Asia Pacific Aug 23, 2019

Four months after Easter attacks, Sri Lanka ends emergency

Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three ...

World May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands ...

World Jan 30, 2016

Sri Lanka police arrest ex-strongman's son in money case

Sri Lanka's police on Saturday arrested a son of the country's former strongman leader over an alleged financial offense, an official said. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who is a navy officer and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was arrested and was to appear in a court, ...

World Nov 3, 2014

Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns

Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China's warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation. Submarine Changzheng-2 and warship Chang Xing Dao arrived at ...