Find the news and stories on Sri Lanka, which is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the legislative capital of Sri Lanka while Colombo is the largest city and center of commerce. Check out RT.com for stories on Sri Lanka's politics, as the country's former wartime defense minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the country’s new president, winning in an election held months after terrorist attacks plunged the country into political crisis. A series of deadly suicide blasts rocked the country on April 21 2019, leaving 253 people dead and hundreds injured — follow RT for the news on that matter. Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday, as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people.
Jordan will impose a countrywide lockdown from Saturday to combat the coronavirus, barring people from moving except for emergencies, the government said. The measures will apply from 7am local time (5am GMT) on Saturday until further notice.
A series of fake horoscopes and comic strips used by the Australian government to discourage Sri Lankans from seeking asylum have been shared online, to the outrage of many who claim they miss the point entirely.
India, anxious to counter China’s regional influence, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka, as the island’s new president made his maiden trip overseas to New Delhi, AFP reported. Gotabaya...
Sri Lanka’s former wartime defense minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the country’s new president, winning in an election held months after terrorist attacks plunged the country into political crisis.
Rajapaksa and his brother,...
In his final week in office, Sri Lanka’s outgoing president has pardoned a death row killer who murdered a Swedish teenager in 2005. The girl’s skull was smashed into 64 pieces during the horrific attack.
The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has lambasted the country’s government over its alleged failure to avert the tragic Easter week bombings there, which killed 258 and left hundreds permanently injured.
There was a literal buzz to the Cricket World Cup clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Durham, England, when a swarm of bees forced play to be halted and the players to take to the deck.
Sri Lanka’s president has reinstated the death penalty for drug-related crimes, and signed death sentences for four people, more than 43 years after the country’s last execution.
India’s PM Narendra Modi has paid tribute to the victims of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, visiting one of the churches targeted by suicide bombers. The attacks claimed over 250 lives and left hundreds injured.