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Repatriation of first group of Sri Lankans from Qatar

Repatriation of first group of Sri Lankans from Qatar

The Sri Lankan embassy in Doha, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Presidential Secretariat and Sri Lankan Airlines, repatriated 275 Sri Lankans on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sri Lanka's new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election six months ahead of schedule, a state-run newspaper said Sunday.

Al-Kaabi meets with Sri Lankan president, prime minister in Colombo

Al-Kaabi meets with Sri Lankan president, prime minister in Colombo

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi met in Colombo with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Amir meets Sri Lankan ambassador

Amir meets Sri Lankan ambassador

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar Kithsiri Athulathmudali at the Amiri Diwan Sunday.

Chinese man fined for trying to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka

Chinese man fined for trying to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka

A Chinese national arrested for attempting to smuggle live scorpions from Sri Lanka back home, presumably to extract their venom, has been fined and released, Customs officials said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka and Qatar share close bonds of friendship

Sri Lanka and Qatar share close bonds of friendship

Sri Lankan ambassador to Qatar Kithsiri Athulathmudali affirmed his country's commitment to strengthen bilateral relations with the State of Qatar and to increase regular exchange of high-level visits ...

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka's new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory.

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek finance from China again if they do not invest in the island.

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother Mahinda -- a former president himself -- as prime minister, a spokesman told AFP Wednesday.

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Sri Lanka's new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka's races

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.