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SRI LANKA IN TALKS WITH CHINA'S ALIBABA TO PROMOTE ONLINE SALES OF CEYLON TEA


Sri Lanka's government is in talks with China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba, to promote online sales of the country's popular Ceylon tea, a local media reported Sunday... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 0

PAKISTAN SAYS INDIA CRICKET TOURNAMENT MUST BE MOVED


Pakistani cricket authorities Tuesday called for an upcoming tournament in India to be moved to a neutral venue, citing security fears in the South Asian country... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

CHINA'S NAVAL HOSPITAL SHIP MAKES FIRST VISIT TO SRI LANKA[1]


Aside from Sri Lanka, Harmonious Mission 2017 will also see the Peace Ark visit other locations around the Indian Ocean... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 3189

SRI LANKA'S KARUNARATNE, MENDIS RESIST RAMPAGING INDIA


Sri Lanka need at least a draw to stay alive in the series... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 0

SRI LANKA SIGNS $1.1 BILLION CHINA PORT DEAL AMID LOCAL, FOREIGN CONCERNS


Sri LankaPorts Authority SLPA and China Merchants Port Holdings 0144.HK to handle the commercial operations of the Chinese-built port on a 99-year lease... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 582

CHINA, SRI LANKA INK HAMBANTOTA PORT DEAL


China Merchants Port Holdings and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority signed an agreement here on Saturday to develop the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 2740

SRI LANKA SIGNS DEAL ON HAMBANTOTA PORT WITH CHINA


In a move to ease those concerns, the Sri Lankan government announced a revised deal to cut the Chinese firm's stake to 70 percent ... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 1334

SRI LANKA TO SIGN HAMBANTOTA PORT DEAL WITH CHINA ON SATURDAY, INDIA'S SECURITY CONCERNS ADDRESSED


The deal will also help Sri Lanka manage its foreign debt better, he added... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 1395

DHAWAN, PUJARA CENTURIES HURT SRI LANKA IN FIRST INDIA TEST


Gunaratne was rushed into Colombo for specialist evaluation, said the Sri Lankan board... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 0

WORST-EVER DENGUE OUTBREAK KILLS UP TO 300 IN SRI LANKA


The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever has killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka, with aid agencies warning against further spread of the mosquito-borne viral disease... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 401

AUSTRALIA TO HELP SRI LANKA FIGHT WORST-EVER DENGUE OUTBREAK


Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak and hospitals are overcrowded with patients... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 5

BUDDHISM TO REMAIN PARAMOUNT IN NEW CHARTER


Prime Minister assured Buddhist monks that the new constitution will not take away the primary status given to Buddhism... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 770

CHINESE CARGO PLANE DELIVERS RELIEF TO FLOOD-HIT SRI LANKA


China will always stand up for Sri Lanka even during difficult times, the ambassador said... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2

KABUL FUNERAL EXPLOSIONS LEAVE AT LEAST SIX DEAD


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday thanked the Chinese government and its people for their assistance to flood-hit families in the island country... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 0

DEATH TOLL IN FLOOD-HIT SRI LANKA HITS 202 HOSPITALS TO BE EVACUATED


Sixty-three people were injured and seeking treatment in state hospitals while over 600,000 people have been affected... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 0

FOREIGN AID ARRIVES AS FLOOD TOLL TOPS 200


Mudslides have become common during the monsoon season in Sri Lanka as land has been heavily deforested to grow export crops such as tea and rubber... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 356

RACE TO RESCUE SRI LANKA FLOOD VICTIMS AS TOLL RISES


Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after floods and mudslides inundated parts of southern and western Sri Lanka and killed at least 164 people... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 1894

SRI LANKA APPEALS FOR AID AS FLOOD DEATHS EXCEED 150


The situation is very dire, Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez, reporting from Matara in southern Sri Lanka, said... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 275

AWKWARD TRUMP HANDSHAKE A 'MOMENT OF TRUTH'


