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SL spends Rs. 2,800 mn on elephants

Colombo, Sep 29 : Believe it or not, cash-strapped Sri Lanka spends Rs. 2,800 million annually to provide free repellents or crackers to repel wild elephants to safeguard vulnerable villages and farmlands which face invasion from the animals.

Asia Cup 2022: Sweeping Victory of Team Sri Lanka Backed by...

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India The Asia Cup cricket tournament of 2022 concluded last night with the Sri Lankan team taking home the cup in a sweeping victory after defeating Pakistan in the finals. Having defeated Pakistan by a margin of 23 runs, Sri Lanka won the cup for the sixth time in the history of the Asia Cup; their first however since 2014.

India sweep past 10-man Nepal to lift SAFF U-17 title

Colombo, Sep 15 : India finished off with a clinical performance to clinch the SAFF U-17 boys Championship title, defeating a 10-man Nepal 4-0 in the final here at the Racecourse International Stadium, here in Sri Lanka on Wednesday night.

Kohli, Hasaranga among big movers following latest rankings update

Dubai, Sep 14 : Team India batting star Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga have been rewarded for their dominant...

3 in race for SL presidency

Colombo, July 19 : Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and SLPP leader Dullas Allahapperuma will contest for Sri Lanka's presidency which fell vacant following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has fled the country.

Sri Lanka: Parliament to elect new president on July 20

Colombo, July 15 : The Sri Lankan parliament will elect the country's new president on July 20, even as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's acting president, as per the constitution.

SL MPs ask President to quit

Colombo, July 9 : A group of government MPs on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to immediately resign, shortly after thousands of protesters stormed the President's House demanding that he quit for failing to end the country's worst economic crisis.

Indian experts to visit Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 22 : Three Indian government representatives will visit Sri Lanka on Thursday to discuss future economic aid to the island...

None in Rajapaksa family can be MP again: PM

Colombo, May 16 : No one from the disgraced family of the Rajapaksas can ever become even a MP in Sri Lanka, new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in remarks published on Monday. The Island newspaper quoted Wickremesinghe as saying in an interview with the BBC Sinhala Service that in the current situation, none of the Rajapaksas now in or out of power can hope to enter Parliament once again, let alone be the President. He said this in response to the allegation that he (Wickremesinghe) had been appointed as the Prime Minister to save the Rajapaksas' position until another member of the Rajapaksa family contests the next Presidential election. The Prime Minister accused the country's media institutions of making members of the Rajapaksa family heroes.

Sri Lanka stock market closed amid unrest

Colombo, May 10 (UNI/Xinhua) Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) declared on Tuesday a market holiday as a nationwide curfew was imposed due to street unrest. The CSE said in a statement that they had been informed that the Real Time Gross Settlement system of the central bank will not be operated on Tuesday. Thus, the Central Depository System of the CSE is unable to complete the fund settlement and the securities settlement falling on Tuesday as per the delivery versus payment settlement mechanism.
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