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12 Mar 2022


How to prepare traditional Sri Lankan Sothi?

Sothi or coconut milk gravy is a popular dish in Sri Lanka and is often served to guests during Deepavali in Malaysian Sri Lankan households.

10 Feb 2022


5 things to do in Colombo

Colombo is the capital and the economic hub of Sri Lanka.

22 Sep 2021


COVID-19 vaccines: Sri Lanka seeks $100 million assistance from IMF

Sri Lanka has decided to ask for a $100 million loan from IMF to procure 14 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and finance other vaccination program-related costs, it was announced on Wednesday.

13 Aug 2021


Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in Sri Lanka

The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Sri Lanka and comprises around 75% of the new cases reported in the Western province, experts said, warning that the island nation was facing the most decisive fortnight in its fight against the pandemic.

25 Jun 2021


Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

29 May 2021

Cargo Ship

Authorities warn against 'acid rains' due to burning cargo ship

Sri Lanka's apex environment body has warned that there could be slight acid rains due to the emission of nitrogen dioxide from the Singapore-flagged cargo ship which caught fire on May 20, 9.5 nautical miles from the coast in Colombo.

08 May 2021


First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.

06 May 2021


COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

Sri Lanka became the latest country on Thursday to announce that all arrivals from India will be banned with immediate effect due to the record rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country.

24 Apr 2021


New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the country, according to a top immunologist.

12 Apr 2021


Sri Lanka Police warn shoppers against breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

Sri Lankan Police has warned of strict action against shoppers flouting the COVID-19 health guidelines ahead of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to be celebrated on Wednesday.

02 Apr 2021


Facing delay in securing vaccines, Lanka temporarily suspends COVID-19 jabs

Sri Lanka has temporarily halted its COVID-19 vaccination program as there was a delay in securing more AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), a top health minister has said.

20 Mar 2021


Ram Temple will hold piece of history from Sri Lanka

A stone from Sita Eliya, the place in Sri Lanka where Goddess Sita is believed to have been held captive, will be used in the Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya and serve as a pillar of strength for India-Lanka ties, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

16 Mar 2021

Pakistan News

Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman

The Sri Lankan government will not rush through the process to ban burqas and the decision on the issue would be taken after reaching a consensus, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2021


Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase ten million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine from India, officials have said.

30 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.

29 Jan 2021


Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

Sri Lanka on Friday launched its national coronavirus immunization campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers, soldiers, and security personnel, a day after India gifted 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the island nation.

27 Jan 2021


Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

Sri Lanka will purchase two to three million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, from its Indian manufacturing company Serum Institute of India during the next two days, Lalith Weeratunga, the advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Wednesday.

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.

20 Oct 2020


'800' controversy: Vijay Sethupathi's daughter receives rape threats

Even after actor Vijay Sethupathi quit the controversial movie 800, a biopic on legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan, he continued to receive flak for having considered the film.

'800': Amid controversy, Vijay Sethupathi walks out of Muralitharan biopic

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi has opted out of the movie 800, a biopic on former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

02 Oct 2020

Mumbai Police

In statement to cops, Kashyap denies allegations of sexual assault

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in his statement to the police, has denied all allegations of sexual assault leveled against him.

24 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity, and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) must overcome, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday at an informal virtual meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

18 Aug 2020


India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.

15 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

SAARC meet: Modi announces COVID-19 emergency fund; contributes $10mn

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced the SAARC conference on Sunday at 5 pm.

USA register joint-lowest total in ODI history: Details here

The United States of America cricket team on Wednesday registered the joint-lowest total in ODI history (35).

Opening day of a match abandoned due to dangerous pitch

In a shocking incident in Australia, the opening day of a Sheffield Shield match was abandoned after the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was deemed dangerous.

05 Dec 2019


Best travel destinations around the world for vegans and vegetarians

Whether for health reasons or for the love of environment, a lot of people are switching to a plant-based or vegan diet, by cutting out all the meat and animal-related products.

17 Nov 2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Civil war-era defense chief Rajapaksa to become Sri Lankan President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the next Sri Lankan President as the ruling United National Party's presidential candidate, Sajith Premadasa, conceded.

14 Nov 2019


Happy Birthday Adam Gilchrist: Some records held by the legend

Australia's legendary wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has made a name for himself, as he is rated as one of the most deadly openers in world cricket to date.

17 Sep 2019

IIT Roorkee

IIT Delhi announces JEE Advanced 2020 date: Check it here

The examination date for JEE Advanced 2020 is finally out and this time, IIT Delhi has been given the responsibility of the test.

18 Aug 2019


Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

16 Aug 2019


Seeking spirituality? Here are five destinations you should visit

The term 'spirituality' might mean different things for different people, but one thing that is certain about the notion is that it effectively transcends boundaries of nationalities, religions, and beliefs.

Thailand women smash this stunning T20I record: Details here

While cricket is the game of glorious uncertainties, T20I is the most unpredictable format of the sport.

22 Jul 2019


Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

17 Jul 2019


#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

04 Jul 2019


ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

The ICC World Cup is the most prestigious cricketing tournament in the world.

04 Jul 2019

Virat Kohli

#WC2019: Virat-Anushka 'seal the silly moments' together in England

Virat Kohli has been winning hearts with his team's performance in the ongoing World Cup in England.

09 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka: PM Modi pays tributes to Easter attack victims

PM Narendra Modi, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, has paid tributes to the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo that took place in April this year.

02 Jun 2019


Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

12 May 2019


Sri Lanka: Six days after wedding, woman dies on honeymoon

The honeymoon trip of a British couple, who got married on April 19, took an unexpected turn after they fell ill; allegedly due to hotel food. The couple was rushed to a hospital. While the husband survived, his wife passed away.