Colombo: Several countries are currently facing troubles and pressure of Chinese tourist debt traps amid struggle to recover after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Rameswaram/UNI: The mechanized boat fishermen from Rameswaram alleged that they were yet again attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on Saturday.
New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, underpinned by robust local health care system, to contain the disease.
Colombo: The Sri Lankan Railway department has said the brakes on faulty Chinese train compartments will be replaced, media reports said.
Colombo:Sri Lanka's state owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on Wednesday said it would impose daily power cuts in the country for the coming four days due to restoration of the national power grid following a sudden nationwide power failure on Monday which plunged the country into crisis and even disrupted essential services.
Colombo: The Sri Lankan electorate handed an unprecedented power to the Rajapaksha family after the brothers registered a landslide win, trouncing their opponent, in the recently concluded elections.
Colombo/Xinhua: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the wildlife department to probe incidents of illegal poaching after leopards were killed in snares in recent weeks, local media reported on Wednesday.
Fifty years ago, on May 27, 1970, the journey of a political legend began. Sri Lanka’s political destiny changed when Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to follow his father’s footsteps by entering the political arena, representing the Hambantota district.
Colombo/UNI: The curfew in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed from Monday, the President of Media Division (PMD) said on Sunday.
Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: The Sri Lankan government declared a nationwide curfew which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday and end at 6:00 a.m. local time Monday to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the island country.
Colombo/UNI: In a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the country, Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday announced that it has banned passengers from 11 countries from visiting the island nation.
Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Tuesday said that all passengers arriving from Italy, Iran and South Korea would have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period to prevent the COVID-19 from entering the island country.
Colombo/IBNS: In the wake of the terror attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday last year, a Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security in the country has proposed to immediately ban attire such as the burqa and suspend the registration of political parties on an ethnic and religious basis, media reports said.
Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: In a bid to boost tourism, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday lifted a 25-year ban on the operation of helicopter flights by private operators from the heart of capital city of Colombo.
Colombo/UNI: The newly formed Sri Lankan government is aiming to log a 6.5 per cent or higher GDP growth and prioritise national security in the island-nation.