Little Rock, Fayetteville, Bentonville Indian Community - ArkansasIndian.com
| | |
 


 

Sri Lanka News and Articles


Categories
International
Bollywood
Art/Culture/Books
Business/Economy
Cinema/Showbiz
Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence/Security
Diaspora
Diplomacy
Education
Environment/Wildlife
Features
Health/Medicine
Human Interest/Society
Immigration/Law/Rights
Interviews
Kashmir
Lifestyle/Fashion
Media
Opinion/Commentary
Politics
Religion
Science/Tech
South Asia
Sports
State Elections 2013
Terrorism
Tamil Nadu
National
Turkey
Other Sports
Orissa
Southern Cinema
Delhi
West Bengal
Myanmar
Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tripura
United Kingdom
Bihar
China
Jammu And Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Mumbai
New Delhi
Gujarat
Punjab
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Germany
Togo
Israel
Pakistan
Goa
United Arab Emirates
Russian Federation
Dharamsala
Indonesia
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Kolkata
Malta
India
Syrian Arab Republic
Singapore
Karnataka
Assam
Rajasthan
Thailand
Uttar Pradesh
Bangladesh
Mexico
Niger
Iraq
Egypt
Sri Lanka
Japan
Netherlands
Cuba
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Haryana
Poland
Nepal
France
Kenya
New Zealand
Hollywood
Brazil
Canada
Maharashtra
Yemen
South Africa
Australia
Latvia
Ireland
Uttarakhand
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
South Korea
Hong Kong
Jordan
Central African Republic
Italy
Norway
North Korea
Sudan
Philippines
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Cambodia
Zimbabwe
Greece
Ethiopia
Sweden
Sikkim
Malaysia
Monaco
Belgium
Denmark
Uruguay
Morocco
Colombia
Switzerland
Qatar
Albania
Lebanon
Costa Rica
Saudi Arabia
Rwanda
Cameroon
Cyprus
Congo
Nigeria
Hungary
Oman
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Somalia
Finland
Holy See (vatican City State)
Tunisia
Bahamas
Paraguay
Taiwan
Province Of China
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Puerto Rico
The Democratic Republic Of The
Honduras
Ghana
Cricket
IPL
Technology
Badminton
Football
Tennis
Roquebrune
Athletics
Golf
Serbia And Montenegro
Usa
Rroquebrune-cap-martin
Manipur
Hockey
Panama
Arunachal Pradesh
Motorsports
Viet Nam
Argentina
--select--
Kazakhstan
Leicestershire
US Elections
Afghanistan
Iceland
Florida
Venezuela
Czech Republic
Bhutan
Shakmir
Ecuador
Hyderabad
2016 In Retrospect
Ukraine
Jharkhand
Kyrgyzstan
Fiji
Gabon
Burkina Faso

Categories
Devyani Khobragade
Sussanne
Amitabh Bachchan
Gauhar Khan
Salman Khan
Kejriwal
AAP
Suchitra Sen
Tharoor
Hrithik Roshan
Yoga
Headline
SL tourist arrivals drop 22.5% in October 2019
Colombo, Nov 8 (IANS) The number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka declined for the seventh straight month in October 2019 by 22.5 per cent in comparison to the same period last year while gradually recovering from the plunge following the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people.
2019-11-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
SL EC identifies 13 'fake' candidates
Colombo, Nov 5 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) of Sri Lanka has identified 13 presidential candidates who were in the fray merely to support either of the two main contenders, SLPP's Gotabaya Rajapaksa and NDP's Sajith Premadasa, for the November 16 presidential election, an official said.
2019-11-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Sl polls: 15 parties ink MoU to back Gotabaya
Colombo, Nov 5 (IANS) Fifteen political have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to back Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the November 16 presidential election.
2019-11-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
SL prez polls: Final results may be out by Nov 17
Colombo, Nov 1 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) of Sri Lanka might announce the winner of the November 16 presidential election the following day but if the top two candidates fail to secure 50 per cent votes for an absolute majority, then the results would be delayed, a top official said here.
2019-11-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
16 SL political parties back Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Colombo, Nov 1 (IANS) Sixteen political parties have inked an agreement to back Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the November 16 elections.
