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| Sri Lanka Emerging win Tri-Series title

Lahiru Madushanka played a pivotal role as Sri Lanka Emerging won the ODI triangular series by comfortably beating the University Sports South Africa side in Pretoria....

| Sri Lanka Emerging win Tri-Series title

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| Ntini takes 5 in SA Emerging team's loss to Sri Lanka A career-best five-for by Thando Ntini was not enough for the SA Emerging team as they lost to their Sri Lanka counterparts in the One-Day triangular series in Pretoria....
13:00, 06/29/2019

EMERGING MARKETS- Emerging market currencies slip, Turkey rating eyed Emerging market currencies slipped on Friday as investors assessed implications of the U.S central bank's neutral message, while stocks were headed for their second weekly drop in a row amid thin holiday trade in Asia....
04:00, 05/03/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-China stimulus hopes spur emerging market bounce Hopes of more stimulus for China's slowing economy lifted emerging market stocks from a near-four month low and steadied currencies on Wednesday, as officials made conciliatory noises about a destabilising trade conflict with the United States....
04:00, 05/15/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks stall as Huawei sanction revives trade fears Trade worries kept emerging market stocks under pressure on Thursday after the Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, adding strain to the nations' already fraught relationship....
03:48, 05/16/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX dip on trade worries; rand at 2-mth low Emerging market currencies weakened on Tuesday against a stronger dollar, and an index of developing market stocks also fell amid signs that a U.S.-China trade deal may not be struck as soon as hoped....
02:48, 05/28/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Trade tensions pressure emerging markets; Mexican peso leads FX lower Emerging market shares and currencies fell on Thursday on renewed growth and trade tensions after U.S. President Donald Trump said not enough progress was being made in talks with Mexico aimed at averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods....
03:00, 06/06/2019

Data storage: Everything you need to know about emerging technologies The era of data-centric computing is here -- and, fortunately, data storage is more cost effective than ever. But we'll see more change in the next decade than we've ever seen before in computer data storage. Here's what's coming that you need to kno...
08:16, 05/28/2019

| SA Emerging XI shocked by University Sports SA A century by Neil Brand trumped Janneman Malan’s effort as University Sports South Africa (USSA) claimed a thrilling win over the South Africa Emerging team....
13:32, 07/04/2019

As Everest Melts, Bodies Are Emerging From the Ice Climbers and the Nepalese government believe the recently exposed bodies are the result of global warming, which is rapidly melting the mountain’s glaciers....
04:16, 05/30/2019

Bangladesh emerging as a new IT hub in South Asia Dhaka's companies are currently overshadowed by their Indian peers when it comes to providing IT services globally. But with improving infrastructure, Bangladesh is becoming a significant software exporter....
03:17, 05/14/2019

PSA sales slide on emerging-market setbacks French carmaker PSA Group's vehicle sales fell 12.8% in the first half as emerging markets weighed on its overseas business, challenging the trajectory of the Peugeot manufacturer's recovery....
02:00, 07/15/2019

Another Gleyber Torres, Yankees worry may be emerging ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After watching Gleyber Torres throw the ball from shortstop to first base on Saturday night with less velocity than usual, Aaron Boone left him out of Sunday’s lineup. “Obviously with him getting hit with a pitch [Friday] night...
21:48, 05/12/2019

Another Emerging-Market Crisis May Be Brewing in Asia Pakistan has agreed its 13th IMF bailout since the 1980s. Steering a recovery may be a tougher task than winning the world cup for cricketer-turned-PM Imran Khan....
19:48, 06/11/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam currencies dip in caution as G20 gets underway Most Latin American currencies fell on Friday, with the Brazilian real leading losses, ahead of a high-stakes meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders over their trade dispute that has roiled financial markets for months. U.S. President Donald Tr...
15:48, 06/28/2019

Zendaya’s New Favourite Emerging Designer Hails From Céline If the first stop on the Spiderman tour has proffered up Celine-inspired looks, the Peter Parker-franchise is set to become significantly more stylish as it unfolds...
03:00, 06/25/2019

Emerging Market Central Banks Keep Cutting Rates Then, interest rate hikes by emerging market central banks outstripped or matched cuts for nine straight months as they battled the fallout from a strong dollar, rising inflation and softer......
13:48, 07/02/2019

A lightweight Tinder Lite app is in the works for emerging markets We've seen Twitter Lite, and Facebook Lite, and many others, and now Tinder is getting in on the act – it says it's developing a lightweight version of its dating app for emerging markets with spotty connections and cheaper phones.Fo...
07:32, 05/12/2019

CBOE to Launch Options On FTSE Emerging Index CHICAGO, IL -- September 15, 2016 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced that it plans to launch options on the FTSE Emerging Index on September 26, 2016. The FTSE Emerging Index is a market-capitalization weighted index re...
13:32, 05/01/2019

Signs of a global economic recovery in the second half are emerging Worries about the global economy percolate even as equities around the world rise, but an economist at Ned Davis Research says the worst of it may be over....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Analyst gives his picks for favorite emerging market bonds Emerging market bonds could perform well going forward, and an analyst from Aberdeen Standard Investments picked three countries he likes — and one he doesn't....
23:48, 07/10/2019

Trade Turmoil Strains Emerging- Market Currency Rally This year’s advance in emerging-market currencies is facing a test as investors pull back on riskier bets in the midst of renewed U.S.-China trade tensions and falling commodity prices....
02:16, 05/11/2019

Trade war back on the radar for emerging markets as dollar lurks As Trump makes global waves with pointed remarks on China trade talks, a spate of country-specific events will divert market participants from their obsession with the dollar this week....
12:32, 05/06/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam FX fall, Brazil's real firms Most Latin American currencies dipped on Thursday as news flow from the White House dampened optimism around a China-U.S. trade deal, while Brazil's real reversed course to trade higher. Currencies of Colombia, Chile and Argentina fell between 0...
14:00, 06/27/2019

World's best investment bank in the emerging markets 2019: BTG Pactual The firm has done well at home and in the region. Part of that is down to its ownership structure, and the rest is because growth is part of its DNA....
20:16, 07/10/2019

Smartphone Growth in Emerging Markets to Continue in 2019: Counterpoint The smartphone market is still reeling under the first ever annual decline in 2018, but is poised to grow in the emerging markets, Counterpoint Research claims....
06:48, 06/14/2019

UBS Wealth closes U.S. equity overweight, favors emerging stocks UBS Global Wealth Management has closed its overweight position in U.S. equities and shifted to an overweight in emerging market and Japanese stocks, it said on Thursday....
13:00, 04/28/2019

Emerging Markets Cut Rates Amid Expectations of Looser Fed Policy Central banks in emerging markets around the world are cutting interest rates, with Russia the latest example, as expectations of easier money in the U.S. gives developing markets the room to stimulate their economies....
10:16, 06/14/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-G20 nerves suppress gains in Latam currencies Most Latin American currencies edged lower on Friday, as anxious investors awaited the outcome of a high-stake meeting between the U.S. and Chinese leaders over their trade dispute that has roiled financial markets for months. U.S. President Dona...
08:00, 06/28/2019

MSCI adds Argentina securities to emerging markets index MSCI will include eight Argentina indices in its closely watched emerging-markets index, opening the potential for billions of dollars of investor inflows....
14:48, 05/15/2019

Target CEO Brian Cornell says the winners and losers in retail are emerging Target's CEO thinks the retail industry is shaking out to show clear winners and losers. Those companies that are investing in stores and online are winners, he said....
09:32, 05/22/2019

Trump briefs Republican senators on emerging U.S. immigration plan President Donald Trump and aides on Tuesday briefed a group of Republican senators on a merit-based immigration plan that would let more highly-skilled workers into the United States and fewer low-skilled workers, a senior administration official sai...
16:32, 05/07/2019

Billie Eilish is emerging as a powerful mental health advocate Eilish's status as one of the most prominent teenage musical voices means that she's in a uniquely important position to help her fans.        ...
13:32, 05/23/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX dip as dollar comes off lows ahead of Fed outcome Latin American currencies slipped on Monday, with Brazil's real giving up early gains, as the dollar came off session lows ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting later this week. The dollar steadied, hovering near the two-week highs hit earlier in th...
14:00, 06/17/2019

Trade war tops emerging-market worries again as scepticism grows Analysts don't see progress being made between Washington and Beijing any time soon. As a consequence, emerging-market stocks and currencies slumped to the lowest level since January....
08:32, 05/13/2019

Facebook announces Level Up program for emerging game streamers Facebook announced its Level Up Program for emerging game creators, or livestreamers, just in time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Read More...
11:48, 06/06/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks, currencies firm up ahead of U.S. Fed outcome Emerging market stocks rose on Wednesday, while developing world currencies broadly firmed against the dollar as investors counted on the U.S. Federal Reserve's outlook later today to match their expectations of lowering U.S. borrowing costs....
03:16, 06/19/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks down, Brazil shares up on hopes of reform While most Latin American stocks weakened on Monday, Brazil shares rose sharply after a pro-government march mounted pressure on Congress to pass reforms seen as crucial to the economy. Sao Paulo's Bovespa stock index jumped 1.2% on broad-based g...
10:16, 05/27/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks, FX dip, growth concerns weigh on Brazil Latin American currencies broadly softened against the dollar on Wednesday and an index of Latin American stocks slid as surprisingly weak data out of China dented risk sentiment. Data showed China's industrial output growth in April slow...
09:16, 05/15/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Currencies rise in holiday-thinned trade; Fed in focus Emerging-market currencies edged higher on Wednesday in holiday-thinned trade as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest decision on monetary policy. Stock markets were closed in most regions....
01:16, 05/01/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latin American currencies firm against stronger dollar Most Latin American currencies firmed on Tuesday, with Mexico's peso cutting some losses to trade marginally higher against a stronger dollar. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said he would discuss ways to reduce the tax burden of...
08:32, 05/21/2019

Mondelez beats core revenue estimates on emerging markets demand Oreo cookies maker Mondelez International Inc reported a higher-than-expected growth in first-quarter core revenue on Tuesday, boosted by demand for its snacks and chocolates in emerging markets and higher pricing in Latin America....
15:00, 04/30/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam stocks, FX drop; assets in Argentina resolute Most Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Tuesday, with assets in Argentina the exception, a day after the country's central bank said it would ease limits on its interventions in the currency market. Investor appetite for risk diminished...
08:32, 04/30/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies, stocks surge on trade relief A global rally in equities spilled over to Latin America on Monday after the United States and China agreed to restart trade negotiations, helping Brazil's main stock index extend a stellar second-quarter performance. Sao Paulo-listed shares wh...
09:16, 07/01/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets mark time, set to end week higher An index of Latin American stocks marked time on Friday, on course to post a solid weekly gain, as did Latin American currencies, which held ground against the dollar. Investor sentiment towards the region has been marred this week by a worsening...
09:00, 05/24/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX, stocks mostly weaker; Argentina peso jumps Most Latin American currencies weakened on Monday against a softer dollar, while the Argentine peso posted its biggest one-day gain in six months after the central bank said it would ease limits on its foreign exchange market interventions. Mexic...
16:32, 04/29/2019

