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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as protesters storm home

Sirasa TV, a private broadcaster, showed crowds entering the once tightly-guarded residence

09 Jul 2022 2:05 PM

At least 1,000 killed in Afghanistan quake, with fear toll will rise

The 5.9-magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged east, where people already lead hardscrabble lives in the grip of a humanitarian crisis

23 Jun 2022 10:54 AM

China is hardening its position along LAC; US Secretary of Defense

This is the second time this week that a senior US official has commented on the India-China stand-off

12 Jun 2022 6:43 AM

Amid Imran Khan's assassination rumours, security agencies on high alert in Islamabad

Section 144 has already been imposed in Islamabad and gatherings have been banned

05 Jun 2022 12:36 PM

Shanghai starts coming back to life as COVID lockdown eases

Negative PCR tests for COVID taken within the previous 48 hours remain standard in Shanghai, Beijing for permission to enter public venues

01 Jun 2022 1:26 PM

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No survivors found at Tara Air plane crash site, collection of dead bodies begins

The plane belonging to Tara Air went missing on Sunday morning in a mountainous region in Nepal and had four Indian nationals

30 May 2022 12:29 PM

Plane carrying 22 people on board, including four Indians goes missing in Nepal

The plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to the town of Jomsom, lost contact with the airport tower shortly after takeoff

29 May 2022 12:06 PM

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Finance Minister by Prez Gotabaya

Wickremesinghe relies on all political parties to support him in his immediate task of reviving the ailing economy

25 May 2022 12:38 PM

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices to record high

The price of diesel was raised from Rs. 289 to Rs. 400 a litre, while the cost of a litre of petrol was increased from 338 to 420 rupees

24 May 2022 12:15 PM

'India big brother to Sri Lanka': Namal Rajapaksa thanks India for humanitarian aid

India handed over a large amount of humanitarian assistance consignment worth over Rs 2 billion to Sri Lanka which reached Colombo on Sunday

23 May 2022 12:33 PM

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Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-COVID' fight

Most of Beijing is not locked down, but the streets are much quieter than usual with many shops closed and people working from home

17 May 2022 1:36 PM

Court bars Mahinda, son, 15 MLAs from overseas travel

Order in wake of investigation into attacks on Monday’s protest sites

13 May 2022 2:37 AM

Sri Lanka president set to name new Prime Minister

Respected five-time former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was the frontrunner to head a 'unity government' with cross-party support

12 May 2022 11:36 AM

Mahinda flees to Navalbase as Rajapaksa houses burnt

Shoot orders in Colombo, India backs 'democracy, stability'

11 May 2022 8:26 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces calls for arrest as Sri Lanka violence claims eight lives

Rajapaksa has been accused by the Opposition of inciting the ruling party mobs to attack peaceful protesters by making a defiant speech

10 May 2022 11:31 AM

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Lanka crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer resignation today

Rajapaksa was hooted and catcalled by the angry public who are on the streets demanding fuel, cooking gas and an end to power cuts

09 May 2022 12:15 PM

India rubbishes report of Sri Lanka using Line of Credit to import water cannons

Issuing a statement, the Indian embassy made it clear that the reports suggesting such use of India's assistance as 'factually incorrect'

08 May 2022 12:27 PM

Lankan Parliament crucial session after Oppn moves no-trust motion against Govt, Prez

Sri Lankan government announced the appointment of a Cabinet sub-committee to look into the proposal for a new Constitution

04 May 2022 11:06 AM

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

A four-year-old boy from central Henan province was found to have been infected with the variant after developing a fever and other symptoms

27 Apr 2022 12:10 PM

Poverty in Sri Lanka to spike this year, warns World Bank

The heightened fiscal and external risks as well as the challenging political situation pose significant uncertainty to the economic outlook

26 Apr 2022 1:32 PM

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