Gulf Times - Sri-Lanka
Sri Lanka embassy marks 73rd Independence Day

Sri Lanka embassy marks 73rd Independence Day

The 73rd Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by the staff of the Sri Lankan embassy at the chancery premises in Doha on Thursday.

Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for the second time in a week on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled arrival of another cyclone from the Bay of Bengal.

Gunfire at Sri Lanka prison as riot death toll hits eight

Gunfire at Sri Lanka prison as riot death toll hits eight

Intermittent gunfire rang out Monday at a Sri Lankan high security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said.

Sri Lanka bans Tamil remembrance of war dead

Sri Lanka bans Tamil remembrance of war dead

Commemorations for Tamil Tiger rebels killed in Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war were banned on Friday after court petitions by the government of strongman President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka's government is digging a moat around one of its landfills to keep out hungry elephant herds and reduce conflicts between the animals and villagers.

Sri Lanka returns illegal waste to Britain after court order

Sri Lanka returns illegal waste to Britain after court order

Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by an environment watchdog, officials said Saturday.

Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste that the government said was brought into the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material.

Sri Lanka is seeking JV opportunities, investments from Qatar

Sri Lanka is seeking JV opportunities, investments from Qatar

Sri Lanka is seeking joint venture opportunities and investments from Qatar, especially for its Port City Colombo's infrastructure, as part of strategies to strengthen the bilateral trade between the two countries.

Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in after record victory at polls

Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in after record victory at polls

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in Sunday as Sri Lanka's prime minister after a landslide victory for the ruling party in Wednesday's parliamentary elections, officials said.

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday.

Sri Lanka batsman Mendis arrested over fatal crash

Sri Lanka batsman Mendis arrested over fatal crash

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after being allegedly involved in a fatal crash with a cyclist, who died instantly, just outside the country's capital Colombo, police said.

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown was lifted Sunday after a selective curfew a month ago was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the country's president said.