Kuwaiti equities to be in main MSCI emerging markets index from 2020 MSCI Inc said on Tuesday it would upgrade Kuwaiti equities to its main emerging markets index in 2020, a move that could trigger billions of dollars of inflows from passive funds....
05:32, 06/26/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil and Argentine currencies rise in catch-up rally While worries over tensions between U.S. and Iran kept some Latin American assets pressured on Friday, Brazil's stocks scaled a record high and its currency firmed in a catch-up rally, while Argentina's peso hit a two-month high. Sentiment globa...
14:48, 06/21/2019

Kawhi Leonard momentum grows in Lakers’ emerging dream scenario While the Lakers got the offseason started with a bang by trading for Anthony Davis, they were much quieter on the hectic first day of free agency Sunday. It may just be setting the stage for a dream scenario and another splash that would shake the N...
08:00, 07/01/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets slide as U.S.-China trade war froths Latin American currencies softened against the dollar on Monday, with global risk appetite hammered by rising U.S.-China trade tensions, which prompted some investors in Latin American stocks to cash out their chips in a rush. China plans to impo...
15:16, 05/13/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Trade war tensions shove stocks to lowest since January U.S.-China trade worries pushed emerging market shares to their lowest since January, though some conciliatory noises from the two sides did at least help slow the slide....
04:16, 05/14/2019

Meet Deivi Garcia, the ‘superstar’ pitcher emerging as Yankees’ next phenom The comparison immediately springs to his mind, but it takes some time to reach his mouth. He backs into his answer, caveats rushing out first. When Double-A Trenton manager Pat Osborn sees Deivi Garcia, he’s reminded of one of the greatest pitchers ...
15:00, 05/06/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks, FX weaken after Fed dampens rate cut bets Latin American currencies softened against a stronger U.S. dollar on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady, while most regional stock markets broadly fell along with their global peers. Regional markets, return...
16:32, 05/02/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks, FX retreat following global equity rout Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Monday on a global equities rout after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods over a so-far elusive trade agreement. China's foreign mini...
09:32, 05/06/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies stronger; Mexican peso jumps 1 pct Latin American currencies ended on a high note on Friday against a weaker dollar after robust U.S. jobs data painted a brighter picture for global growth and gave the U.S. central bank more reason to stay on its dovish path. MSCI's index of Lata...
15:16, 05/03/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Developing-world assets rise on hopeful China data Emerging-market shares rose on Monday as data from China helped to allay fears about the world's second-largest economy and a weaker dollar boosted most developing-world currencies....
03:16, 07/15/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX firms, Mexican peso claws back some ground Latin American currencies firmed on Tuesday against a softer dollar, and Mexico's peso outperformed most regional peers, after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell alluded to the possibility of cutting borrowing costs. Stocks across Latin Amer...
14:48, 06/04/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX firms on rate cut hopes, Brazil's real outperforms Rising bets on an interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve boosted Latin American stocks and currencies, with Brazil's real jumping to an over three-month high on optimism over the government's pension reform. The real firmed at 3.7969 per d...
08:16, 07/04/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Pension reform prospects lift Brazil's real, stocks Brazil's currency and stocks rose on Thursday after a congressional committee in charge of analyzing the government's pension reform bill approved its main text. The draft bill, which analysts say is critical to improving Brazil's fiscal health ...
18:16, 07/04/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets slide on fears of worsening U.S.-China trade war Latin American stocks and currencies slid on Thursday, with fears of a worsening U.S.-China trade war in focus as a stern warning China issued to the United States prompted investors to dial back exposure to risky assets. China said the United S...
09:32, 05/23/2019

THE GLOBAL E-COMMERCE LANDSCAPE: How emerging markets will transform the future of online shopping This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Emerging markets are going to be essential for e-commerce growth, a...
14:48, 05/23/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks, FX slide as U.S-China trade worries ratchet up Latin American stocks and currencies slumped on Thursday, in line with a global downturn in sentiment on fears that the U.S-China trade war was escalating into a tech-focused cold war and stemming growth prospects. MSCI's index of Latin American ...
15:48, 05/23/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real shines on reform hopes, Mexican peso at 3-wk low Brazil's real strengthened on Wednesday on encouraging signals that President Jair Bolsonaro will be able to push reforms through, but most other Latin American currencies fell as investors turned to safer plays on signs the U.S.-China trade dispute ...
09:00, 05/29/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks wilt, currencies slide on Trump tariff threat Emerging-market shares fell on Monday on trade conflict re-emerged between the United States and China when U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods if an agreement was not reached soon....
02:48, 05/06/2019

MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index MSCI Inc said on Monday it would include the MSCI Saudi Arabia and MSCI Argentina indexes to its closely watched and widely duplicated emerging-markets index....
15:16, 05/13/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX drops, Brazil's real clocks 8-month closing low Latin American currencies softened on Friday against a robust dollar amid rising U.S.-China tensions, with Brazil's real facing intense selling pressure as investors' concerns about growth in Latin America's top economy gathered steam. A commenta...
04:00, 05/18/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX falls, Mexican peso, Brazil's real in focus Most Latin American currencies weakened on Thursday against the dollar, with Mexico's peso in focus following the release of the central bank's outlook, while Brazil's real skidded on growth fears. Mexico's peso softened 0.4% after Banco de Mexic...
14:48, 05/16/2019

Brazil's Natura to invest in emerging brands through venture capital funds-chairman Brazil cosmetics company Natura intends to invest in emerging brands in beauty and wellness segments in Europe and the United States through venture capital funds, executives said on Friday....
07:32, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Coca Cola HBC's quarterly sales driven by emerging markets growth Soft drink bottler Coca Cola HBC AG reported a 4.4 percent rise in first-quarter net sales revenue on Thursday, driven by strong demand in emerging markets - its largest segment....
01:48, 05/02/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil, Mexico currencies slip, Latam stocks mostly gain Mexico's peso and the Brazilian real fell on Monday, while most other Latin American currencies firmed against a weaker dollar as investors awaited the G20 summit where the U.S. and Chinese presidents are expected to meet to revive trade talks. A...
15:32, 06/24/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real, stocks weaken on pension reform concerns Brazil's real weakened on Thursday, hit by concerns about the passage of the country's pension reform bill and economic growth, while uncertainty ahead of U.S.-China talks at the G20 summit hindered gains in other Latin American currencies. The r...
08:16, 06/27/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil currency, shares rise on pension overhaul proposal The Brazilian real firmed and stocks climbed on Thursday, as investors welcomed a report on the government's proposal to overhaul the country's pension system. The real rose about 0.4% while Sao Paulo-listed stocks also gained 0.4% to touch a ne...
14:00, 06/13/2019

Goldman Sachs cuts exposure to emerging markets on US-China trade tensions The investment management arm of Goldman Sachs scaled back its "overweight" exposure to emerging market assets Thursday, amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
08:48, 05/16/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican peso dips, other Latam FX steady with focus on trade talks at G20 The Mexican peso dipped on Monday while other Latin American currencies steadied as investors refrained from making big bets before this week's G20 summit where the presidents of the United States and China are expected to discuss their trade dispute...
09:48, 06/24/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX firms, Brazil's real stars on c.bank chief's comments Latin American currencies firmed against the dollar on Wednesday, led by gains in Brazil's real, while a Latin American stocks benchmark hit a more than two-and-a-half-week high, aided by strong gains in Mexico. While strength among most regio...
14:00, 05/29/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-EM FX weak, Turkish central bank's outlook fails to boost lira Emerging market currencies dipped on Tuesday after soft Chinese data hit broad risk appetite towards developing world assets, while Turkey's lira dropped as comments from the central bank governor failed to whip up much investor confidence....
02:16, 04/30/2019

MOVES-Pimco's head of Emerging Markets portfolio management takes 6-month sabbatical Mike Gomez, managing director and head of the Emerging Markets Portfolio Management team, is taking a six-month sabbatical from PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co) starting July 1, according to a spokeswoman on Thursday....
16:32, 05/02/2019

African swine fever could drive up inflation in emerging markets as pork prices soar African swine fever, which has already ravaged pig herds in China and pushed up food prices there, could also drive up inflation in the other emerging markets, according to research firm Capital Economics....
02:16, 06/17/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks extend losses on trade concerns, growth worries Latin American stocks extended losses on Tuesday as trade tensions between the United States and China continued to dampen risk sentiment, while currencies of net crude exporters in the region fell on lower oil prices. MSCI's index of Latin Ameri...
09:16, 05/07/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX broadly weaker amid thin volumes, Bovespa rises Latin American currencies broadly softened against the dollar on Monday in trade thinned by a U.S. market holiday, while a regional stocks benchmark posted its best day in nearly a week, aided by strong gains in Brazilian equities. Moves in Latin...
13:48, 05/27/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX fall as dollar rallies on dimmer hopes of aggressive U.S. rate cut Most Latin American currencies slipped on Friday as the dollar was lifted by hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve would not cut rates aggressively at its meeting this month. The dollar rally was spurred by investors trimming bets of a 50-basis-poi...
16:00, 07/05/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam FX firm; Mexican peso awaits tariff news from third day of talks Most Latin American currencies firmed on Friday as the dollar was pressured by much weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data, while Mexico's peso was little changed ahead of trade and migration talks between Mexico and United States set to resume for a th...
08:32, 06/07/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar strength pressures Latam FX, Brazil real falls from over 3-mth peak Latin American currencies weakened on Friday, with Brazil's real retreating from three-month highs, as the dollar strengthened after a strong rebound in U.S. job growth had investors trimming bets for an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Re...
07:48, 07/05/2019