2019-11-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Sirisena to continue in active politics after term ends
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would continue in active politics after his term in office was slated to end with the election of his successor following the November 16 election.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Sri Lanka Cricket offers contracts to women players
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has offered 20 national and 15 emerging women cricketers, with six and three month contracts respectively.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka raises funds for children affected in Easter attacks
Colombo, Oct 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Attorney General's Department has held an event in capital Colombo to raise funds for children affected by the Easter Sunday attacks in April, which claimed 250 lives.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Terrorism
SL prez polls: Gotabaya launches election manifesto
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday launched his election manifesto for the November 16 polls.
2019-10-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
SLFP to sign MoU with Gotabaya pledging poll support
Colombo, Oct 19 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), headed by incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena, will on Saturday sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to pledge support for his poll campaign.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Ballot paper for SL presidential election finalised
Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has finalised the symbols for all 35 candidates contesting the November 16 presidential election and has also released a sample of the ballot paper which places name of candidates in alphabetical order, it was reported on Tuesday.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
ALERT: Aim to demolish terror ideology: NSA Doval tells NIA
in/
2019-10-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Terrorism
SL players hail Pakistan as 'safe nation to play cricket'
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan may have suffered a 0-3 whitewash in the just concluded T20 international series against a second-string Sri Lanka side, but it was a matter of great respite for the Green Brigade as they turned out to be a perfect host and even the visitors lauded the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) efforts.
2019-10-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Immediate relief for thousands affected by SL adverse weather
Colombo, Sep 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday instructed authorities to provide immediate relief to thousands of people affected by the ongoing adverse weather conditions, his office said.
2019-09-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife
SL issues landslide warnings amidst heavy rains
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Monday issued landslide warnings for several districts of the island nation after the Meteorology Department warned of further rains in the coming days.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India pip Bangladesh in thriller to win U-19 Asia Cup
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) India colts came out with a brilliant bowling display to defeat Bangladesh by a mere five runs in a low-scoring thriller to win the U-19 Asia Cup here on Saturday.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Thirimanne, Shanaka to lead second string Sri Lanka in Pakistan
Colombo, Sep 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka have named second string squads for their tour of Pakistan in which they will play three ODIs and as many T20Is. Lahiru Thirimanne will lead the ODI squad while the T20I squad will be led by Dasun Shanaka.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
India beat Pakistan by 67 runs in U19 Asia Cup
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) The Indian U19 team on Saturday beat Pakistan U19 by 67 runs in their U19 Asia Cup group match. Chasing a target of 306, Pakistan were dismissed for 245 in what turned out to be a comfortable victory for India in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
2019-09-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Indian MPs thwart Pak attempt to raise Kashmir at UNICEF event
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) A Congress and a BJP MP thwarted Pakistan's attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at a UNICEF meet in Sri Lanka. The Indian delegation asserted that Kashmir was India's "internal matter".
2019-09-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Few Lankan cricketers reluctant to tour Pakistan
Colombo, Aug 29 (IANS) Few Sri Lanka cricketers are reportedly unwilling to travel to Pakistan for a limited-over series featuring three ODIs and as many T20 internationals, slated to be held in September and October this year.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Poland's flag carrier to begin direct flights to SL
Colombo, Aug 27 (IANS) Poland's flag carrier, Polish Airlines, will begin direct flights to Sri Lankan capital Colombo from November, boosting tourism between the two countries, the island country's Information Department said in a statement on Tuesday.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dananjaya, Williamson reported for suspect bowling action
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have been reported for suspected action following the first Test between the two teams ended on Sunday in Galle.
2019-08-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Openers put Sri Lanka in strong position in Galle Test
Galle, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten half-centuries to reach 133 and are now 135 runs away from a victory against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Watling fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead on Day 3
Galle, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand stacked up a 177-run lead on Day 3 of their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka were all out for 267 in the first session, thus leading by 18 runs and the Kiwis could cross that only at the cost of their opener Jeet Raval.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Akila's fifer pushes Kiwis on back foot in first Test
Galle, Aug 14 (IANS) Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya weaved his magic around the New Zealand batting order as the visitors managed to reach 203/5 in 68 overs against Sri Lanka on the rain-hit opening day of the first Test here on Wednesday, even as Ross Taylor rescued his side with a valiant unbeaten 86.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand opt to bat in Galle Test (Toss)
Galle (Sri Lanka), Aug 14 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Wednesday won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test of the two-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Adverse weather destroys over 1,700 houses in SL
Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 1,700 houses have been damaged from days of strong winds and heavy rains in Sri Lanka since last Thursday, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka announce squad for Test series against Kiwis
Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has named a 22-member squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand, starting August 14, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Wednesday.
