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Elusive justice

Political rivalry casts a shadow on Colombo’s commitment to UNHRC to probe war crimes.

Court acquits Indian held for alleged assassination plot against Sri Lankan President

The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court acquitted the Indian national of the charges of conspiring to assassinate the VIPs when the case was taken up for hearing on Wednesday.


World Without Solutions

How Western liberalism has failed South Asia.

Year in review: The five places that stole our heart in 2018

While there were many individual moments that I’ll cherish from my travels in 2018—such as the benevolent spa therapist at Faena Miami Beach who practically raised me from the dead after a brutal conference—these are the destinations that made the most lasting impressions.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Highlights: New Zealand win by 45 runs, lead series 1-0

NZ vs SL 1st ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka were bowled out for 326 in 371-run chase.

The good neighbour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka underlined civilisational ties, avoided contentious issues 


Sri Lanka: 2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in history

President Maithripala Sirisena's dramatic move to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and install former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place following differences over policy issues left the country without a functioning government for nearly two months.

Sri Lanka President Sirisena meets party organisers, hints 2019 may be election year

Sirisena could call a snap presidential election after January 8 next year. By schedule the next presidential election must be called by November 2019 and held before January 2020.

Looking forward to continuing to engage with Lankan PM Wickremesinghe: US

Sirisena had to reinstate Wickremesinghe after the Supreme Court ruled that his action violated the constitution and the legislature voted confidence in Wickremesinghe.

Two opposition leaders in Sri Lanka's Parliament, says Tamil leader

Speaker Jayasuriya Tuesday announced 73-year-old Rajapaksa's appointment as Sri Lanka's main opposition leader in Parliament, days after he resigned as prime minister after clinging on to power for nearly two months.

Sri Lanka Photos

PM Narendra Modi's Buddha moment in Sri Lanka: 17 photos from his bilateral visit

PM Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka which is celebrating it's first Vesak Day celebrations this year.

England beat Sri Lanka inside three days after James Anderson bags ten-for

James Anderson picks 10 wickets in the match as England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs, inside three days.


Eng vs SL: On Day 2, James Anderson and Stuart Broad swing it England's way

After Jonny Bairstow hundred, James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreak havoc to enforce follow-on on Sri Lanka.

Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka's trio on Day 1

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

England vs Sri Lanka: England hold nerves in last-over thriller

England defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs to clinch victory in a last-over thriller in ICC World T20.


West Indies make it 2/2 with seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Before Andre Fletcher's 64-ball 84, Samuel Badree derailed Sri Lanka's innings with a spell of 3/12.

ICC World T20: Tillakaratne Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win over Afghanistan

Sri Lanka, riding high on Dilshan's unbeaten 83, beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga: List of cricketers expected to bid goodbye after ICC World T20 2016

Here's a list of players who can bid adieu to the game after the completion of ICC World T20.

ICC World T20: Here's a look at who lifted trophy in the previous editions

Sri Lanka are defending champions at the World T20 starting March 15. They beat India in the previous edition played in 2014.

Sri Lanka Videos

Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.

On this day in 1960, Sri Lanka elected its first female head of state.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the prime minister of Sri Lanka, giving the country its first female head of state. See more:


11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

Indian team looks balanced for the series: Dhoni

Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.