REUTERS Sri Lanka announced a 10-day lockdown starting on Friday night in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, assurging infections and deaths overwhelm the island's health system. The Indian Ocean nation recorded its highest si..
REUTERS At a factory in Sri Lanka's Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia city, workers use staples and glue to assemble long cardboard boxes, which will be used as coffins for some of the country's coronavirus victims. The coffin is made out of recyc..
Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over food shortages as private banks ran out of foreign exchange to finance imports. With the country suffering a hard-hitting economic crisis, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he ordered emergen..
Sri Lanka on Friday again extended its nationwide lockdown till October 1, amidst a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and mounting pressure from medics to step up efforts to fight the raging third wave of coronavirus. The government took the d..
Sri Lanka will cease building new coal-fired power plants and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in an address to the United Nations International Energy Forum on Friday. Sri Lanka has set a target of achi..
HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Monday with a number of Their Highnesses and Excellencies leaders of sisterly and friendly states and heads of delegations taking part in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the S..
The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.
Police in Sri Lanka's capital lifted a curfew on Friday after protests in which dozens of people were arrested and several policemen were hurt near the home of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his handling of an economic crisis. Hundreds of p..
Summary Sri Lanka's ruling dynasty faces political crisis Rajapaksas' alliance now in a minority after lawmakers defect High inflation and power cuts also fuel anger on the streets President says not to blame for economic meltdown..
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