Sri Lanka: News
12 Sep 2023Travel And Tourism
Buddhist temples and monasteries, meticulously crafted to nurture meditation and embrace tranquility, offer an extraordinary gateway to commune with nature and discover your inner serenity.
06 Sep 2023India
The official invitation that was sent out for the G20 summit dinner to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan mentions "President of Bharat," instead of "President of India."
04 Sep 2023Muthiah Muralidaran
Muthiah Muralidaran is one of the most iconic spinners in the history of cricket. The Sri Lankan spinning wizard is known for his unique bowling action and killer variations.
12 Aug 2023Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi—during the no-confidence motion debate in the Parliament on Thursday—blamed former PM Indira Gandhi for "gifting" the disputed Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka.
09 Aug 2023Indian Rupee (INR)
The Indian government has initiated trade in Indian Rupee (INR) with neighboring countries, including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, and Russia.
25 Jun 2023Dawood Ibrahim
Indian agencies have reportedly found a connection between Haji Salim, a gangster based out of Karachi in Pakistan, and the notorious underworld mafia gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
17 May 2023Inox
PVR and Inox are the biggest names in the exhibitor circuit in India. The bigwigs got into a merger and came into a rebranding of PVR Inox.
17 Apr 2023Tamil Cinema
Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the most iconic players to ever embrace the game of cricket. His record of 800 wickets in Test match cricket is still not broken. From his iconic bowling action to his lethal spins, the legend has inspired many.
07 Mar 2023China
China has assured Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium for 2022 and 2023, paving the way for the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) $2.9 billion bailout.
25 Feb 2023United States of America
Ahead of United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken's three-day India visit for the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi, the US expressed grave concern over China's loans to India's immediate neighbors, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
22 Feb 2023Travel And Tourism
If you are ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is the perfect destination for you.
02 Feb 2023Tamil Nadu
Due to unseasonal rainfall in numerous parts of Tamil Nadu since Wednesday night, schools and colleges in Nagapattinam were forced to announce a holiday on Thursday.
20 Jan 2023India
The foreign minister of Sri Lanka, Ali Sabry, said that the financial aid of approximately $4 billion it received from India helped the country import essential goods and regain stability during its absolute economic crisis.
30 Nov 2022Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, is arbitrary for recognizing religious minorities from three countries only while excluding Muslims and completely ignoring Sri Lankan Tamils.
12 Nov 2022Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court on Friday released the last six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
12 Nov 2022Tamil Nadu
At least 27 districts in Tamil Nadu have announced a holiday for schools and colleges on Saturday as heavy rains continue to lash the state.
29 Sep 2022Durga Puja
Although Durga Puja begins this weekend, people have already started hitting pandals across Kolkata to avoid the rush on the main days of the festival.
27 Sep 2022Travel And Tourism
Sri Lanka is famed for its gorgeous beaches, delicious food, and rich biodiversity.
03 Sep 2022International Monetary Fund
Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to the country on Friday nearly two months after fleeing the island country amid the worst-ever economic downturn, according to AFP.
21 Aug 2022Colombo
A team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be visiting Sri Lanka this week to assess the island nation's total external and internal debt.
16 Aug 2022India China Border
A Chinese research vessel, purportedly a spy ship, docked in Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port on Tuesday amid concerns in India.
01 Aug 2022International Monetary Fund
Sri lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in reference to the protesters' threats, said that there was no point in asking that he "should go home" because he has nowhere to go.
22 Jul 2022Colombo
Hundreds of Sri Lankan army personnel and police stormed the major anti-government demonstration camp in the capital city, Colombo, on Friday.
20 Jul 2022Sri Lankan Government
Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the new President of crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
18 Jul 2022Sri Lankan Government
Sri Lanka's acting President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, imposed a state of emergency late on Sunday night as his administration continues to suppress civil unrest and address the country's economic problems.
17 Jul 2022AIADMK
The government on Sunday announced an all-party conference on the unrest in Sri Lanka was scheduled for Tuesday evening.
16 Jul 2022Sri Lankan Government
In the midst of the country's economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government is planning to implement a national fuel quota scheme.
16 Jul 2022Ranil Wickremesinghe
On Saturday, Sri Lankan parliamentarians began selecting a new president to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
16 Jul 2022Ranil Wickremesinghe
Battling an acute economic crisis, Sri Lanka's Parliament convened for a session on Saturday to start the procedure of electing the island nation's next president. The house will be voting on July 20.
