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Sri Lanka’s Disputed Prime Minister Will Step Down
NEW DELHI — Sri Lanka’s political crisis appeared to edge toward a resolution Friday when one of the two men claiming to be the country’s rightful prime minister agreed to step down.
Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with 'signs of torture'
Excavators in Sri Lanka have found the skeletal remains of 21 children as well as signs of possible torture of the dead in the biggest mass grave in the country’s former civil war zone, Mannar, putting a spotlight on the island’s recent record of human rights violations.
How Cricket Helped One Tamil Man Reconnect With Sri Lanka
Chevy Vithiananthan is from Sri Lanka, the small island nation off the coast of India. He grew up under the shade of coconut palms, going to school, doing chores, getting in trouble … but mostly playing cricket.
Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign as fears of government shutdown grow
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from his post, his son said on Friday, in a move that will force President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a replacement to avert a possible government shutdown on Jan 1.
Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdown
Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka's strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end to the seven-week long power-struggle that threatened to shut the government.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test live streaming on Sky Sports and Hotstar at 3 AM
Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand 2018-19 will begin with the Test series starting on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The first Test will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The first day's play will start at 11:00 AM NZDT, 3:30 AM SLST.
Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son
Signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in Sri Lanka, disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday, his son said Friday, soon after the Supreme Court refused to stay a court order that restrained the embattled former strongman from acting as the premier until it f
Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 skipper
Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-over squads to lead the national team against New Zealand. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old right-arm fast bowler was named skipper of a 17-man squad for three one-day internationals and
What is next for middle-income Asia and Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka, Dec. 13 -- Decades of sustained economic growth have left the Asia-Pacific with few lower-income countries. Absolute poverty levels are and will continue to keep falling. This is cause for celebration. But it also requires a new partnership between countries and development institutions t
Sri Lanka logistics firms mull tie-ups with start-ups
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan logistics firms are adapting to changing customer behaviour and technology and could strike up partnerships with start-ups in extending their services, an industry official said.
The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction.
China donates water purifiers to CKD affected parts of Sri Lanka
China has donated water purifiers to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affected parts of Sri Lanka. China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) donated six water purifiers to be used by residents of villages in the East and North Central provinces.
Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka's prime minister
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said Friday that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis. The pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, told reporters that Rajapaksa decided in a meeting with President Maithripala
Jon Lewis appointed Sri Lanka's new batting coach
Jon Lewis, the former Durham county head coach, has been appointed Sri Lanka's new batting coach, displacing incumbent Thilan Samaraweera. Lewis, 48, will join the Sri Lanka team after the Test series against New Zealand concludes, on December 30, and has a contract that will take him through to the
OYO expands international presence, enters Sri Lanka
Hospitality firm OYO has entered Sri Lanka as part of its expansion plan in South Asian market, sources said on Thursday. Currently, the company has presence in seven countries including India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the UK and UAE.
How to Watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Online in USA
The 2018-19 Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand begins this weekend, as the pair of international squads meet for the First Test match inside the Basin Reserve in Wellington. How to Watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test in USA.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.
theSkimm’s readers have grown up, but it refuses to evolve with them
Most days, I wake up at the crack of dawn and instinctively grab my phone. I’m a working mom, so these early-morning moments are a precious opportunity to get up to speed about what’s going on in the world.
Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the No. 1 country to travel to in 2019 — here's why you should go
Travel guide company Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the number one country to visit in 2019. Insider spoke with Destinations Editor Bailey Freeman to learn how they choose their top spots.
Friday Morning Briefing: Senate twice defies Trump on Saudi Arabia
Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia, China to suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and recession risks jump. Catch up on the latest headlines. The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military