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Sri Lanka verdict a slap for Tamil extremists

Sri Lanka verdict a slap for Tamil extremists

It may sound bizarre but the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential battle is a huge slap for LTTE supporters who had called for an election boycott by…

Pope says Sri Lanka should seek truth over civil war

Pope says Sri Lanka should seek truth over civil war

Pope Francis called on Sri Lanka to uncover the truth about its long civil conflict and bring religious communities closer together, as he began a visit to the island nation…

Sri Lanka's Strongman President Voted out After Decade in Power

Sri Lanka's Strongman President Voted out After Decade in Power

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his bid for a third term on Friday, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism…

Sri Lanka monitor accuses ruling party of violating election rules

Sri Lanka monitor accuses ruling party of violating election rules

Supporters of Sri Lanka’s ruling party has repeatedly violated election laws in the run-up to Thursday’s presidential vote and has largely got away with it because police have turned a…

SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

A brief meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal…

Legendary Indian-origin hotel doorman dies

Legendary Indian-origin hotel doorman dies

Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan, the legendary doorman at the Galle Face Hotel here, who served dignitaries like Lord Mountbatten, Princess Elizabeth, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Yuri Gagarin and Arthur C.…

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Okays President’s 3rd Term

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Okays President’s 3rd Term

–COLOMBO Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has cleared President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stand for a third six-year term and declare snap presidential polls after he completes four years in office, his…

U.S. Cancels Sri Lankan Hardline Monk's Visa, Buddhist Group Says

U.S. Cancels Sri Lankan Hardline Monk's Visa, Buddhist Group Says

The United States cancelled the visa given to a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk heading a hardline group accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims, an official of…

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