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Former Sri Lanka bank chief engaged in insider trading: probe

Colombo - A former governor of Sri Lanka's central bank has been accused of insider trading by a damning presidential report into a high-profile bond scandal that cost the island millions.The long-awaited inquiry recommended the state recover a $4.

Sri Lanka president restores ban on women buying alcohol

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.

Sri Lanka unions call off rail strike after backlash

Colombo - Sri Lanka's railway workers called off an island-wide strike Wednesday that disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of students ahead of crucial school exams, prompting a public backlash.

Sri Lanka hands over debt-laden port to Chinese owner

Colombo - Sri Lanka Saturday handed over a deep-sea port to a Chinese firm, in a deal agreed to boost the cash-strapped island's finances that has raised concerns at home and abroad over Beijing's growing influence. The $1.

Storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday deployed troops to help regions stricken by a major storm which killed seven people with five others missing, authorities said.

Sri Lanka arrests six in hunt for monks who attacked Rohingya

Colombo - Sri Lankan police said Sunday they have arrested six people in their hunt for a mob led by Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees last week.

Sri Lanka calls monks who attacked Rohingya 'animals'

Colombo - The Sri Lankan government Wednesday slammed a group of radical Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees on the island as "animals", pledging action against police who failed to protect them.

Sri Lanka arrests man with gold-filled bottom

Colombo - Sri Lanka customs arrested an India-bound air passenger attempting with "difficulty" to smuggle nearly one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of gold stuffed in his rectum, a spokesman said Monday.

Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

Colombo - A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military.

Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lankan police Friday found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile.

Sri Lanka defends diplomat facing warcrimes charges

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president Sunday defended his ambassador to Latin America who faces war crimes allegations over his role as a senior army officer during and after the island's ethnic war.

Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis

Colombo - Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis.

Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed an officer from the island's Tamil minority to head the navy for the first time since a separatist war erupted 45 years ago.

Sri Lanka cuts taxes to lift disaster-hit economy

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced tax cuts and subsidised loans for small businesses and exporters Thursday, amid concerns a raging drought and flash flooding could drag on economic growth.

Sri Lankan crew averts mid-air fire caused by phone

Colombo - Crew on a Sri Lankan Airlines plane carrying 202 passengers have extinguished a mid-flight fire triggered by a mobile phone battery in an overhead locker, the carrier said Monday.

Sri Lanka completes controversial $1 billion port deal with China

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Saturday sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that worries many, including its giant neighbour India.The long-delayed $1.

Four Sri Lanka migrants cleared of people trafficking in Canada

Ottawa - A Canadian court on Thursday acquitted four Sri Lankan migrants charged with smuggling 74 of their compatriots into the country almost a decade ago.

Sri Lanka finalises $1.12 bn port deal with China

Colombo - Sri Lanka's government Tuesday approved the sale to China of a majority stake in a loss-making but strategically-sited deep sea port for more than a billion dollars, the ports minister said.

Sri Lanka opens landmark inquiry into 2012 jail massacre

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday a long-awaited investigation into the massacre of 27 prisoners that became a symbol of the rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the war-era regime.

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Colombo - Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape".

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance

Colombo - Sri Lanka vowed Wednesday to grant greater autonomy to its Tamil minority in a new constitution after an influential Buddhist monk said the clergy opposed the plan.

Sri Lanka train deaths prompt selfie crackdown

Colombo - Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a coastal track.

Sri Lanka saves pod of stranded whales

Colombo - Sri Lanka's navy and local residents rescued a pod of about 20 stranded pilot whales off the island's northeastern coast on Wednesday, an official said.

Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

Colombo - Sri Lanka pledged Wednesday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been built on slopes.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.
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