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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

INDIA DISMISS SRI LANKA FOR 135 IN THIRD TEST, ENFORCE FOLLOW-ON


The hosts conceded a 352-run first innings lead after all-rounder Hardik Pandya's blistering ton propelled India to 487 at the Pallekele International Stadium... READ MORE

13th 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

JAMAICAN AUTHORITIES BACK RUSSIA'S FAILED ATTEMPT TO HAVE DOPING BAN LIFTED


By Kayon Rayner London Reuters Jamaican athletics authorities are in the firing line once again after voting in favour of a bid to lift Russia... READ MORE

4th 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

DECISION TO END HAMAS TERROR LISTING WAS WRONG, TOP EU COURT SAYS


The EU originally listed Hamas as a terror group in 2001, a move that froze the assets of the organisation in the European Union... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 5

EU COURT SAYS IT WAS WRONG TO END HAMAS TERROR LISTING


The EU originally listed Hamas as a terror group in 2001, a move that froze assets of the organization in the European Union... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 55

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

AUSSIES LOSES INJURED LANNING FOR WORLD CUP MATCH AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA


Australia is dealt a blow, losing captain Meg Lanning to injury ahead of its pool match against South Africa in Taunton at the Women's World Cup... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 16

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

SRI LANKA TEA FARMERS STRUGGLE AFTER DEVASTATING FLOODS


Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to make ends meet after their land was destroyed by heavy floods and mudslides last month... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 285

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

SRI LANKA SKIPPER DOUBTFUL FOR CHAMPIONS TROPHY OPENER


Sri Lanka Cricket SLC said he was most likely to sit out the 50-over match against South Africa at the Oval, in south London... READ MORE

1st 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

DEATH TOLL AFTER SRI LANKA MUDSLIDES AND FLOODS CLIMBS PAST 200


The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government has said... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 1

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

N KOREA FIRES SCUD MISSILE INTO SEA, ITS THIRD TEST IN THREE WEEKS


Xi said he was confident the Sri Lankan government and the people will overcome the disaster and rebuild their country... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 0

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

Trending News Headlines : Sri Lanka

OM PURI, CELEBRATED INDIAN ACTOR, DIES AGED 66


Om Puri, one of India's most critically acclaimed actors, who starred in films across Hollywood, Bollywood and the UK, had died in Mumbai... READ MORE

6th January, 2017 29577

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

BAY OF BENGAL: DEPLETED FISH STOCKS AND HUGE DEAD ZONE SIGNAL TIPPING POINT


Approximately 200 million people live along the Bay of Bengal's coasts and of these a major proportion are partially or wholly dependent on its fisheries2... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 10392

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

SRI LANKA: BUDDHIST LEADER STOKES ANTI-MUSLIM TENSION


Another Muslim shop in the town of Kahawatte was reportedly burned to the ground this week by unidentified attackers... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 7450

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DECLARES SRI LANKA MALARIA-FREE


The World Health Organisation has certified that Sri Lanka is a malaria-free nation, in what it called a truly remarkable achievement... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 6269

EX-LEADER'S BROTHER 'LED DEATH SQUAD' IN SRI LANKA


READ MORE Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder The Mount Lavinia Court ordered police to carry out further investigations and arrest any suspects involved... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 4793

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

HERE ARE THE 50 DEMOCRACIES THAT HAVE DONE WHAT THE U.S. HAS FAILED TO DO


Indira Gandhi, for example, was the daughter of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru... READ MORE

14th November, 2016 2761

YORKSHIRE TEA JUST HAD A VERY BIZARRE TWITTER ARGUMENT WITH THIS ANNOYED MANA


All tea comes from one type of bush, called Camellia Sinensis, Yorkshire Teas website explains... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 2248

HONG KONG REJECTS ASYLUM FOR REFUGEES WHO SHELTERED EDWARD SNOWDEN


The Hong Kong government has repeatedly tried to question the four adults about their involvement with Mr. Snowden... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 2216

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

SRI LANKA PLEDGES WAR CRIMES INQUIRY


Channel 4 is sri lanka changing under president sirisena? 30 hrs ago... READ MORE

11th March, 2015 1565

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

UN RAISES CONCERNS OVER ABUSES, TORTURE IN SRI LANKA


Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards torture ... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1382

CHARLIE HEBDO CARTOON ON DEAD SYRIAN CHILD SPARKS ANGER


French satirical magazine rejects Kremlin's criticism of cartoons that have been widely discussed on social media... READ MORE

14th January, 2016 1334

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

SRI LANKA WAR CRIMES REPORT DELAYED


Un agrees to delay sri lanka un war crimes report... READ MORE

16th February, 2015 1136

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

ASYLUM GROUP 'LEGALLY HELD AT SEA'


Australia asylum sea detention of sri lankans legal court rules... READ MORE

28th January, 2015 965

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

GARBAGE DUMP COLLAPSE KILLS AT LEAST 19 IN SRI LANKA


Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 704

'DEFINITELY NOT SAFE': TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKERS STILL RISK TORTURE ON RETURN TO SRI LANKA


In 2009, the Sri Lankan army declared victory over the Tamil separatist. The UN has accused both sides of gross human rights violations... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 694

INDIA TO SPEND A?10BILLION ON NEW WARSHIPS AND SUBMARINES


The decision came after India's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Indian parliament We do not require the aid... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 687

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

JAFFNA JOURNAL SRI LANKAS TAMIL MINORITY GROWS IMPATIENT WITH JUST PROMISES


Since last August, personnel assigned to the French counterterrorism operations, working with African security forces, have killed or captured about 100 militants, French officials said... READ MORE

16th March, 2015 634

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


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