U.S.-China tariffs tiff saps emerging market bond rally: UBS debt chief U. S. President Donald Trump's tariffs confrontation with China may force global bond investors to rethink exposure to emerging markets despite robust 2019 gains, according to a Wall Street portfolio......
13:00, 06/03/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets rise as chilly U.S.-China trade ties appear to thaw Most Latin American stock markets rose on Tuesday, gaining back some ground lost in the previous session, while Latin America's currencies firmed against the dollar as traders raised their risk exposures after U.S. President Donald Trump downplayed t...
15:00, 05/14/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real pauses after rally, Argentine peso hit by Moody's revision Most Latin American currencies weakened on Monday, halting the Brazilian real's recent run-up as investors looked for progress in the government's pension reform bill, while the Argentine peso was hit hard by Moody's outlook cut. The real fell ab...
14:16, 07/15/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies rise, Mexican peso up before top level U.S.-Mexico meeting Mexico's peso rose on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of top officials from Mexico and the United States to discuss migration issues, while most other Latin American currencies also firmed as rising expectations of a rate cut by the U.S. central bank de...
08:00, 06/05/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real, stocks rise with focus on pension reform proposal The Brazilian real firmed and stocks gained on Thursday, as investors assessed a report on the government's proposal to overhaul the country's pension system. The real climbed as much as 0.9% to outperform its Latin American peers, while Sao Paul...
08:48, 06/13/2019

UPDATE 1-MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index MSCI Inc said on Monday it would include the MSCI Saudi Arabia and MSCI Argentina indexes to its closely watched and widely duplicated emerging-markets index....
15:16, 05/13/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX weak; Argentine peso up on central bank's easing of intervention limits Most Latin American currencies softened on Monday against a firm dollar, while Argentina's peso soared after the central bank came out in defense of the troubled currency. The bank said it would ease limits on its currency market interventions, a...
10:00, 04/29/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks, currencies slide after Trump warns on U.S.-China trade deal Latin American stocks and currencies slid on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that a trade deal with China was in serious danger, pushing investors away from riskier assets. Trump has warned that tariffs on Chinese goods worth $2...
08:00, 05/09/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets hit as trade fears make investors dial back on risk Latin American stock markets fell on Tuesday, broadly pressured by worries over U.S.-China trade ties, while currencies in Latin America softened against a firmer dollar. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday vowed to continue tal...
16:32, 05/07/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks rise, FX firms as Trump turns optimistic on China trade deal Latin American stocks rose on Tuesday and regional currencies firmed against the dollar as U.S. President Donald Trump sounded optimistic about prospects for a trade deal with China even as his administration readied 25 percent tariffs on all remaini...
08:16, 05/14/2019

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: On Dallas Keuchel's deal with the Braves, emerging saves sources and struggling aces The Dallas Keuchel deal dominated headlines on a day when Max Kepler hit three home runs and Trevor Bauer, Patrick Corbin, and Caleb Smith all continued to struggle. Scott White looks at winners and losers....
07:16, 06/07/2019

CBOE to Launch Trading in CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index Options on January 31 CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced today that it will begin offering trading in options on the CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) on Tuesday, January 31. (Logo: http://photos.pr...
22:48, 05/01/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks hold ground, FX gains ground against tepid dollar A Latin American stocks benchmark held ground on Friday, while currencies in Latin America broadly firmed against a tepid dollar, as investors' exposure towards riskier assets ticked up amid rising hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal. U.S. Treasury ...
15:16, 05/10/2019

Giuliani weighs in on Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine emerging as 2020 issue for Joe Biden Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, said on “Hannity” Tuesday that former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine represent “a case that is crying out to be investigated,” adding, “If it doesn't get investigated, w...
20:16, 05/14/2019

CBOE Futures Exchange to Launch Security Futures Trading in Emerging Markets Volatility Index CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) announced today that it will launch trading in security futures on the CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (Index ticker: VXEEM; futures symbol: VXEM) on Monday, January 9...
22:48, 05/01/2019

| SA Emerging XI seek back-to-back wins in Tri-Series The South Africa Emerging XI are bracing themselves for a key double clash over the next three days, including a match against their counterparts from Sri Lanka....
09:00, 07/03/2019

Sri Lanka dawdles in digital Its local banks have invested heavily in technology, but many customers still prefer the old-fashioned ways: paper ledgers and physical tellers. And while the country’s fintech industry is filled with promise, it remains stuck in first gear....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Cboe to Launch Suite of Derivatives-Based Strategy Benchmark and Volatility Indexes Based on MSCI Emerging Markets and EAFE Indexes CHICAGO – March 13, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today it has entered into an agreement with MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of indexes and critical investm...
06:16, 05/01/2019

Bank of China aims big in little Sri Lanka BoC has only just opened its first Sri Lankan branch, but already it wants to be the biggest foreign player in the market. In an exclusive interview, Asiamoney sits down with the lender’s senior local bankers to discuss its goals and ambitions....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Watalappan - Sri Lanka's Most Famous Dessert The dish is believed to have been brought to the country in the 18th Century by Sri Lankan Malays who moved from Indonesia when large parts of coastal Sri Lanka were under Dutch control....
03:00, 07/01/2019

Terror Threat In Sri Lanka Remains, Says US Sri Lanka Blasts: The US has warned that the terror threat in Sri Lanka still remains as active members of the group that carried out the massive suicide attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at......
08:32, 04/30/2019

The war widows protecting Sri Lanka's mangroves Sri Lankan women who lost husbands in the country's 25-year conflict are now protecting the country's mangroves — and combating gender stereotypes in the process....
08:32, 06/05/2019

Sri Lanka Identifies All 9 Easter Bombers The eight men and one woman who detonated bombs on Easter Sunday, killing themselves and more than 250 others, were a collection of Islamist radicals including a quiet truck driver and a foreign-educated engineer....
22:32, 05/01/2019

TVS Sport 100 cc Motorcycle Launched In Sri Lanka TVS Motor Company has recently announced the launch of its 100 cc motorcycle, TVS Sport, in Sri Lanka. The Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer has introduced the motorcycle with new sporty graphics......
04:00, 07/12/2019

Why is Sri Lanka reinstating death penalty? Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently announced the reinstatement of capital punishment amid severe criticism from the international community. DW analyzes the reasons behind his controversial decision....
08:00, 07/04/2019

Muslim shops in Sri Lanka attacked Violence erupted in a Sri Lankan town bombed on Easter Sunday after a largely Catholic mob attacked Muslim-owned shops and a vehicle -- prompting church authorities to call for calm and no further hostilities against Muslims in the area....
10:32, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka Militants Set Off Bombs During Raid, Killing 15 Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving 15 bodies, including six children....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka In Talks With China For $1 Billion Loan Sri Lanka is seeking a loan of nearly $1.0 billion from China for energy and highways as the island recovers from the devastating Easter Sunday bombings, the finance ministry said Thursday....
07:16, 06/20/2019

Correction: Denmark-Sri Lanka Blasts story HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 6 about a funeral in Denmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 350 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. That was an early estimate but Sri Lanka has since lo...
06:16, 05/06/2019

Militants set off bombs during Sri Lanka raid, killing 15 Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east....
13:00, 04/28/2019

EU says planned Sri Lanka executions contradict commitments The European Union has criticized Sri Lanka’s move to resume executions, saying it would directly contradict the country’s commitment to maintain a 43-year moratorium on death penalty...
22:32, 06/27/2019

Sri Lanka expels 600 foreigners after Easter bombings Around 200 Islamic clerics were among the 600 foreigners expelled from Sri Lanka after deadly bombings on Easter Sunday. Extensive security measures have been taken as schools reopen. Tourism has effectively collapsed....
12:00, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka Says More ISIS Terror Attacks Can't Be Ruled Out Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further ISIS......
09:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka's top court delays first executions in 43 years Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has delayed the death penalty for four people convicted on drug-related offences, one of their lawyers said on Friday, in what would have been the first executions in 43 years....
06:48, 07/05/2019

Sri Lanka Finds Evidence of Planning for Further Attacks Sri Lankan police say arrests and searches of locations linked to the Easter bombers have turned up significant evidence that new attacks could be in the works, especially against the country’s Buddhist community....
19:00, 05/02/2019

Buddhist Mobs Target Muslims in Sri Lanka Rampaging mobs from the majority Buddhist population attacked Muslim communities Monday night, police and witnesses said, with new violence plaguing Sri Lanka after deadly church bombings on Easter Sunday that were claimed by Islamic State militants....
10:48, 05/14/2019

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales? This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka – but flocking tourists are making it less of a safe place for these stunning animalsThese transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the waters of the wester...
01:00, 05/03/2019

Muslim killed in Sri Lanka riots despite curfew Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening....
03:17, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka planning executions after 43-year moratorium Capital punishment to return as president signs death warrant for four drug offendersSri Lanka’s president has ordered the execution of four drug offenders, potentially ending a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment.Maithripala Sirisena, the presi...
12:32, 06/26/2019

Christians attack Muslim shops in Sri Lanka Violence erupted in a Sri Lankan town bombed on Easter Sunday after a largely Catholic mob attacked Muslim-owned shops and a vehicle -- prompting church authorities to call for calm and no further hostilities against Muslims in the area....
21:48, 05/07/2019

Madrasas Should Be Under Religious And Cultural Ministry: Sri Lanka PM Madrasas in Sri Lanka should be regulated by the Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Ministry and not by the Education Ministry, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, days after the......
02:32, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka's Negombo tense following Easter bombings Muslims and Catholics have lived side by side for centuries in Sri Lanka's eastern town of Negombo. But relations between the two communities have taken a turn for the worse following the terror attacks on Easter Sunday....
04:16, 05/27/2019

Sri Lanka stocks end near 6-1/2-year low; rupee gains Sri Lankan shares recouped early losses on Tuesday, but closed at their lowest levels in six-and-a-half years on lingering investor concerns following the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to ...
06:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka's tourism suffers after blasts Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. (May 16)        ...
02:32, 05/16/2019

World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: When And Where To Watch New Zealand, ranked fourth in the ICC ODI rankings, registered comprehensive win over India before losing to a batting-heavy Windies in the warm-ups....
08:32, 05/31/2019

Sri Lanka Muslim gov’t leaders resign over allegations COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants. Nine Cabinet an...
06:48, 06/03/2019

| Sri Lanka snap losing streak with Scotland win Sri Lanka snapped an eight-match one-day international losing streak ahead of the World Cup with a 35-run win over Scotland in a rain-affected match in Edinburgh....
20:48, 05/21/2019

Sri Lanka To Relax Emergency In A Month, Says President Sri Lanka's President announced on Monday he will allow tough emergency laws to lapse within a month because the security situation was "99 percent back to normal" following the Easter bombings....
09:32, 05/27/2019

Sri Lanka To Resume Mass On Sunday: Cardinal Sri Lanka's Catholic Church said public Mass will resume on Sunday amid tight security, two weeks after Easter Sunday bombings killed 253 people at three churches and three luxury hotels....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka Says 42 Foreigners Killed In Easter Blasts Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka Muslim gov't leaders resign over allegations Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants....
10:32, 06/03/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Lifts Ban on Social Media The social media ban in the wake of the Easter attacks reflected global concern about the role the networks play in spreading hate speech and inciting communal violence....
01:32, 04/30/2019

| Sri Lanka: Hardline Buddhists 'likely behind attacks on Muslims' Sri Lankan authorities have said that Buddhist groups are likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for last month's Easter bombings....
09:16, 05/16/2019

