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China boosts investment in Sri Lankan mega-project

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 Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

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…

Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

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 

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.