15 Jul 2022Animal Rights
An act of kindness by protesters in Sri Lanka is winning the internet.
15 Jul 2022Singapore
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday took oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation was officially accepted.
14 Jul 2022Singapore
Acting President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday asked Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to both the government and the Opposition.
13 Jul 2022Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed the country's acting president and a state of emergency has been declared in the island nation following a standoff between the security forces and angry protesters who tried to enter the Prime Minister's Office.
13 Jul 2022Maldives
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday declared a state of emergency after embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military jet after facing a massive public revolt for the collapse of the country's economy.
12 Jul 2022Colombo
Former Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, attempted to flee to Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday amid a wave of protests but was unsuccessful after the airport's immigration officials blocked him.
11 Jul 2022International Monetary Fund
With Sri Lanka reeling under its worst economic crisis in seven decades, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva warned G20 nations over global debt.
10 Jul 2022Colombo
Seeking the public's support to maintain peace in the country, Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, on Sunday said an opportunity to resolve the current political crisis in a peaceful manner is now available.
10 Jul 2022International Monetary Fund
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday agreed to step down from his post after violent protests in which demonstrators stormed his official residence in Colombo, forcing him to flee to an unknown location.
09 Jul 2022Colombo
In a significant but expected development, Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, paving way for an all-party administration to take charge.
09 Jul 2022Facebook
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly abandoned his official residence in Colombo on Saturday as demonstrators broke into the house, AFP reported.
28 Jun 2022India
Citizens of Sri Lanka have been placed under a virtual lockdown as the worsening sovereign debt crisis has deprived the South Asian country of fuel.
18 Jun 2022India
The Sri Lanka government on Friday declared work from home (WFH) for its government employees for the next two weeks as the island nation is grappling with an acute fuel shortage amid the worst financial crisis it has seen since its independence in 1948.
28 May 2022India
Sri Lankan Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday thanked India and Japan for the move to set up a foreign aid consortium.
17 May 2022Sri Lankan Government
In a televised speech on Monday, Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced plans to privatize its national carrier SriLankan Airlines.
13 May 2022Ranil Wickremesinghe
Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP), was sworn in as the country's 26th prime minister on Thursday, succeeding Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned on Monday amid protests over the island nation's current economic crisis.
11 May 2022Ministry Of External Affairs
The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.
10 May 2022International Monetary Fund
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family have reportedly sought refuge at a naval base in Trincomalee, in the country's northeast region.
09 May 2022Mahinda Rajapaksa
Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, local media reported.
07 May 2022Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared a state of emergency for the second time in just over a month as anti-government protests escalated in the island nation.
02 May 2022Maithripala Sirisena
Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, former president and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chief Maithripala Sirisena called for fresh elections on Sunday.
29 Apr 2022Maithripala Sirisena
To solve the political impasse ailing Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday agreed to form an interim government without his older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the PM.
19 Apr 2022International Monetary Fund
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday "assured all possible cooperation" to her Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry on the sidelines of IMF-WB Spring Meetings in the US.
14 Apr 2022India
India is considering enhancing its financial assistance to crisis-hit Sri Lanka in the form of credits for essential commodities and balance-of-payment support.
12 Apr 2022India
Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced that it was defaulting on its $51 billion external debt in anticipation of a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.
06 Apr 2022Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency in the nation with immediate effect.
05 Apr 2022Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.
04 Apr 2022Mahinda Rajapaksa
At a late-night meeting on Sunday, the entire cabinet of Sri Lanka resigned amid mounting public anger and growing anti-government protests over the severe economic crisis.
03 Apr 2022Colombo
More than 600 demonstrators were arrested in Sri Lanka's Western Province for violating a countrywide curfew of 36 hours, news agency PTI reported.
03 Apr 2022X
The Sri Lankan government has barred access to all social media sites in its latest attempt to prevent protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
02 Apr 2022India
The Sri Lankan government has imposed a curfew across the country from Saturday at 6:00 pm to Monday at 6:00 am in response to protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
02 Apr 2022Colombo
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday, a day after hundreds attempted to storm his house in protest of the country's unprecedented economic crisis.
01 Apr 2022International Monetary Fund
Thousands of people descended on the streets of Sri Lankan capital Colombo near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house on Thursday night, demanding that he step down.
29 Mar 2022India
Sri Lanka is experiencing one of its most severe economic crises in decades, with rising inflation, weak government finances, and COVID-19 shattering the economy.