Sirisena in June signed the death warrants to hang four drug convicts, ending a four-decade-long moratorium on the capital punishment.
03 Aug 2019 7:08 PM
They have devastated Sri Lanka's vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and are hindering foreign investment.
30 Jul 2019 3:37 PM
Sri Lanka's pushback comes as Indonesia and the Philippines also returned shipments of foreign rubbish to their ports of origin.
27 Jul 2019 1:07 PM
President Maithripala Sirisena has said the attacks were the work of international drug dealers to sabotage his anti-narcotics drive.
25 Jul 2019 3:32 PM
NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.
25 Jul 2019 8:58 AM
Tourism industry officials said there have seen 70 per cent cancellations of prior bookings after the attacks.
24 Jul 2019 3:51 PM
The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the attacks.
22 Jul 2019 4:05 PM
PM said that the government hopes to adopt laws to curb terrorism while looking forward to working with international agencies as well.
13 Jul 2019 4:00 PM
According to Indian intelligence agencies, this drug business is a major source of income for ISI and they use this in terror funding.
11 Jul 2019 9:44 AM
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka sharply declined in June, dealing a severe blow to the tourism industry.
10 Jul 2019 6:36 PM
The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.
01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM
They were part of a group of 1,200 fishermen, who had put out to sea in 150 boats from Pudukottai on Saturday.
30 Jun 2019 3:14 PM
‘As he was giving evasive replies his personal search and as well as search of his hand baggage-a black backpack was carried out,’ AIU said.
25 Jun 2019 4:49 PM
Monk Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero says Muslims should be stoned amid unverified reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.
24 Jun 2019 3:36 PM
The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.
22 Jun 2019 11:05 AM
India had issued warning to Sri Lanka in April about the possibility of attacks at various locations, including the Indian High Commission.
21 Jun 2019 3:53 PM
Senior officials said Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kashmir are the most vulnerable states to the ISIS influence in the country.
20 Jun 2019 12:14 PM
Muslim Cabinet minister and two provincial governors were accused of having sponsored National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) blamed for attacks.
19 Jun 2019 3:33 PM
Suspects also include Mohamed Milhan, prominent member of banned terror outfit National Thawheed Jamath, responsible for the attacks.
14 Jun 2019 1:09 PM
While the other two hotels reopened in recent weeks, most of the sections of the Shangri-La Hotel remained closed.
11 Jun 2019 3:54 PM