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Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field.

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives.

QRCS seeks to enhance services for poor Sri Lankans

QRCS seeks to enhance services for poor Sri Lankans

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) secretary general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi recently met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen to discuss joint efforts to enhance services for poor local communities.

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island.

Top Sri Lanka officials arrested while taking bribe-anti-graft body

Top Sri Lanka officials arrested while taking bribe-anti-graft body

Sri Lanka's anti-graft agency arrested President Maithripala Sirisena's chief of staff and another state official on Thursday on suspicion of accepting a bribe, officials of the agency said.

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka's president reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday after the defection of several ministers from his party, but the changes did not impress some market watchers looking for an end to the country's political uncertainty.

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in a sop to Buddhist monks, will extend to tourist hotels for the two-day Vesak festival starting on Sunday.

Sri Lanka slaps new tax on gold to curb imports

Sri Lanka slaps new tax on gold to curb imports

The finance ministry said the tax was reintroduced after a five-year hiatus as authorities detected a rapid spike in imports in recent months.

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

The move came after the government promised a cabinet reshuffle after a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated last week.

Lankan PM faces confidence vote as key ally plans to defect

Lankan PM faces confidence vote as key ally plans to defect

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe faces a no-confidence motion on Wednesday that could go down to the wire and lead to political instability in the island nation, even if the government manages to scrape a win.

Sri Lanka lifts emergency sparked by ethnic violence

Sri Lanka lifts emergency sparked by ethnic violence

Emergency was declared on March 6 after mobs from the Sinhala majority community attacked shops and houses belonging to Muslims in the central district of Kandy.

Sri Lanka lifts Facebook ban after hate speech assurance

Sri Lanka lifts Facebook ban after hate speech assurance

President Maithripala Sirisena said he ordered authorities to remove the block, imposed across the country during anti-Muslim riots last week that left three people dead.