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Sri Lanka says no to Chinese submarine docking

Sri Lanka says no to Chinese submarine docking

Sri Lanka has rejected China’s request for its submarine to dock at Colombo next week after a similar visit in 2014 triggered strong protest from India, a senior defence official said today, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day visit to the country. “They asked for permission for May 14 and 15 to dock […]

Sri Lanka dump collapse: 30 people missing

Sri Lanka dump collapse: 30 people missing

The news came after more bodies were found following Friday’s disaster at Meethotamulla on the city outskirts. A number of those killed were children. Angry residents say their warnings of risks posed by the dump were ignored. The 300ft (91m) high pile of rotting debris shifted after floods and a fire, destroying dozens of homes. […]

Superstar Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka visit

Superstar Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka visit

Rajinikanth says that the reason he wanted to visit Lanka was to see the places where Tamils lived. He also mentions that he wanted to meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, to find a solution for the pertaining fishermen problem. Taking a dig at politics, Rajinikanth says he’s not a politician, but a mere artist. […]

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

16 Indian fishermen have been arrested separately by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters. Eight Indian fishermen were arrested along with a steel hull fishing trawler for poaching in the northwest of Analathivu Island, Sri Lankan Navy said. Having brought the fishermen and items to the naval base SLNS Elara, they […]

Sri Lanka president Sirisena meets Vladimir Putin

Sri Lanka president Sirisena meets Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, who is on an official visit to Moscow at Mr Putin’s invitation. The two presidents adopted a Joint Declaration following their talks. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, friends, Let me wish you a warm welcome […]

Sri Lanka seeks 2 more years from UN to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka seeks 2 more years from UN to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka has sought two more years from the UN Human Rights Council to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE, the foreign ministry said today. Sri Lanka was granted 18 months by a UNHRC resolution in October 2015 to initiate a credible investigation into the nearly three-decades long civil […]

Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

COLOMBO: Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades. Gunmen sprayed bullets at the bus as it drove through a wooded area, police said, adding that four guards escaped with gunshot injuries. The prisoners […]

15 university students arrested for ragging in Sri Lanka

15 university students arrested for ragging in Sri Lanka

Fifteen senior students of the Peradeniya University had been arrested by the Police for ragging first year students last night. Police said the students were arrested following a complaint. The arrested students are to be produced in Kandy Magistrate Court today. Peradeniya Police said the fifteen second-year students had taken a group of first year […]