KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Nepal has trounced Sri Lanka 6-0 in its second match under the 6th women's SAFF Championship football tournament. In the match held at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor on Monday, Nepal registered its second win in the tournament.
COLOMBO, July 20: Ranil Wickremesinghe, a lawyer who served as Sri Lanka's prime minister a record six times, has finally made it to the top job, securing the presidency after winning a parliamentary vote on Wednesday despite fierce public opposition to his candidacy.
COLOMBO, July 15: Sri Lanka's parliament accepted the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday after he fled the country, paving the way for lawmakers to start repairing the island's shattered politics and resume efforts to ease its economic crisis.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Nepali Congress (NC) MP Jitendra Narayan Dev claims that Nepal is not heading toward an economic crisis like the one witnessed in Sri Lanka. Speaking at a special sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Dev said that Nepal was not facing an economic crisis like that of Sri Lanka.
COLOMBO, July 9 : Thousands of protesters in Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo broke through police barricades and stormed the president's official residence on Saturday in one of the largest antigovernmental marches in the crisis-hit country this year.
COLOMBO, July 9: Police in Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo imposed a curfew after firing tear gas and using a water cannon on student protesters on Friday ahead of a planned weekend rally, as public discontent escalates over the worst economic crisis in seven decades.
GENEVA, June 10: Sri Lanka is at risk of tipping into a full-blown humanitarian crisis as the country's economy suffers its biggest shock in decades, the U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) said on Friday.
June 4: Sri Lanka's main airport on Saturday denied any involvement of the island nation's government behind a decision to detain an Aeroflot aircraft, a Russian-operated plane after Russia lodged a diplomatic protest over the move.
COLOMBO, June 4: Sri Lanka is aiming to attract well over $1 billion in foreign direct investment this year, an official said on Friday, as the country wrestles with its worst financial crisis since independence in 1948.
COLOMBO, April 14: Sri Lankans shared milk rice and oil cakes to celebrate their traditional new year on Thursday opposite President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office, where they camped out for a sixth day demanding his resignation over the worst economic crisis in memory.
COLOMBO, April 9: Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance within the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items, including fuel and medicines, to manage a severe economic crisis, its finance minister told Reuters on Saturday.
COLOMBO, April 9: Sri Lanka's central bank doubled its key interest rates on Friday, raising each by an unprecedented 700 basis points to tame inflation that has soared due to crippling shortages of basic goods driven by a devastating economic crisis.
COLOMBO, April 3: Sri Lankan soldiers with assault rifles and police manned checkpoints in Colombo on Sunday as the government blocked social media platforms after imposing a curfew to contain public unrest triggered by the country's economic crisis
COLOMBO, August 9: Kane Williamson’s stature as one of the most loved cricketers around was evident again when a group of Sri Lankan fans arranged a special treat on the sidelines of a warm-up match to celebrate the New Zealand captain’s birthday.
COLOMBO, April 28: The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday.
COLOMBO, April 24: Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and came from middle- and upper-middle-class families, the junior defense minister said Wednesday.
COLOMBO, March 1: The International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend Sri Lanka’s $1.5 billion loan program by one year and has reached staff level agreement to disburse the sixth tranche of the loan, government and diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday.
COLOMBO, Dec 16 : United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on Sunday, ending a 51-day power tussle in the island nation that had crippled the government, the Press Trust of India reported.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 23: Lawmakers opposed to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won control of a key committee setting Parliament’s agenda during a crucial vote on Friday that dealt a severe blow to his government.
COLOMBO, Nov 14 : Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday, opposition lawmakers said, throwing the country deeper into crisis.
COLOMBO, Nov 10, 2018 (AFP) - Sri Lanka plunged deeper into crisis Saturday after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked parliament and called a snap election, leaving the country facing a further two months of damaging political paralysis.
RUPANDEHI, Sept 1: Visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced his government's readiness to support completing the Lumbini Master Plan, if a proposal was floated from the Government of Nepal.
CARACAS, Aug 29: So far 100 bodies have been pulled from Sri Lanka’s second largest mass grave in Mannar, believed to be remnants of the country’s recent civil war, archaeologists say. “We have found 101 people and already moved 96 individual skeletons from the trench,” said Raj Somadeva, archaeologist and a forensic scientist at the University of Kelaniya
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: An opening burst of three wickets by Sompal Kami followed by Basant Regmi’s three-wicket haul has helped Nepal wrap up the first practice match against Lankan Army Cricket Club by 67 runs at Pangonda on Wednesday. Earlier, Aarif Shiekh’s 89 from 118 balls had propelled Nepal score 194 losing all wickets before dismissing the Army team for 127 runs to seal the win.