5 suspects in Easter bombings extradited to Sri Lanka COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say five key suspects in Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels have been extradited from a Middle Eastern country. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara says the suspects arrived early Friday from S...
05:00, 06/14/2019

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down by 100 Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number....
20:32, 04/28/2019

Catholic Schools In Sri Lanka To Reopen After Easter Bombings Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Thursday announced it will reopen its schools next week for the first time since Easter Sunday bombings killed 258 people....
03:48, 05/09/2019

Sri Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offenses in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year. Maithripala Sirisena was elected...
09:00, 06/26/2019

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to lay out stance on asylum seekers A senior Australian minister will meet Sri Lanka's leaders in Colombo later on Tuesday to discuss border control and security matters following reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers....
22:16, 06/03/2019

Sri Lanka stocks hover near 6-1/2-year closing low; rupee up Sri Lankan shares extended falls into a fifth session on Wednesday and closed at their lowest levels in six-and-a-half years on shattered investor confidence following the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Investigators have dismantled a major part of the n...
07:16, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka Lawmaker To Be Questioned Over Links To Easter Blasts Member of Sri Lankan Parliament Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen, who was arrested on charges of having close links with local Islamic terror group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), will be questioned, police......
06:16, 05/22/2019

Sri Lanka churches hold first Sunday mass since bombings Soldiers stood guard as the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held its first regular Sunday mass since the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday which killed more than 250 people....
14:00, 05/12/2019

India v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from Headingley, 10.30am (BST) startEngland’s action plan for World Cup gloryGet in touch! Email Tim with your thoughts 11.36am BST 13th over: Sri Lanka 58-4 (Mathews 4, Thirimanne 1) I’ve worked it out: the Sri Lankans have a flight home boo...
03:50, 07/06/2019

After Sri Lanka attacks, Muslims face boycotts and violence Experts worry that the country, a democracy whose bloody civil war ended in 2009, is poised for a new outbreak of tensions. This time the divisions are emerging along religious lines, rather than the long-standing ethnic cleavage between Sinhalese an...
07:32, 07/07/2019

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark HELSINKI (AP) — A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and t...
10:16, 05/05/2019

India Issues Updated Travel Advisory For Sri Lanka India on Tuesday issued an updated travel advisory for Sri Lanka, saying that the security situation was gradually returning to normal in the island nation but Indian nationals traveling there need to......
18:32, 05/28/2019

No Record To Suggest That Some Sri Lanka Bombers Visited Kashmir: Top Cop Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Sunday said there was no record to suggest that any of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, had visited Kashmir as......
14:32, 05/05/2019

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted after mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops and some vehicles in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month....
01:16, 05/06/2019

| Sri Lanka mass cancelled over fresh attack fears Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks....
09:48, 05/02/2019

NIA Team Reaches Sri Lanka Over Easter Bombings Probe A two-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is in Sri Lanka to hold discussions with authorities about a probe in the Easter Sunday bombings over claims that some terrorists, owning......
06:00, 05/29/2019

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s government says it will decrease ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel and embarkation taxes to help the country’s vital tourism industry recover after the Easter attacks that killed...
05:00, 07/09/2019

| Is Sri Lanka using the Easter attacks to limit digital freedom? Hours after the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, rumours started to circulate online that Colombo's water supply was poisoned and that there was a truck full of explosives driving down the capital's traffic-lined Galle Road....
13:16, 07/08/2019

All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested Sri Lankan police say two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest...
23:48, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka warns further Islamist militant attacks cannot be ruled out Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further Islamist militant attacks could not be ruled out....
05:16, 05/07/2019

Bombings Deflate Sri Lanka Tourism, and a Village That Depends on It A luxury resort that bills itself as a retreat from the world is far from the coastal cities targeted in the Easter Sunday attacks. But it, too, is feeling the effects....
05:32, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics hold 1st Sunday Mass since attacks COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people. Military forces and police armed with assault rifles are patrollin...
22:16, 05/11/2019

Advance Warning Of Lanka Terror Attack Not Taken Seriously: Official Advance warning about an impending terror attack in Sri Lanka was "never a main point for discussion" during national intelligence coordination meetings, a senior police official Wednesday told a......
13:00, 05/29/2019

Sri Lanka death penalty reinstatement 'extremely disturbing' Sri Lanka has ended a moratorium on the death penalty and hired two hangmen to execute four persons convicted of drug offenses. In an interview with DW, HRW's Meenakshi Ganguly says the government's move is regressive....
10:32, 07/01/2019

UPDATE 4-Sri Lanka imposes new curfew as mosques attacked Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and blocked Facebook and WhatsApp to stop people inciting violence....
05:16, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked Sri Lankan police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and shops owned by Muslims on Monday and imposed a nationwide curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
08:16, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Extends Emergency By Another Month In Surprise Move A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka's President Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people....
00:00, 06/22/2019

| Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency The police said the State Intelligence Service received repeated warnings of possible attacks and detailed a series of delays by all security agencies to act....
08:48, 06/07/2019

| Safe for Catholic schools to reopen - Sri Lanka army Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army chief said....
23:48, 05/20/2019

Modi promotes neighborhood-first policy in Sri Lanka visit COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since reelection that emphasizes India’s “neighborhood-first policy.” Modi was received at t...
23:48, 06/08/2019

Modi promotes ‘neighborhood first’ policy in Sri Lanka visit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid a visit to Sri Lanka as part of his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring, emphasizing India’s “neighborhood first” policy...
05:00, 06/09/2019

US Says Supports Sri Lanka's Fight Against Terror, Offers $480 Million Aid The United States on Thursday re-affirmed its support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism, in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people across the country last......
10:48, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka and Malinga blow away England in World Cup shock • Sri Lanka 232-9; England 212. Sri Lanka win by 20 runs• Veteran paceman Malinga takes four for 43 to stun hostsAgainst all the odds Sri Lanka produced the result of the tournament with a stunning 20-run victory over England. Dimuth Karunaratne’s si...
12:32, 06/21/2019

Sri Lanka Seeks India's Help To Counter Terrorism: PM Wickremesinghe Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday that he sought India's help to train the country's security forces in counter-terrorism during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi....
15:32, 06/10/2019

England v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Cricket World Cup updates from the match at HeadingleyTatenda Taibu: ‘I should have been Zimbabwe’s poster boy’And send your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.58pm BST 50th over: Sri Lanka 232-9 (Mathews 85, Pradeep 1) Mathews finally locates t...
06:00, 06/21/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Travel Ban On Grieving British Groom A Briton whose bride died on their honeymoon two days after arriving in Sri Lanka will be allowed to return home after a court lifted a travel ban Wednesday....
07:00, 05/15/2019

Finch and Starc shine as Australia outclass Sri Lanka "Captain Aaron Finch\u0027s brilliant 153 and ruthless pace bowling by Mitchell Starc led Australia to an emphatic 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup on Saturday."...
16:16, 06/15/2019

Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide’s top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled...
00:48, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka investigates Easter bombings: Live updates Authorities continue to investigate the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Dozens of people have been arrested and ISIS has claimed responsibiilty. Get live updates here....
01:32, 06/22/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber Was Radicalised By British-Pakistani Preacher In UK One of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, who attempted to bomb the luxury Taj Samudra hotel in Sri Lanka capital Colombo, was radicalised by British-Pakistani radical preacher Anjem Choudary while he......
07:32, 05/14/2019

The Latest: West Indies win toss, send Sri Lanka in to bat LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Day 33 of the Cricket World Cup (all times local): 10:20 a.m. West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat in a World Cup group game involving two teams that are already out of contention for t...
03:32, 07/01/2019

Sri Lanka Proposes New Law On Fake News After Easter Attacks Sri Lanka's government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday, following a surge in online vitriol and......
13:16, 06/05/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after mobs target mosques Action taken following days of attacks on places of worship and Muslim-owned businessesSri Lanka has imposed a country-wide curfew after successive days of mob attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned shops in three districts.Facebook and WhatsApp have al...
12:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Extends Emergency A Month After Suicide Bombings Sri Lanka's president extended on Wednesday by a further month the state of emergency imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people....
06:16, 05/22/2019

Sri Lanka appoints executioners for return of death penalty Four convicts to be put to death after president announced end to 42-year-old moratoriumSri Lanka has hired two executioners as it prepares to put four prisoners convicted of drug offences to death in what would be its first use of capital punishment...
13:32, 06/28/2019

Sri Lanka v Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Cricket World Cup updates from the match at the OvalListen to our new podcast, The Spin, and a new episodeAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.39am BST 2nd over: Australia 12-0 (Warner 4, Finch 8) Goodness me, how’s the touch from Aar...
02:48, 06/15/2019

A State of Disorientation: Dispatch from Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings In Colombo, as though there is war once more, the ominous presence of heavily armed soldiers is everywhere. Ever since the Easter Sunday bombings, checkpoints have been posted on all the main roads, as well as outside churches and mosques. There are ...
04:00, 05/22/2019

1 Killed In Sri Lanka Anti-Muslim Riots Despite Curfew Mobs slashed to death a Sri Lankan Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed Monday night after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts north of the capital in a violent backlash against......
16:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka extends state of emergency after Easter bombings Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since a string of bombings at three hotels and three churches killed more than 250 people in mid-April. Authorities say that anti-terrorism operations are still underway....
09:32, 06/22/2019

Sri Lanka Gets Long-Delayed $164 Million Loan Installment From IMF The International Monetary Fund Tuesday released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings that claimed 258......
07:32, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka extends emergency for third month after Easter bombings Sri Lanka on Saturday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers into third month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people....
03:32, 06/22/2019

Sri Lanka Government Orders Nationwide Curfew For Second Night Sri Lanka's police declared Tuesday a nationwide curfew for a second night running, after anti-Muslim riots killed one man and left dozens of shops, homes and mosques damaged....
07:32, 05/14/2019

| Sri Lanka 'super woman' cop guilty of child abuse Sri Lanka's Supreme Court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday....
01:00, 06/15/2019

After the Sri Lanka Terror Attacks, Muslims Fear Backlash As Sri Lanka mourns around 250 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks by a group loyal to ISIS, there are fears that the grief will turn into more violence....
09:48, 04/28/2019

