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.