According to Save the Children, Sri Lanka has recorded almost 53,000 dengue fever cases across the country since the start of the year... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 2

SRI LANKA RUSHES AID TO HALF A MILLION FLOOD VICTIMS AS DEATH TOLL RISES


The flooding is the worst since May 2003 when 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed after a similarly powerful monsoon, officials said... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 252

RESIDENTS AFRAID AS MORE RAIN FORECAST


Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper said a second Indian naval ship, the INS Shardul, had arrived in Colombo with relief supplies and inflatable boats... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 1347

SRI LANKA RESCUERS FIND BODIES AS FLOOD DEATHS REACH 146


Sri Lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on Sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 168

100 CONFIRMED DEAD IN SRI LANKA MUDSLIDES


The military used large armoured vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 0

SRI LANKA FLOODS, LANDSLIDES: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 100


Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in the capital, Colombo, on Saturday to help Sri Lanka deal with the worst flooding in 14 years... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 2823

FILM BREAKS SILENCE ON 'MADNESS' OF SRI LANKA CIVIL WAR


Photo Cannes Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 16

HEAVY RAINS CAUSE DEADLY LANDSLIDES IN SRI LANKA


READ MORE The agony of Sri Lanka's landslide survivors Heavy rain also flooded several parts of the southern Galle and Matara districts... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 7

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SRI LANKA PROTEST OVER CHINESE INVESTMENT TURNS UGLY


Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 8911

BARACK OBAMA'S FAREWELL SPEECH: PRESIDENT ENDS HIS LEADERSHIP WITH URGENT AND FEARFUL WARNING ABOUT THE STATE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACYA


Barack Obama's farewell speech President ends his leadership with urgent and fearful warning about the state of American democracyA... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 4683

TUPAC SHAKUR'S HAIL MARY MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT CAROL SERVICE


The lyrics are in fact those of a 1997 track by the rapper Tupac Shakur... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 3256

MASSIVE DUMP LANDSLIDE KILLS AT LEAST 10 IN SRI LANKA


A 13-year-old boy and two girls aged 14 and 15 were among the dead, said Pushpa Soysa, head nurse at the main Colombo hospital... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 1596

COLOMBO: DEATH TOLL FROM RUBBISH DUMP COLLAPSE RISES


Sri Lanka's parliament was warned recently that the 23 million tonnes of garbage rotting at Kolonnawa was a serious health hazard... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 1473

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE BOOSTS SRI LANKA-CHINA TIES


Besides the Chinese language, many Sri Lankan students are learning Chinese medicine and business courses in China, as Chinese medicine is emerging in South Asia... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 1149

MALDIVES NEWSPAPER RAIDED AFTER CORRUPTION CLAIMS AGAINST PRESIDENT


Al-Jazeera documentary airing corruption allegations against President Abdulla Yameen leads to crackdown on media... READ MORE

8th September, 2016 1142

UN URGES SRI LANKA TO INVESTIGATE WAR ABUSES


The United Nations Human Rights Council should give full support to the recommendations in a resolution it is expected to adopt this month, he said... READ MORE

16th September, 2015 1082

INDIA AND SRI LANKA MUST BE GOOD NEIGHBOURS


Botched peace plan Mr Modi also urged the new Sri Lankan government to push forward with post-war reconciliation... READ MORE

13th March, 2015 872

SAUDI ARABIA TO 'REOPEN' SRI LANKAN MAID ADULTERY CASE


Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death for adultery, Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister said... READ MORE

8th December, 2015 640

TENS OF THOUSANDS DESCEND ON DUBLIN TO PROTEST AGAINST WATER CHARGES


For instance, research has shown that India's air pollution problems may cut agricultural production by a third... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 596

HOPES FADE FOR S LANKA MUDSLIP VICTIMS


In June, monsoon rains triggered landslides in Sri Lanka that killed at least 22 people and forced thousands from their homes... READ MORE

