Agence France-Presse . Colombo

  • Images

    Lanka president acknowledges thousands of war missing are dead

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:00am on January 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has acknowledged for the first time that more than 23,500 people missing for a decade since the end of the...

  • Images

    India, Lanka seek closer military ties to counter China

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on January 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbouring countries after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, to...

  • Images

    Hathurusinghe demands $5 mn compensation from Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:59pm on January 05, 2020

    Sacked coach Chandika Hathurusinghe has demanded $5 million in compensation from Sri Lanka Cricket over the premature termination of his contract, an official said Sunday...

  • Images

    Sri Lanka orders bus operators to turn down the music

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s government on Thursday gave bus operators two weeks to turn down the notoriously loud music in their vehicles following complaints from passengers. Transport...

  • Images

    4 killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:17pm on January 03, 2020

    A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a military official said. The Chinese-built...

  • Images

    Maldives seeks to restructure China debt

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:15pm on December 06, 2019

    The Maldives is seeking a ‘diplomatic’ solution to restructure its Chinese debt as the small but strategically located atoll nation struggles with repayments, the foreign...

  • Images

    Lanka appoint Mickey Arthur as head coach

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:23pm on December 04, 2019

    South African Mickey Arthur has been named Sri Lanka’s head coach, replacing Chandika Hathurusingha, who was stripped of his coaching responsibilities following a disappointing World...

  • Images

    Sri Lanka probes abduction of Swiss embassy staffer

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:27pm on November 28, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry said Thursday it was investigating a Swiss complaint that one of its embassy staff in Colombo had been abducted and forced...

  • Images

    Mahinda Rajapaksa named as PM in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on November 21, 2019

    Newly elected Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his brother Mahinda as prime minister, cementing the grip on power of a clan credited...

  • Images

    Gunmen fire on buses carrying Sri Lankan Muslim voters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on November 17, 2019

    Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback...