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Chinese man fined for trying to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka

Chinese man fined for trying to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka

A Chinese national arrested for attempting to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka back home, presumably to extract their venom, has been fined and released, Customs officials said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka and Qatar share close bonds of friendship

Sri Lanka and Qatar share close bonds of friendship

Sri Lankan ambassador to Qatar Kithsiri Athulathmudali affirmed his country's commitment to strengthen bilateral relations with the State of Qatar and to increase regular exchange of high-level visits ...

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka's new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory.

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek finance from China again if they do not invest in the island.

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother Mahinda -- a former president himself -- as prime minister, a spokesman told AFP Wednesday.

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Sri Lanka's new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka's races

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.

Sri Lanka election chief censors state TV ahead of polls

Sri Lanka election chief censors state TV ahead of polls

Sri Lanka's election commission said it would censor a state-owned TV station in an unprecedented move after accusing the network of bias

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.