Sri Lanka bets on casino magnate to revive wrecked economy

Sri Lanka bets on casino magnate to revive wrecked economy

Sri Lankan casino magnate Dhammika Perera entered parliament on Wednesday with a mandate to revive the bankrupt island nation's wrecked economy -- working alongside a premier who once accused him of corruption.

Bankrupt Sri Lanka allows younger women to work abroad

Bankrupt Sri Lanka allows younger women to work abroad

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka on Tuesday reduced to 21 the minimum age at which women can go abroad for work and earn much-needed dollars for the bankrupt economy.

Sri Lanka will need $5bn in next six months for essentials: Prime Minister

Sri Lanka will need $5bn in next six months for essentials: Prime Minister

Sri Lanka's cash-strapped government will need at least $5 billion in the next six months to maintain basic standards of living, including some $3.3 billion for fuel imports, the country's prime minister told parliament on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka PM to address crisis-hit nation as fuel stocks run short

Sri Lanka PM to address crisis-hit nation as fuel stocks run short

Sri Lanka's new prime minister will address the crisis-hit nation later on Monday, as the country's power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests

Sri Lanka eases curfew as new PM begins forming cabinet

Sri Lanka eases curfew as new PM begins forming cabinet

Sri Lanka lifted a nationwide curfew for 12 hours on Saturday, further easing tight curbs as new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made first his cabinet appointments after clashes between pro- and anti-government groups killed nine people.

Sri Lanka central bank chief threatens to quit amid turmoil, former PM whisked to navy base

Sri Lanka central bank chief threatens to quit amid turmoil, former PM whisked to navy base

Sri Lanka's central bank governor said on Wednesday he would quit within weeks unless political stability was restored to the country after deadly violence forced the prime minister to quit and take shelter in a navy base.

Sri Lanka prime minister resigns, curfew imposed after clashes

Sri Lanka prime minister resigns, curfew imposed after clashes

Sri Lanka's prime minister resigned on Monday to make way for a unity government to try to find a way out of the country's worst economic crisis in history, but protesters said they also wanted his brother to stand down as president.

Sri Lanka seen as ‘vital source’ for Qatar’s food security needs, says business leader

Sri Lanka seen as ‘vital source’ for Qatar’s food security needs, says business leader

Sri Lanka is playing a significant role in the food security needs of Qatar amidst steady growth in its local and expatriate population and the imminent influx of millions of tourists for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to a top business leader.

Sri Lanka TikToker fined for taunting elephant

Sri Lanka TikToker fined for taunting elephant

A Sri Lankan tourist guide who taunted a wild elephant and posted the video on TikTok has been fined for animal cruelty, officials said Friday, in a case that triggered a public outcry.

Sri Lankan community leaders interact with Parliament member

Sri Lankan community leaders interact with Parliament member

Visiting Sri Lankan Parliament member S M M Muszhaaraff and leaders of Sri Lankan community associations in Qatar met recently

Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices as economic crisis worsens

Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices as economic crisis worsens

Sri Lanka raised fuel prices Tuesday and warned of possible petrol rationing with importers struggling to pay for oil, in a worsening economic crisis that has also sparked food shortages.

Sri Lanka minister slams police probe on cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka minister slams police probe on cricket World Cup

Sri Lankan police "botched" an investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup final which the country lost to India, a senior minister told parliament Tuesday, reviving an explosive match-fixing controversy.