Sri Lanka sends two ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation’s

PM says economy ‘has collapsed,’ unable to buy oil

Sri Lanka’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, its prime minister told lawmakers yesterday, in comments underscoring the country’s dire

Fights over illegal fishing lead to armed conflict, deaths

Protesters from across Sri Lanka descended on the nation's capital in February, shouting above the street noise and pumping their fists in the air in frustration. The group was made up

Sri Lanka | Thousands gather as Pope celebrates mass, canonizes saint

Pope Francis pressed his call for Sri Lankan unity and reconciliation yesterday with a Mass in Colombo to canonize the country’s first saint and a visit to the war-ravaged north to

Sri Lanka | Pope arrives on Asian tour, backs search for wartime truth 

  Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice as he arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can’t fully heal from

Sri Lanka | New government to probe alleged coup attempt by ex-president

Sri Lanka's new government will investigate an alleged attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a coup to try to stay in power when results showed he was losing

Beijing to launch port city in Sri Lanka 

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka yesterday to forge closer ties and help launch a USD1.4 billion port city project funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to

Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities

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