China, US warn their citizens about traveling to Sri Lanka after bombings China on Tuesday issued an advisory cautioning its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka in the near term after a series of explosions there on Easter Sunday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka police ask public to hand in blades following bomb Police in Sri Lanka have requested members of the public hand over swords or other sharp objects to the nearest police stations after hundreds of blades were discovered in Mosques and homes during searches in the aftermath of Easter suicide bomb atta...
06:00, 05/04/2019

After Sri Lanka blasts, government targets the niqab veil As Sri Lanka's long civil war ended in this once-contested region along its eastern coast, Muslim women eager to show their piousness began wearing the black niqab veil to hide their faces....
10:00, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka bombers had clear links to ISIS, President says Sri Lanka's President told CNN Monday it is "very clear" the Easter Sunday suicide bombers "had obtained training" from ISIS, according to Sri Lankan intelligence services....
08:32, 04/29/2019

Links to Easter bombings put eastern Sri Lanka on edge Suicide bombings at a militants' safe house have shaken the simple homes of this east Sri Lankan town as well as the rest of this idyllic coast, as the investigation into the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings has spread here....
03:16, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Mass via TV amid new warnings COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, o...
22:32, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka bans face coverings for 'public safety' Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena banned all forms of face coverings including the burqa and the hijab in the name of national security, the president's office said....
04:00, 04/29/2019

Tourist Arrivals In Colombo To Drop By 50% After Bombings: Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals in Colombo will fall by 50 percent over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka's Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes said......
04:32, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Bombers Secured Unusual Source of Help: Their Families Unlike many terrorist organizations, Islamic State draws wives and children into attacks such as the spate of bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. This makes the deadly violence even harder for security officials to spot and contain....
18:48, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka rupee extends losses for 7th session; stocks down The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the seventh straight session on Friday on dollar demand from banks amid continued security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Stocks closed lower for the second time in seven sessions...
09:48, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka hunts 140 suspected IS militants for Easter bombings Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday promised an exhaustive search for nearly 150 people suspected in the Easter Day suicide attacks that killed hundreds....
17:00, 04/28/2019

Washington student, Denver man among the dead in Sri Lanka blasts A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, a media report and the man's employer said on Monday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Terrorists Used "Easily Available Chemicals" To Make Bombs: Sri Lanka PM The suicide bombers behind the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka assembled easily-available chemicals to make explosives, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, as authorities probe how......
13:16, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Attack Signals ISIS’ Widening Reach A month after losing the last of its territory in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is believed to have pulled off one of its deadliest attacks. It may be the way of the future....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants disguised in uniforms Sri Lankan security officials have warned that the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's deadly suicide bombings were planning more attacks imminently, using a van and bombers disguised in military uniforms....
00:00, 04/29/2019

| Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over concerns it remains a top target of Islamic State-linked extremists...
09:48, 04/28/2019

| After grief and chaos, picture of Sri Lanka bombers emerges A picture of a determined local militant cell that suddenly went global is slowly emerging from the aftermath of grief and confusion of Sri Lanka's Easter bombings...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka president appoints new acting police chief Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Monday he had appointed Chandana Wickramaratne, the second in command of the police, as acting police chief, the latest change in personnel after Easter Sunday suicide bombings....
00:32, 04/29/2019

U.S. believes Sri Lanka militants may be plotting more attacks: ambassador The United States believes members of the militant group blamed for Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks may be at large and planning more assaults, the U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber Trained in Syria With Islamic State At least one suicide bomber in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka trained with Islamic State in Syria, reflecting the extremist group’s continued reach even after the collapse of its self-declared caliphate....
15:00, 04/29/2019

ISIS Chief Refers To Sri Lanka In First Video In Five Years The Islamic State group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released Monday by the jihadist organisation....
13:16, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber's Kin "Cooperating Fully" With New Zealand Police The Auckland-based mother and sister of one of the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday suicide bombers have been "cooperating fully" with the New Zealand police following the attacks that killed over 250 people....
14:16, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka suspect's sister fears 18 relatives are dead The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings has told CNN up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent raids....
19:16, 04/28/2019

How Peaceful, Idyllic Sri Lanka Became A Soft Target For Terrorists A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the......
10:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Authorities Were Warned, in Detail, 12 Days Before Attack The intelligence chief said in a memo dated April 9 that a radical Islamist and his group planned a suicide attack “shortly.” The memo included names and addresses....
05:48, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Expels 200 Islamic Clerics After Easter Attacks Sri Lanka has expelled over 600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local terror group, a minister told AFP Sunday....
06:32, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka hotels grapple with cancellations after bombing attack Hotels in Sri Lanka are seeing an influx of cancellations following the bombing attack that killed at least 253 people on Easter Sunday.        ...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka police name all 9 Easter Sunday suicide bombers The names of the nine people who authorities say detonated suicide bombs in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 257 people, have been released and their assets will be seized in accordance with anti-terror laws, according to reports. Among the eight ...
06:00, 05/02/2019

Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter attacks lowered by more than 100 The Sri Lankan Health Ministry on Thursday revised the death toll of Easter Sunday's deadly terror attacks, lowering the number of those killed to 253....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka police name all nine Easter Sunday suicide bombers All suspects in wave of bombings that killed more than 250 people named, 10 days after attacks Sri Lanka’s police have named nine people they say staged the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 257 people, and said the attackers’ assets would b...
06:00, 05/02/2019

Islamic State may have 'new plan', Sri Lanka's president warns A foreign mastermind may have been behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the president said on Wednesday, as he told Islamic State to leave his country alone....
06:32, 05/01/2019

Catholic services in Sri Lanka capital canceled for 2nd week Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings....
00:00, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants dressed in uniforms Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms....
02:00, 04/29/2019

| Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter's suicide bombings, even as police and troops tightened security....
02:16, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Vows a Search of Every Home, as New Violence Erupts Explosions and shootings continued to shake the country, as President Maithripala Sirisena tried to deflect anger at the government’s failure to stop the Easter Sunday bombings....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Army Denies Colluding With Anti-Muslim Rioters Sri Lanka's army today denied allegations that its troops colluded with anti-Muslim mobs and failed to contain widespread riots that killed one man in a backlash against the Easter terror attacks....
13:00, 05/16/2019

Mosques Attacked In Sri Lanka Town After Facebook Row, Curfew Imposed Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka's west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook, sources......
09:16, 05/12/2019

World Cup qualifier in Sri Lanka canceled after Macau refuse to travel Sri Lanka's World Cup qualifying clash with Macau, which was due to be played on Tuesday, has been canceled after the team from the former Portuguese colony refused to travel to Colombo, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Monday....
05:32, 06/10/2019

Sri Lanka v West Indies: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Cricket World Cup updates from the Riverside in DurhamCounty cricket – live! Follow all the action around the groundsAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.17pm BST 36th over: Sri Lanka 214-3 (Fernando 64, Mathews 5) “Hi Rob,” says David ...
05:32, 07/01/2019

Sri Lanka's hardline Buddhist monk walks out of jail after pardon A Sri Lankan hardline Buddhist monk who is accused of inciting violence against ethnic minority Muslims and was convicted of contempt of court walked free from jail on Thursday after a presidential pardon....
11:48, 05/23/2019

Sri Lanka stocks fall for 10th day on sectarian violence concerns Sri Lankan shares fell for the tenth straight session on Wednesday and closed at their lowest in nearly seven years, as sectarian violence dented investor sentiment, while the rupee edged higher after four straight sessions of losses. ** Sri Lankan p...
06:16, 05/15/2019

A Week Since Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka, ISIS Claims 3 More Attackers Emotional vigils replaced Sunday Mass as churches remained closed. The Islamic State said that three of its fighters had died in a police raid on Friday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

| Sangakkara optimistic Sri Lanka will stage England series despite attacks Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka will stage England's scheduled tour of the island next year despite safety concerns caused by the Easter Sunday terror attacks....
08:00, 05/23/2019

For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Election Hopes Dim After Terrorist Attack The president and prime minister are being called on to step down even by supporters. Waiting in the wings is the family of the former strongman president, Mahinda Rajapaksa....
10:32, 05/22/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics Hold First Sunday Mass After Easter Attacks Thousands of Catholics attended mass in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Sunday amid tight security to prevent a repeat of Easter bomb attacks that killed 258 people....
12:32, 05/12/2019

Sri Lanka welcomes FIFA ruling Macau out of WCup qualifying COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans soccer officials have welcomed a FIFA decision to advance its team to the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after removing Macau for its refusal to travel to Sri Lanka because of security concerns over ...
22:48, 06/28/2019

Sri Lanka: Catholics attend first Sunday Mass in capital since bombings Sri Lankan Catholics have attended their first regular Mass in Colombo since bomb attacks by suspected jihadis on Easter Sunday. Catholic schools are expected to reopen next week....
07:48, 05/12/2019

Sri Lanka Army Chief Says Threat Of More Terror Attacks Contained Sri Lanka's army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more terror attacks had been contained and the security services had dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday......
12:00, 05/10/2019

Lanka Top Cop Faces "Crimes Against Humanity" Charge Over Easter Attack Sri Lanka's police chief and a top defence official should be tried for "grave crimes against humanity" over their failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday....
09:00, 07/01/2019

Lanka President Vows To "Eradicate Terrorism" Before Presidential Polls Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" and restore stability before a presidential election due for year-end, vowing to bring to heel all......
09:48, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka PM Appeals To Global Community To Lift Travel Advisories Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings issued after the Easter bombings, assuring that the security situation has improved in the country......
15:16, 05/24/2019

Sri Lanka Attack Mastermind Used Chatrooms To Sway Suicide Bombers While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to......
08:00, 05/03/2019

UK Woman On Honeymoon In Sri Lanka Dies After Eating Hotel Food The husband of a British bride who died on her honeymoon in Sri Lanka will be kept in the country at least until a formal hearing on the death is held on Wednesday, police said....
09:00, 05/11/2019

Asos tycoon who lost children in Sri Lanka attacks thanks public Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen thank those who offered condolences after three of their children were killedThe Povlsen family have thanked the public for their condolences after they lost three of their four “beloved and beautiful” children in the te...
01:48, 05/17/2019

| Sri Lanka police chief arrested over Easter attacks failures Sri Lankan police arrested their top commander and a former defence chief over alleged failures to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people, spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said....
13:32, 07/02/2019

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match Abandoned Due To Rain 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: The World Cup match between Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka was abandoned after persistent heavy rain in Bristol, with both sides earning a point......
09:00, 06/11/2019

Sri Lanka arrests 2 for failing to prevent Easter bomb attacks Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday arrested the national police chief and a former top defense official for failing to stop the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 250 people....
10:16, 07/02/2019

Sri Lanka arrests top officials over failure to stop Easter bombings Sri Lanka's top police inspector and a former defense secretary have been arrested for failing to avert blasts that killed more than 250 people in April. Prosecutors accused the men of grave negligence....
09:00, 07/02/2019

Rihanna watches Sri Lanka claim narrow win over West Indies "Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Monday as Nicholas Pooran\u0027s counter-attacking knock of 118 went in vain for the Caribbean side"...
17:00, 07/01/2019

Sri Lanka IT Employee Arrested For Link To Easter Sunday Bombings Sri Lankan police on Friday said they had arrested an employee of information technology services company Virtusa Corp in Colombo in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250......
12:00, 05/10/2019

Sri Lanka Town Was Suspicious Of Newcomers, Then Mayhem As Hideout Raided They arrived a day or two after the Easter Sunday bombings and moved into a low-slung house behind a high wall and black metal gate, unloading boxes from a pale gray minivan....
10:16, 04/28/2019

How 'laid back' Sri Lanka became a soft target for Islamist strike A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Children killed during Sri Lanka gunbattle between troops and Islamist militants As darkness fell in Sainthamaruthu village on Sri Lanka's east coast on Friday, troops and police prepared to storm a concrete shack that local residents had told them was a safe house for a band of Islamist militants....
20:32, 04/28/2019

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will delay 'everybody's plans' for investment, hotelier says "We were just about ready to start again, on another hotel ... and now look at what's happened," said Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka bans social media for 3rd time since suicide attacks The Sri Lanka government on Monday banned all social media platforms -- for the third time in less than a month -- to prevent the spread of false information during a time of religious tension, officials said....
09:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Warns of More Suicide Bombers as Police Scour Capital Police mounted a massive manhunt and locked down much of Colombo, while health officials admitted overestimating the death toll in the Easter Sunday bombings....
12:00, 04/28/2019

Father, 2 Brothers Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind Killed In Gun Battle The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of......
10:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka bombings: Suspected ringleader arrested in Middle East One of the main suspects behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has been extradited to the country. More than 250 people were killed in a string of attacks at churches and hotels across the island....
16:16, 06/14/2019

Sri Lanka Blasts: Tamil Medium Teacher Among 106 Suspects Arrested Sri Lanka police has arrested 106 suspects, including a Tamil medium teacher and a school principal, in connection with the Easter Sunday blasts, the police said today....
10:16, 04/28/2019

| Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say...
00:00, 05/04/2019

Chandrababu Naidu's Party Spokesperson Lanka Dinakar Joins BJP In a blow to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) its spokesperson Lanka Dinakar on Wednesday quit the party and joined the BJP in the presence of its working president JP Nadda at party headquarters in New......
12:00, 06/26/2019

Sri Lanka imposes overnight curfew after anti-Muslim attacks Police announced the curfew after sectarian violence erupted in several towns in the country's North Western Province. Authorities also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening....
15:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Policeman Defies President To Testify At Attack Probe A Sri Lankan police officer on Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and testified before a parliamentary investigation into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 258 people....
11:16, 06/18/2019

Most Terrorists Linked To Suicide Attacks Killed, Arrested: Sri Lanka PM Sri Lankan forces have killed or arrested most of the terrorists linked to the Easter suicide bombings and the country is ready to return to normality, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sunday....
10:16, 04/28/2019

Headquarters Of Terror Group, Allegedly Behind Sri Lanka Blasts, Raided Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of aterror group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was......
15:32, 04/28/2019

World Cup Live: Australia Openers Off To Solid Start Against Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Australia Live Score, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Aaron Finch and David Warner got Australia to a solid start against Sri Lanka in London....
03:32, 06/15/2019

Sri Lanka president signs death penalty for four drugs convicts Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinsate the death penalty for drug-related offences....
00:32, 06/26/2019

‘We Knew What Was Coming’: Sri Lanka Sees ISIS’ Hand in Attacks After years of warnings, the travel patterns of several suspects and the design of their bombs suggest a larger Islamic State role in the Easter attacks....
09:16, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in northwest province after attacks on mosques Sri Lanka imposed curfew across its northwest province on Monday, a police spokesman said, after attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the worst outbreak of violence since the Easter bombings on churches and hotels by Islamist militants....
08:16, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Resorts Face Uncertain Future After Suicide Blasts The cancellations started before the dust had settled on the hotels and churches hit by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka as tourists and operators pressed the panic button....
10:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka cardinal says government hiding truth over Easter attacks The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a "total lack of interest" in determining why intelligence reports were ignored....
08:00, 06/20/2019

| Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks....
05:16, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka's Catholics cancel Mass over 'specific attack threat' Catholic services are being canceled in Sri Lanka for a second weekend. The move comes after government warnings that there could be a repeat of the Easter Sunday church attacks in which more than 250 died....
11:16, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka blocks some social media platforms after violent incidents The Sri Lankan government said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
19:16, 05/12/2019

Cricket: Busy bees interrupt South Africa and Sri Lanka … again A swarm of bees forced the players of South Africa and Sri Lanka to dive onto the ground during their Cricket World Cup clash at the Riverside Stadium on Friday -- but for many on the pitch there was a sense of deja vu....
12:32, 06/28/2019

The Dispatch: Muslims in Sri Lanka Now Fear for Their Own Safety in the Wake of Attacks As Sri Lanka mourns around 250 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks by a group loyal to ISIS, there are fears that the grief will turn into more violence....
21:48, 04/30/2019

World Cup 2019 Live: Mendis, Mathews Keep Sri Lanka's Fight On England vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka have just four points in their five outings so far. While, England are having a tremendous World Cup 2019....
04:32, 06/21/2019

Sri Lanka v South Africa: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Cricket World Cup updates from Chester-le-StreetBairstow blasts critics ‘waiting for England to fail’And you can drop Adam an email or tweet @collinsadam 1.41pm BST 42nd over: Sri Lanka 171-7 (T Perera 13, Udana 2) Phehlukwayo sent down five overs ea...
05:48, 06/28/2019

Sri Lanka Look To Keep Semi-Finals Hope Alive With Win Over South Africa Sri Lanka are currently seventh in the World Cup 2019 points table and need to win all of their three remaining matches to harbour hopes of a semi-final berth....
04:00, 06/27/2019

Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches and eateries now empty of tourists Hotel occupancy across the island of Sri Lanka has plummeted by 85% to 90%. The tropical beaches, restaurants and shops are empty.        ...
06:32, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka again blocks social media amid communal unrest COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government says it is temporarily blocking social media and messaging apps to prevent the spread of “misinformation,” the third time it has taken such a step since Easter attacks killed more tha...
04:32, 05/13/2019

Leave My Country Alone: Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the terrorist group to "leave my country alone"....
02:00, 05/01/2019

Sri Lanka expands curfew amid growing backlash against Muslims KINIYAMA, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and blocked Facebook and WhatsApp to stop people inciting violence. ...
06:16, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Arrests Journalist Covering Easter Attacks Over "Trespass" Sri Lankan police arrested a Reuters news agency journalist Thursday while he was covering the aftermath of Easter bombings and remanded him in custody for two weeks on a charge of trespassing,......
15:00, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka To Air Sunday Mass On TV Fearing Repeat Of Suicide Bombings Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter's suicide bombings, even as police and troops tightened security....
05:48, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence Sri Lankan soldiers in armored vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and shops....
03:48, 05/14/2019

Doctor Arrested For "Sterilising" Women In Sri Lanka Was Framed: Probe A Muslim doctor falsely accused of secretly sterilising Buddhist women in Sri Lanka remains in detention weeks after his arrest, despite investigators saying he was framed....
10:16, 07/05/2019

All Suspects In Sri Lanka Bombings Arrested Or Dead: Police Chief All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday....
16:16, 05/06/2019

China Faces New Competition As India, Japan Eye Sri Lanka Port India, Japan and Sri Lanka are weighing the development of a terminal at the bustling port of Colombo in a country that's seen ongoing political controversies related to investments from China's Belt......
00:32, 05/28/2019

Sexism, slander, hatred: Sri Lanka’s culture of online abuse From politicians to members of the LGBTQI community, social media in Sri Lanka is a hotbed of harassment and hostilityThe threats began after Jegatheeswaram Jeyachandrika decided to contest local government elections.Clutching a file of printouts, Me...
23:48, 05/27/2019

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island....
00:48, 06/04/2019

Sri Lanka On Alert For Attacks By Terrorists Dressed In Military Uniforms Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist terrorists behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms....
04:32, 04/29/2019

All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Ministers Resign, as Bombing Backlash Intensifies The resignations were in response to a hunger strike by a Buddhist monk who said he would fast until he died unless one of the ministers, as well as two Muslim governors, were removed from office....
16:16, 06/03/2019

Sri Lanka Police Chief Refusing To Quit Despite President's Request Sri Lanka's incumbent police chief has refused to step down over the Easter Sunday suicide attacks despite President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday naming his successor....
04:32, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka's Catholics and Muslims deeply divided by terror attacks Muslims and Catholics have lived together peacefully for centuries in Sri Lanka. But the two communities have become divided by suspicion and anger after terrorists attacked churches on Easter Sunday....
14:48, 05/27/2019

US Official, Injured In Sri Lanka Suicide Attack, Dies In Hospital A US official wounded in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday suicide bombings has died in hospital, raising to 258 the total number killed, including 45 foreigners, officials said Wednesday....
05:48, 05/08/2019

About 200 Children Lose Family Members In Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings About 200 children in Sri Lanka have lost their family members, some of them sole breadwinners, in the massive Easter Sunday bombings, according to a leading charity organisation....
05:48, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka maintains high alert for attacks ahead of Ramadan Sri Lankan officials said on Tuesday security forces were maintaining a high level of alert after intelligence reports that Islamist militants were planning fresh attacks before the start of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan....
23:00, 04/29/2019

Didn't Get Report On Terrorists Travelling to India: Sri Lanka President Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said he has not received any report that the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday terror attacks had travelled to India....
10:16, 05/31/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Ban On Social Media, Security Remains Tight The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombings, a source from the president's office said on Tuesday....
23:32, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Says Country Is Now Safe After Easter Sunday Attacks (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka’s president says “99%” of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized, and that it is safe for tourists to return to the...
09:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka rupee touches near 6-week low; stocks hit 5-1/2-year closing low The Sri Lankan rupee fell for an eighth straight session on Monday to a near six-week low on dollar demand from banks, a day after clashes between two sectarian groups dented sentiment. ** Stocks dropped to their lowest close in about five-and-a-half...
05:48, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants....
02:00, 04/29/2019

Islamic State leader: Sri Lanka attack was revenge for Syria The leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in his first filmed appearance in nearly five years....
11:48, 04/29/2019

Terror Group Behind Sri Lanka Bombings Has Rs 7 Billion In Assets: Police The ISIS-linked Sri Lankan extremist group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), blamed for the Easter Sunday bombings, has been found possessing more than Rs 140 million in cash and other assets worth......
21:48, 05/06/2019

| WATCH: Guns outnumber guests at bombed Sri Lanka hotel At the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, one of six Sri Lankan targets hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, the silence that reigns is not just the usual hush of a plush hotel....
10:32, 05/06/2019

Deserted Beaches, Empty Rooms: Sri Lanka Tourism Hit After Bombings Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travellers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks......
23:32, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka says dismantles big part of bombers' network, freezes assets Sri Lankan authorities say they have dismantled a major part of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings, confiscating bomb-making material and freezing assets worth about $40 million linked to the plotters....
00:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka stocks gain on hope of rate cut; rupee weaker Sri Lankan shares rose for the third straight session on Thursday on hope of a rate cut by the central bank later this week, while the rupee closed weaker on mild importer dollar demand, market sources said. ** The central bank is widely expected to ...
07:00, 05/30/2019

Schools Re-Open Amid Fears Of More Terrorist Attacks In Sri Lanka State schools in Sri Lanka resumed classes on Monday amid tight security after the Easter Sunday bombings, but many anxious parents kept their children at home over fears of more attacks by ISIS......
07:32, 05/06/2019

Fresh Advisory Issued On Visiting Sri Lanka In Aftermath Of Bombings The external affairs ministry on Tuesday issued a fresh advisory asking citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to be careful and vigilant in view of last month's bombings in which over 250 people were......
08:48, 05/28/2019

ISIS Chose Sri Lanka To Tell World That It Exists: President Sirisena The ISIS terror group chose Sri Lanka to stage a massive attack on Easter Sunday to tell the world that they exist, President Maithripala Sirisena said today, amid reports that the plot was hatched in......
07:32, 05/06/2019

| Easter bombers all killed or arrested: Sri Lanka police chief Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, police chief Chandana Wickramaratne has said....
08:00, 05/07/2019

Prosecutors say tests needed before Sri Lanka sterilization case can proceed Sri Lankan prosecutors said on Thursday tests would be needed to establish whether a Muslim doctor had sterilized Buddhist patients, while there was no evidence to support other charges against him of links to terrorist groups or money laundering....
13:48, 07/11/2019

Sri Lanka Soldier Arrested For Attacking Newspaper Editor 10 Years Ago A soldier has been arrested in Sri Lanka for attacking the editor of a popular Sinhala language newspaper 10 years ago, Sri Lankan police said today....
13:16, 07/08/2019

"Bombed Our Livelihoods": Sri Lanka Tourism Firms Struggle After Attacks Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing......
04:48, 07/15/2019

Hardline Sri Lanka monk calls for Buddhist Sinhalese government Sri Lanka's most powerful Buddhist nationalist group rallied its hardline base on Sunday, saying they must aim to take democratic control of parliament to protect the community, amid heightened sectarian strains after the Easter attacks by Islamist b...
11:00, 07/07/2019

Sri Lanka Police Discover Suspected Training Camp For Terrorists Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where terrorists linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking....
12:16, 05/05/2019

"No Face Veils In Public": Sri Lanka Announces Ban After Easter Bombings President Maithripala Sirisena used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings. The order clarifies that the key criterion for establishing the identity of a person is the need to......
23:32, 04/28/2019

'Save us from the Satans': Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack pray Two weeks after suicide bombers killed 250 and wounded 500 in coordinated attacks at Sri Lankan churches and hotels, worshippers filed slowly into a community hall in the town of Batticaloa on Sunday....
12:00, 05/05/2019

Muslims afraid, resentful as ethnic divide deepens in Sri Lanka N.K. Masliya says she has been visiting a neighborhood clinic in the northwestern Sri Lankan village of Rathmalyaya for over five years, always dressed in a black abaya - a cloak-like over-garment worn by some Muslim women....
03:00, 05/10/2019

Sri Lanka Bombings Threaten Long-Term Damage to the Economy The aftershocks of Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings could damage its fragile economy for years by sapping it of dollars and confidence just when the island nation needs them most....
09:32, 05/09/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Social Media Ban Implemented After Easter Bombings COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Tuesday lifted a social media ban that was imposed after the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings, a sign of security easing even as a Cabinet minister said he and others had received intelligence that th...
06:32, 04/30/2019

Lanka President Rejects Military Deal To Allow US Access To Ports Sri Lanka's President Saturday announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops free access to the island's ports....
13:32, 07/06/2019

International Drug Dealers Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: President International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists....
09:16, 07/15/2019

East Sri Lanka on edge after Easter bombers linked to region Suicide bombings at a militants' safe house have shaken the simple homes of this east Sri Lankan town as well as the rest of this idyllic coast, as the investigation into the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings has spread here....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka leader opposed to police attending attacks inquiry Sri Lanka police say President Maithripala Sirisena is opposed to have them testify before a parliamentary inquiry into intelligence failures that preceded the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people....
01:16, 06/08/2019

From a hockey game to scenes of carnage: covering the Sri Lanka attacks Reuters Colombo correspondent Shihar Aneez was at a hockey game when suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 250 people and wounding hundreds more....
03:00, 05/10/2019

World Cup: Guptill, Munro Help New Zealand Thrash Sri Lanka By 10 Wickets Martin Guptill and Colin Munro struck fifties as New Zealand cruised home in 16.1 overs to register their third win in a World Cup game by 10 wickets....
08:00, 06/01/2019

Sri Lanka, Maldives Visit Shows "Neighbourhood First" Priority: PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka beginning Saturday reflects the importance India attaches to its ''Neighbourhood First'' policy and that it will......
16:32, 06/07/2019

PM Modi First Foreign Leader To Visit Sri Lanka After Easter Bombings Prime Minister Narendra Modi will briefly visit Sri Lanka on Sunday during which he will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, according to the president's office in Colombo....
07:32, 06/07/2019

"They bombed our livelihoods": Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists c...
04:16, 07/15/2019

The Latest: India nabs alleged follower of Sri Lanka suspect India’s investigative agency says it has arrested a 29-year-old Indian man who has identified himself as a follower of the alleged leader of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka and was plotting a suicide attack in the southern Indian state of Kerala...
01:32, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka issues curfew in town of bombed church after clash COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka military spokesman Brig. Sumith Atapattu says a police curfew has been imposed in Negombo, a seaside town outside the capital, Colombo, after several people were injured in the first reported clash since the Easter...
10:16, 05/05/2019

Investigators Probe the Extent of Islamic State Involvement in Sri Lanka Attack Police believe the Easter bombing plotters likely worked with Islamic State to carry out the sophisticated attack that killed more than 250 people and are working to determine how much direct support they received from the extremist group....
15:00, 04/28/2019

‘Why did this happen?’ A boy killed in Sri Lanka on Easter is mourned at Washington National Cathedral Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, 11, who planned to return to school at Sidwell Friends for sixth grade, loved math, science and his pet ball pythons Fromage and Escargot....
18:00, 05/01/2019

One dead as Sri Lanka town gripped by another bout of anti-Muslim violence At least one person was killed Monday amid renewed anti-Muslim violence in a Sri Lankan town targeted during last month's Easter Sunday terrorist attacks....
00:32, 05/14/2019

Christian-Muslim Clashes Rock Easter Attacks Town In Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church appealed for calm and an alcohol ban Monday after clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town scarred by the Easter suicide attacks....
07:32, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka Imposes Nationwide Curfew As Riots Erupt Weeks After Bombings Sri Lanka on Monday announced a nationwide six-hour night curfew after anti-Muslim riots spread to several districts just north of the capital Colombo, police said....
08:32, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings as it Scrambles to Respond to Easter Attacks Eight days after the April 21 bombings in Sri Lanka left at least 253 dead, the government announced that all face coverings would be banned in public, saying the move would help the search for those involved. The bombings, carried out by alleged Isl...
03:32, 05/02/2019

Asos billionaire thanks well-wishers after death of three children in Sri Lanka terror attacks Billionaire fashion tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen has thanked the public for their condolences following the deaths of their three "beloved" children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks....
04:16, 05/16/2019

Aussie home minister lays wreath at bombed Sri Lanka church NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Australian Home Minister Peter Dutton has laid a wreath and offered condolences for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on a visit to the South Asian island nation. Dutton visited St. Sebastian’s Church in the ...
04:00, 06/03/2019

A week after the Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka is no closer to understanding or healing After any terrorist outrage, the first question that is always asked is, could the carnage have been prevented? In Sri Lanka, still reeling from a devastating series of bombings on Easter Sunday that left more than 250 people dead and at least 500 wo...
09:16, 04/28/2019

Before the Sri Lanka attacks, much of South Asia seemed resistant to ISIS. Now it’s reassessing the risks. In the wake of the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people, governments throughout the region are reviewing their assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State. Here’s a look at the threat around the region....
19:48, 05/03/2019

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds Terrorist group assumes responsibility for the string of Easter bombings that killed over 320 people in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and luxury hotels....
10:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
14:16, 05/13/2019

Wife, daughter of Sri Lanka bombings mastermind will survive blast: hospital The wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 253 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house where they had been holed up, hospital staff and police said on Monday....
06:16, 04/29/2019

Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka hit by rain delay – live! Cricket World Cup updates from Cardiff, 10.30am BST startCounty cricket – live! Follow all the latest with Tanya AldredAnd why not email Tom or tweet @tomdaviesE17 1.26pm BST Sky is showing Afghanistan v Australia highlights at the moment, so I can’t...
05:32, 06/04/2019

Eoin Morgan orders England to ‘front up’ for Australia after Sri Lanka defeat • Morgan: ‘When we get beaten we tend to come back strong’• Jos Buttler praised ‘fantastic’ four-wicket display by MalingaEoin Morgan ordered his players to front up against Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday and learn lessons quickly following the shock...
13:16, 06/21/2019

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings for 'public protection' after bomb attacks Any face covering that "hinders the identification of individuals in a way that threatens national security" is now banned in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the country's President....
05:00, 04/29/2019

Zakir Naik's TV Channel Blocked In Sri Lanka After Terror Attack: Report Two of Sri Lanka's major cable TV operators have dropped controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV from their list of channels, media reports said, after the Easter Sunday blasts that killed over......
04:00, 05/01/2019

ISIS Shift In Strategy May Threaten India, Sri Lanka, Warns Intel India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and Iraq, intelligence reports have warned....
21:16, 06/19/2019

Sri Lanka police discover suspected training camp for Islamist militants Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking. ...
15:16, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches....
06:16, 04/29/2019

