U.N. estimates say between 70,000 and 100,000 people died in this tear-shaped island, as the ethno-political conflict came to a bloody end four years ago.
May 18, Colombo: A major infrastructure project currently in progress to expand Sri Lanka's main port of Colombo will make the island the biggest transshipment hub in the region, According to the Asian Development Bank.
May 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was on a four-day official visit to Uganda to participate in the 7th Commonwealth Local Governments Conference returned to the island Friday morning.
May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka this morning staged an extravagant military parade at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the monumental victory over the terrorist war waged by the Tamil Tiger rebels for three decades.
May 18, Colombo: Today we have the fourth opportunity to celebrate with dignity the great victory of our Motherland.
May 18, Colombo: A medium-sized Sri Lankan Navy vessel taking part in the Victory Day celebrations today capsized in the sea off the coast of Bambalapitiya.
Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the fourth anniversary of the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels after 30 years of war and the government is expecting economic boom in the post-war country in the next few years, reports China's Xinhua news agency.
Whichever way you look at it, James Wharton will go far. One of Westminster's fastest-rising MPs, he is also one of its more well-travelled. A Conservative since his teens, he became chairman of his local party association at the age of 18 and entered the House of Commons when he was just 26.
Tropical Cyclone Mahasen made landfall Thursday northwest of Chittagong, Bangladesh, with peak winds near 50 mph .
A major diplomatic dispute is in the offing with the District Court of Colombo, Sri Lanka ruling that four Norwegian foreign ministry officials, including its former Ambassador in Colombo, Hilde Haraldstad, are accountable for multiple banking transactions undertaken by local NGO, Foundation for Co-Existence, in support of 'peace projects' ... (more)
The increase in British tourists choosing Sri Lanka 'killing fields' as tourist destination comes following the reports and a law-priced air travel campaign by the British Airways, which recently resumed its services with three flights a week from London Gatwick to Colombo via Male.
May 15, Colombo: A mobile diplomatic service has been launched for the welfare of Sri Lankans employed in South Korea.
May 15, Kampala: Sri Lanka considers the local government as the most practical expression of the ideals and aspirations of a functioning democracy and actively works toward strengthening the local government to promote democracy and economic growth with equity, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The SL military is scheming a mass scale appropriation of lands for Sinhalicisation and militarisation.
Britain said on Wednesday there would be "consequences" for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.