2019-08-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka to ban coloured water bottles, plastic wrappers
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka will soon ban coloured plastic water bottles and wrappers on drinking water bottles in order to protect the environment, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Colombo backs creation of Buddhist-majority Ladakh UT
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Tuesday backed the Indian government's creation of a new Union Territory of Ladakh, noting it would be the first Indian state with a Buddhist majority.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL to waive entry visa fee for India, 47 countries
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka will begin to waive its existing visa fee for travellers from 48 countries including India and China from August 1 as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the country, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
To survive in cricket be a match-winner: Malinga
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) "You have to be a match-winner" is the golden rule to survive in veteran pacer Lasith Malinga's golden words for the youngsters after playing his final ODI for Sri Lanka in front of his home crowd.
2019-07-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Malinga to retire from ODIs after 1st game against B'desh
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka pace ace Lasith Malinga will retire from one-day international cricket after the first ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said here on Monday.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Dharmasena admits to 'judgemental error' in World Cup final
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Kumar Dharmasena, who along with Marais Erasmus was the onfield umpire in the 2019 World Cup final, admitted on Sunday that he made a mistake by awarding an extra run to England after the ball ricocheted off Ben Stokes' bat and ran to the boundary.
2019-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Colombo 5-star hotel asked to provide guest list
Colombo, July 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the April 21 Easter Sunday attacks, has asked the Taj Samudra Colombo five-star hotel to provide a guest list of that day, as well as the ones who ate breakfast, the media reported on Thursday.
2019-07-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
ALERT: Congress stages walkout from RS over Goa crisis
rak/in
2019-07-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Politics
FB ups investments to curb hate speech in Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 11 (IANS) Facebook has significantly increased its investments to ramp up Sinhala and Tamil language expertise targeting to curb hate speech and other harmful contents originating from Sri Lanka on the social media platform.
2019-07-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Technology
SL to implement free visa on arrival for 39 countries
Colombo, July 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka is likely to launch its free visa on arrival programme for citizens of 39 countries and regions, excluding India and China, starting on August 1 in a bid to attract more tourists, media reports said on Wednesday.
2019-07-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka SC issues stay order on death sentence
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order staying the implementation of the death sentence for convicted drug offenders until October 30.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pope appoints Sri Lankan priest to top Vatican post
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) Pope Francis has appointed a Sri Lankan priest as the Secretary of the Vaticans Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
SL says majority of injured in Easter attacks have recovered
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday said a majority of those injured in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been discharged from hospitals.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
90% of Sri Lanka's coral reefs dead: Officials
Colombo, July 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's state-owned Marine Environment Protection Authority on Wednesday warned that the country only had 10 per cent of live coral reefs in its oceans as 90 per cent had died due to pollution, illegal fishing methods and excessive climate change.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL arrests ex-police chief, former Defence Secretary
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ex-police chief Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were arrested on Tuesday following instructions issued by the Attorney General to charge them for their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday terror bombings which killed over 250 people and injured hundreds.
2019-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sri Lanka to resume executions after 42-year hiatus
Colombo, June 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced on Wednesday that he had approved the execution of four people on death row after being convicted for drug trafficking, ending a 42-year-long moratorium on the application of the death penalty in the country.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
6 Indians arrested in SL for trying to smuggle gold
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka said that six Indian nationals were arrested while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits to Chennai from the airport here, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
5 terror suspects brought back to Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 14 (IANS) Five terror suspects who were arrested in Dubai in connection with the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks, were brought back to Sri Lanka from Saudi Arabia on Friday, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PM Modi ends Sri Lanka visit, flies to Tirupati
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left Sri Lanka after a packed day's visit to the island nation.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Indian democracy strengthened by poll verdict: Modi
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Indian democracy has been strengthened by the sweeping mandate in the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday, adding that democracy is a part of Indian culture.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Contribute to India's development: Modi tells diaspora
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the Indian diaspora to contribute to India's development and said the country's image had changed a lot in the last few years.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sirisena gifts Buddha statue to Indian PM Modi
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Buddha statue in meditation posture.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion