Colombo, Oct 29 (IBNS): Amid political crisis in the island nation, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday assumed charges as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, media reports said.
New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): United Nations chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was following Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis with “great concern”, after a man was killed allegedly by a politician’s bodyguard, who reportedly fired on a crowd of demonstrators.
Colombo, Oct 28 (IBNS): At least three people were injured security personnel of country's Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga fired live rounds of bullets on Sunday, media reports said.
Colombo, Mar 7 (IBNS) In the wake of violence erupting in the central districts of Sri Lanka, the UN, on Wednesday, urged the people of the island nation to resolve their issues through dialogue, today.
Colombo, Mar 6 (IBNS): Faced with clashes between two hostile religious groups, the Sri Lanka government, on Tuesday, announced State Emergency emergency to curb the violence from spreading, media reports said.
Colombo Feb 21 (IBNS): Twelve military personnel and seven civilians have been injured in an explosion inside a private bus in Diyatalawa, in the hill country of Sri Lanka this morning.
Colombo, Feb 12 (IBNS): Winning a stunning victory by grabbing two third of the 340 local government bodies, the party backed by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday urged the government to dissolve Parliament immediately and declare a General Election.
Colombo, Apr 6 (IBNS) : Indian Coast Guard Ship CGS Shoor has arrived the island nation on April 4 for a five-day visit to strengthen corporation between Sri Lankan and Indian coast guard operations.
Colombo, Feb 27 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed as a prison bus was shot in Sri Lanka's Kalutara area on Monday, media reports said.
New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): Sri Lanka is making efforts to achieve zero hunger and zero under-nutrition, having launched a national review of food security and nutrition with the United Nations emergency food relief agency.
Colombo, Jan 11 (IBNS): Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa clarified his stand on the current government leasing land to a Chinese company in the country's Hambantota Port area to build a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the media reported on Wednesday.