Sri Lankan authorities will formally hold talks with international creditors on Friday to start the… Read More
Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century to obtain political independence, which was granted in 1948; the country became a republic and adopted its current name in 1972.
Sri Lanka’s recent history has been marred by a 26-year civil war, which ended decisively when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population are from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island’s history. Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the indigenous Vedda are also established groups on the island.
India said on Tuesday it would keep supporting Sri Lanka, mainly through long-term investments, after… Read More
Sri Lanka's economy shrank 8.4% in the quarter through June from a year ago in… Read More
DUBAI: Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title… Read More
Sri Lanka produced an impressive run chase to down India by six wickets on Tuesday… Read More
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's deposed former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to the country Friday, an airport… Read More
Sri Lanka has reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a… Read More
COLOMBO: Bankrupt Sri Lanka will receive a conditional $2.9 billion bailout, the International Monetary Fund… Read More
International Monetary Fund staff will visit Sri Lanka at the end of August with a… Read More