Gulf Times - Sri-Lanka
Opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower marred by corruption allegation

Opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower marred by corruption allegation

The grand opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower was mired in controversy on Monday when President Maithripala Sirisena said one of the Chinese firms contracted to work on the project ...

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a religious festival, police said.

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands of people protested in cities and towns across Australia Sunday against the government's efforts to deport a Tamil family back to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief on Monday brushed aside international outrage over his appointment, saying "anyone can make allegations" that he had committed war crimes.

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse formally launched his bid for Sri Lanka's presidency Sunday, vowing to battle "extremist terrorism" in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka was considering applications from three "top international cricket coaches" to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, Dubai

Sri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, Dubai

A Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tonnes of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent on to India and Dubai, a top minister said Friday.

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case

Sri Lanka's police chief and former defence secretary were released on bail on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested over allegations

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested their own chief and the former defence secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, a police spokesman said.

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka has hired two hangmen as it prepares for executions of four prisoners convicted of drug offences in what would be the country's first use of the death penalty for over 40 years, prison authorities said on Friday.

Catholic church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Catholic church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Sri Lanka's bombed Catholic church was reconsecrated Wednesday with a prayer for a strong national leader to punish those responsible for the Easter attacks that killed 258 people.