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Sri Lanka Test captain arrested after traffic accident

Sri Lankan Test cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident in the...

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to end power crisis

Sri Lanka's state energy provider sought divine intervention Thursday to break a crippling power shortage, dispatching envoys to the country's north to offer holy...

Sri Lanka urges energy saving as blackouts pinch

Sri Lankans endured a third straight day of blackouts Wednesday, with families sleeping outdoors to escape the heat and businesses stockpiling fuel as a...

Sri Lanka arrests ex-cbank deputy governor; four other over alleged bond scam

Sri Lankan police on Monday arrested a former central bank deputy governor and four board members of primary dealer Perpetual Treasuries Ltd for their...

Sri Lanka opens work on $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing's...

Sri Lanka signs $1-billion loan with China to build highway

Sri Lanka signed a $989-million loan with China's Exim Bank on Friday to build a highway linking the centre of the Indian Ocean island to a...

Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party demanded Friday that foreign judges be included in a special court to investigate war crimes, a day after...

Sri Lanka accuses Singapore of sheltering suspect in trading scam

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accused Singapore Monday of sheltering one of his country's former central bank chiefs wanted in connection with a high-profile...

Australia to launch Indian Ocean military exercises from Colombo

Australia will launch a seven-nation Indian Ocean military exercise next week, starting in Sri Lanka where China has invested in strategic ports and loaned...

Sri Lanka parliament finally approves 2019 budget

Sri Lanka's parliament on Tuesday approved the cash-strapped country's 2019 budget, which had been delayed by four months due to a power struggle triggered...