30th October, 2014 590

CHINA 'SILK ROAD' PROJECT IN SRI LANKA DELAYED AS BEIJING TOUGHENS STANCE


A source familiar with China's thinking said it may wait until May, when Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visits Beijing, to sign both deals... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 553

HOPES FOR SURVIVORS FADE AFTER RUBBISH DUMP COLLAPSE


Authorities were unsure how many more people could still be trapped, but about 30 were reported missing, Bopage told the Associated Press news agency... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 546

ARMY SPIES ARRESTED OVER LASANTHA WICKREMATUNGE MURDER


Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 450

LANDSLIDES IN SRI LANKA LEAVE DOZENS DEAD


The Sri Lanka Red Cross was managing one of at least four camps near the Aranayake landslide to provide relief to survivors, Mr. Johnney said... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 375

MODI VISITS TAMILS CULTURAL HEART IN TOUR OF SRI LANKA


Gandhi was the last prime minister to visit Sri Lanka, in 1987, but the trip was marred when a Sri Lankan sailor hit Mr... READ MORE

14th March, 2015 337

PEOPLE UNDERNEATH - STILL THEY DUMP


Four children are among 16 people killed after a huge rubbish dump collapsed on to their homes in Sri Lanka... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 337

SRI LANKA: MUDSLIDES BURY HUNDREDS OF VILLAGERS


Some 220 families were reported missing, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said in a statement... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 327

INVESTIGATORS TO RELEASE RECORDER DATA FROM TRAIN CRASH ON THURSDAY


The inquiry is the outcome of a landmark resolution of the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council last March... READ MORE

4th February, 2015 313

COMEBACK HOPES DIM FOR SRI LANKAS EX-PRESIDENT AHEAD OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


But all around him Mr. Rajapaksa's old power base was being assailed by opponents determined to bury his political hopes once and for all... READ MORE

17th August, 2015 293

FILM BREAKS SILENCE ON 'MADNESS' OF SRI LANKA CIVIL WAR


Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 271

CHINA INVITES INDIA TO JOIN SRI LANKA OFFSHORE CITY PROJECT


Already, we have quite a number of Indian companies who have made substantial investments in Sri Lanka... READ MORE

10th October, 2016 214

UZBEK PRESIDENT'S DEATH PUTS A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON THE STRANGE STORY OF THE COUNTRY'S 'JAILED PRINCESS'


Within only six years, Karimova went from being Uzbekistan's deputy foreign affairs minister to the reputed owner of the country's largest conglomerate... READ MORE

3rd September, 2016 166

HOPES FADING FOR SRI LANKA'S LANDSLIDE SURVIVORS


About 220 families are reported missing, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said in a statement on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th May, 2016 155

INDIA-AUSTRALIA SUBMARINE DRILLS EXPECTED TO RATTLE CHINA


If the Pacific Ocean is big enough to accommodate China and the US, so is the Indian Ocean to accommodate India and China... READ MORE

25th August, 2015 120

SHOPPING MALL TERROR ATTACKS CALL


In moves that enraged Indian defense officials, a Chinese submarine twice paid visits to Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital... READ MORE

23rd February, 2015 119

AS SRI LANKA GOES TO POLLS, CALLS GROW FOR WAR CRIMES TRIAL OVER TAMIL TIGERS ASSAULT


The government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had designated the area a no fire zone for civilians... READ MORE

16th August, 2015 117

HOPE IN SRI LANKA DWINDLES UNLIKE RAIN AMID LANDSLIDE RESCUE EFFORTS


The Kegalle district, which includes Aranayake, was struck by two major landslides, said Pradeep Kodippili, a spokesman for the Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka... READ MORE

20th May, 2016 97

VALENTINE'S DAY AROUND THE WORLD IN PICTURES


Photograph: Wakil Kohsar /AFP Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Pinterest close China Street vendors sell flowers and balloons on an overhead bridge in Beijing... READ MORE

14th February, 2015 93


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