27 Mar 2015
Beijing: The stalemate over the USD 1.5 billion Chinese funded Colombo Port City project has ended following Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's talks with Chinese leaders, China's state-run media reported on Friday.
02 Apr 2015
Colombo: India has acceded to Sri Lanka's request to evacuate stranded Sri Lankans along with Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said here.
03 Apr 2015
Colombo: Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have invited exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to make his first visit to the island, after a strongly pro-China government was voted out in January, but an official said Colombo was unlikely to allow it.
01 Sep 2013
Colombo: Sri Lanka on Sunday said it was ready to probe the allegations raised by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay that some people she met during her mission to probe alleged war crimes committed during the ethnic conflict with the Tamil Tigers had been threatened.
17 Mar 2015
Beijing: China on Tuesday asked Sri Lanka to protect the interests of Chinese investors for "healthy development" of economic and trade ties after the new Sri Lankan government began reviewing the big ticket investments, specially the China-funded USD 1.5 billion Colombo Port City project.
13 Mar 2015
Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flew into the Sri Lankan capital in the early hours for a historic visit during which he is expected to hold talks with the country's top leadership.
20 Jan 2015
Colombo: Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.
01 Nov 2014
New Delhi/Bengaluru: Bangaloreans woke up on Saturday to a new name of their iconic city – Bengaluru – as the state government issued a special gazette notification to officially change the name of Karnataka's capital alongside 11 other cities in the state, to the effect on Friday evening.
01 Nov 2014
New Delhi: India has pledged Rs five million as immediate relief for victims of landslide in Sri Lanka and is also considering medium and long-term assistance.
16 Dec 2014
Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a century in his 300th one-day international as Sri Lanka piled up 302-6 after choosing to bat in the seventh and final match against England in Colombo on Tuesday.