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China boosts investment in Sri Lankan mega-project

9 months, 17 days ago
COLOMBO: China will invest $1 billion in the construction of three 60-storey buildings at a mega-project near Sri Lanka's main port, Colombo said on Tuesday, as Beijing aims to boost its influence in the Indian Ocean. The deal follows an…

Sri Lanka board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009 attack

1 year, 2 months ago
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief…

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

1 year, 3 months ago
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape". Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after…

Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students

1 year, 3 months ago
ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme. The scholarships were given through the High Commission in Sri Lanka to students of O and…

Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

1 year, 6 months ago
COLOMBO: The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Colombo has risen to 10 after four children died in hospital overnight from the disaster, authorities said Saturday. Colombo National hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa said two…

Sri Lanka beat Australia to level ODI series 

2 years, 1 month ago
COLOMBO: Skipper Angelo Mathews Wednesday led from the front with his allround showing to help Sri Lanka register a comprehensive 82-run win against Australia in the second one-day international to level the series at 1-1 in Colombo.