Delayed by political tensions between cricket rivals Pakistan and India the Asia Cup’s long-awaited schedule has been announced.
Sri Lanka has marked its 75th independence anniversary as a bankrupt nation, with many citizens angry, anxious and in no mood to celebrate.
Hotels and restaurants across South Asia have had to adapt and reimagine dining out since the pandemic ripped through the region, forcing many out of business.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Schools across Sri Lanka were closed on Friday as health and environment officials said the air quality in most parts of the island nation was unhealthy partly due to extreme weather conditions.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s navy said Monday that about 300 suspected migrants have been rescued by Singapore authorities after their boat started sinking.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police blocked more than a thousand protesters who were attempting to march to the capital’s main railroad station on Wednesday to demand the release of two detained protest leaders and an end to a government crackdown on demonstrations against an economic crisis
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Thousands of Sri Lankans marched in the capital on Thursday to urge the government to halt its crackdown on protests against an unprecedented economic crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean nation for months.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court issued a summons on Friday ordering an ex-president to appear in a case alleging he failed to prevent suicide bomb attacks in 2019 that killed nearly 270 people.
A visiting U.S diplomat has urged Sri Lankan authorities to tackle corruption and introduce governance reforms alongside efforts to to uplift the country’s economy as a way out of its worst crisis in recent memory.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States on Saturday announced $40 million in aid to buy fertilizer and other key agricultural inputs in time for the next cultivation season in crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa could face legal action over forced disappearances of activists now that he has been stripped of constitutional immunity following his return home.
Sri Lanka’s former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to the country after he fled in July after tens of thousands of protesters stormed his home and office in a display of anger over the country’s economic crisis.
The International Monetary Fund says it has reached a preliminary agreement to provide $2.9 billion over four years to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s central bank chief said Thursday he hopes the government can reach a preliminary agreement that could lead to a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund when its officials visit the crisis-hit island nation later this month.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters calling for political reforms and solutions to the country’s worst economic crisis.
Hundreds of Sri Lankans have rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against peaceful protesters demanding answers to the country’s worst economic crisis.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has asked China to defer a port call of a scientific research ship after security concerns were reportedly raised by neighboring India.
International human rights groups have urged Sri Lanka’s new president to immediately order security forces to cease use of force against protesters after troops and police cleared their main camp following months of demonstrations over the country’s economic meltdown.
Sri Lankan forces have violently cleared the main protest camp of demonstrators outraged by the country’s economic meltdown.
Sri Lanka’s prime minister has been elected president by lawmakers who opted for a seasoned, veteran leader to lead the country out of economic collapse.
Bankruptcy has forced Sri Lanka’s government to a near standstill. The once-beloved and now reviled former president fled to Singapore before resigning.
Sri Lanka’s acting president has declared a state of emergency that gives him broad authority amid growing protests demanding his resignation two days before lawmakers choose a new president.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Logistical challenges caused by Sri Lanka’s economic and political crisis forced cricket organizers to move the second cricket test against Pakistan from Colombo to Galle.
Sri Lankan lawmakers have met to begin choosing a new leader to serve the rest of the term abandoned by the president who fled abroad and resigned after mass protests over the country’s economic collapse.
Sri Lanka’s prime minister has been sworn in as interim president until Parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled abroad and resigned after mass protests over the country’s economic collapse.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has brought the country to a standstill. There’s a shortage of essential items like fuel, medicine and food.
Protesters have retreated from government buildings in Sri Lanka, restoring a tenuous calm to the economically crippled country.
Sri Lanka’s president has fled the country, plunging a country already reeling from economic chaos into more political turmoil.
Sri Lanka’s president, who had announced he would resign Wednesday, has fled the country after months of turmoil culminated in protesters converging on the presidential palace.