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: live stream Cricket World Cup 2019 match from anywhere New Zealand, beaten finalists in 2015, kick off their Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign today in Cardiff against the unfancied, yet unpredictable Sri Lanka. The game signals the start of a weekend of exciting matches, with cricket World Cup fever now i...
00:48, 06/01/2019

India Offers Sri Lanka Full Support To Fight 'Jihadi Terrorism' India has offered full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with the common threat of "Jihadi terrorism" following the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed nearly 260 people, including 11......
04:32, 05/18/2019

Sri Lanka bomb suspect's sister fears 18 relatives dead after attacks The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings has told CNN up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent raids....
09:16, 04/28/2019

India-Based Photo Journalist Arrested For Trespassing During Lanka Blasts An India-based photo journalist, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings, was arrested by Sri Lankan police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school....
19:16, 05/02/2019

PM Modi's Visit After Easter Bombings Helped Sri Lanka Tourism: Minister In an effort to restore the Sri Lankan tourism following the Easter attacks in April, the country's tourism minister John Amaratunga visited Mumbai to canvas his country as a safe destination....
18:32, 06/24/2019

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travelers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago....
07:00, 05/05/2019

176 Children Lost Parents In Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Attacks: Report A total of 176 children have lost either one or both of their parents during the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people, a media report quoted the head of Sri Lanka's Catholic Church as saying....
06:00, 06/25/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Negombo after clashes, bans social media The Sri Lankan government has reimposed a ban on social media platforms in an effort to stop the spread of rumors after violence erupted between groups of civilians in Negombo, north of the capital and site of one of the Easter Sunday bombings....
15:16, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka Church Cancels Mass Amid Fears Of Fresh Attack Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks....
09:32, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka President Slams Intelligence Chief Over Easter Attack Testimony Sri Lanka's president publicly rebuked his intelligence chief on Thursday after he told a parliamentary panel that the Easter suicide bombings in which 258 people died could have been avoided....
12:16, 05/30/2019

Sri Lanka police arrest two in clashes as schools reopen to near-empty classes Sri Lanka police arrested two men after a personal feud led to clashes between two sectarian groups in a beachside resort north of the capital, the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday suicide bombings, as schools reopened to near-empty classes...
04:48, 05/06/2019

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka delayed by rain: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Cricket World Cup updates from the game in BristolCounty cricket – live! Latest from around the groundsThe Spin: remembering the first truly modern ODISend your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 10.40am BST Weather latest It’s still wet, it’s sti...
03:00, 06/11/2019

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people....
14:48, 05/18/2019

Sri Lanka School Principal, Teacher Arrested For Link To Terror Attack Sri Lankan Police said Friday they have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) blamed by the government......
10:48, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka army chief says threat of more Islamist militant attacks contained Sri Lanka's army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks has been contained and the security services have dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings....
07:16, 05/10/2019

Pakistan v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup match abandoned – as it didn't happen Heavy rain in Bristol meant that no play was possible, with both sides picking up a point each 3.58pm BST Related: Cricket World Cup 2019: latest standings Both sides take a point each from the washout – which moves them both into the top four in th...
09:00, 06/07/2019

India vs Sri Lanka live stream: how to watch Cricket World Cup 2019 from anywhere Aside from their impressive win against England, Sri Lanka will head home after today's game feeling somewhat disappointed with their performance at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. This final group match against does at least give them an opportunit...
22:00, 07/05/2019

| WATCH: Fifteen dead as Sri Lanka forces raid jihadist hideout Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said Saturday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Arrests Saudi-Educated Scholar Over Links With Easter Bombings Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the......
09:16, 05/12/2019

Threat Real As Security Forces Are On High Alert: US Envoy To Sri Lanka The US ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the ISIS terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bombings on the island were likely still at large and could be planning fresh attacks....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks; ringleader's relatives wounded Sri Lanka's president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and p...
20:32, 04/28/2019

Court Orders DNA Test To Verify Death Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind A Sri Lankan court has ordered a DNA test before May 15 to verify the death of Zahran Hashim, the ring leader of the local terror group NTJ which the government blamed carried out the devastating......
12:00, 05/10/2019

ISIS Mastermind, With Alleged Sri Lanka Link, Arrested In Tamil Nadu The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged mastermind of ISIS Tamil Nadu module, who was a Facebook friend of Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim,......
16:16, 06/12/2019

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka Urges the Government to Crackdown on Islamists as If ‘on a War Footing’ (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — The Catholic church in Sri Lanka said Tuesday that the government should crack down on Islamists with more vigor “as if on war footing” in the aftermath of the Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the ar...
01:48, 04/29/2019

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island...
01:48, 05/12/2019

Bombers Visited Kashmir, Kerala Before Attacks, Says Sri Lanka Army Chief Some of the suicide bombers who carried out the last month's devastating attacks in Sri Lanka visited Kashmir and Kerala for "some sort of training" or to "make some more links" with other foreign......
09:48, 05/04/2019

Mahela Jayawardene Declines Role In Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 Team Last year, a committee featuring Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Aravinda de Silva had also submitted a report on Sri Lankan cricket, only to be ignored....
04:32, 05/26/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Covering In Public After Easter Sunday Blasts Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after terrorists carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people....
21:48, 04/28/2019

Raid on House Linked to Sri Lanka Easter Bombings Leaves 15 Dead The wife and child of the suspected mastermind of the suicide attacks were seriously wounded when the raid turned violent. ISIS said its fighters were among those killed....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Modi woos Sri Lanka, Maldives as India fends off Chinese influence Indian Premier Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka on a brief visit that New Delhi says emphasizes his "neighborhood-first policy." China is also trying to exert its influence in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives....
04:16, 06/09/2019

Sri Lanka Bomb Suspect's Sister Fears 18 Relatives Killed In Gun Battle The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly April 21 Easter Sunday bombings has said that up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent......
21:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka In Talks With India, Japan To Build Terminal At Colombo Port Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, government......
16:16, 05/24/2019

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass The checkpoints started just outside of the east Sri Lanka village, the strictest seen in the days after Islamic State-aligned militants launched suicide attacks that killed over 250 people....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Father, two brothers of suspected Sri Lanka bombings mastermind killed in gun battle The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house on the east coast two days ago, police and a relative said on Sunday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka President Sacks Intelligence Chief Over Easter Attacks Probe Sri Lanka's president has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said......
02:16, 06/08/2019

Sri Lanka bombings: police and defence chiefs held on negligence charge Pair face dereliction of duty and negligence charges after blasts in which more than 250 diedSri Lanka’s police chief and its former defence minister have been arrested for alleged negligence leading to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more tha...
12:48, 07/02/2019

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist hardliners hold first meeting after Easter attacks Police lined the streets of the Sri Lankan highland town of Kandy on Sunday and the army was on standby as hardline Buddhist monks gathered for their first big assembly since Easter attacks by Islamist militants on churches and luxury hotels....
02:16, 07/07/2019

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Swarm of bees causes a buzz on Durham pitch There was a bizarre moment in Sri Lanka's Cricket World Cup contest against South Africa on Friday as the players and umpires took special measures to avoid a troublesome swarm of bees....
08:48, 06/28/2019

Suspects in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka still at large, may be carrying explosives At least 58 people have been detained in connection with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, among the world's worst terrorist attacks since 9/11.        ...
10:00, 04/28/2019

US citizens killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, secretary of State Pompeo says "The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families," Pompeo said....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media After Worst Unrest Since Easter Bombings Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten in the Christian-majority town of Chilaw on the west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook,......
00:32, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Parliament Official Arrested Over Links To Easter Sunday Blasts A Sri Lankan parliament official was among six people arrested for their alleged links to the banned terror group, National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ), which carried out the deadly suicide attacks on......
12:32, 05/20/2019

In Counter To China, India Scores Big Sri Lanka Port Deal With Japan Sri Lanka Tuesday announced it is entering into partnership with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal next to a controversial $500-million Chinese-run container jetty in Colombo......
08:48, 05/28/2019

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election due by year-end....
10:00, 05/04/2019

CORRECTED-Sri Lanka rupee touches near 6-week low; stocks hit 6-1/2-year closing low The Sri Lankan rupee fell for an eighth straight session on Monday to a near six-week low on dollar demand from banks, a day after clashes between two sectarian groups dented sentiment. ** Stocks dropped to their lowest close in about six-and-a-half ...
06:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka readies laws to curb hate speech, false news Sri Lanka’s government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people...
01:48, 06/06/2019

For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Terrorist Attack Dims Election Hopes The president and prime minister are being called on to step down even by supporters. Waiting in the wings is the family of the former strongman president, Mahinda Rajapaksa....
10:32, 05/21/2019

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks....
05:32, 05/20/2019

ISIS Chief Talks Of Syria Defeat, Sri Lanka In First Video In 5 Years ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared Monday in a video for the first time in five years, indicating that he has survived the territorial defeat of the caliphate he proclaimed....
23:32, 04/29/2019

All suspects in Sri Lanka bombings arrested or dead: acting police chief All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday....
12:48, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka stocks, rupee fall as sectarian violence pushes investors away Sri Lankan shares slumped 1.6% on Tuesday, extending their falls into a ninth session and closing at their lowest in more than six-and-a-half years, while the rupee slipped for a fourth day in dull trade, as sectarian violence drove off investors. **...
05:48, 05/14/2019

Tourism Suffers In Sri Lanka After Bomb Blasts Targeting Hotels, Churches Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka tumbled 7.5 percent in April from a year ago, as travellers shunned the island nation after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, a senior official of the state tourism......
09:00, 05/07/2019

All directly involved in Sri Lanka Easter bombings dead or arrested: cops COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police say two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramara...
23:32, 05/06/2019

If You Think About It, The 76ers Might As Well Have Won The NBA Title Whew! What an NBA Finals that was. The Warriors and Raptors played six incredibly entertaining games, and a team winning its first NBA title by vanquishing the Warriors dynasty makes it all extra memorable. For once, Toronto’s streets are swarmed by ...
14:48, 06/14/2019

Linking Christchurch attack and Sri Lanka bombing a ‘cheap shot,’ New Zealand official says Foreign Minister Winston Peters hit back at a Sri Lankan official’s claim that the Easter Sunday attacks were carried out in retaliation for the shooting at a mosque last month....
08:48, 04/30/2019

Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50 percent after bombings: Sri Lanka tourism chief Tourist arrivals in Colombo will fall by 50 percent over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka's Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes said on Monday....
06:16, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka President Pardons Hardline Buddhist Monk Serving Jail Term Sri Lanka's president granted an amnesty to a firebrand Buddhist monk on Wednesday, four days after holding talks with him at the country's main prison, officials said....
13:48, 05/22/2019

India's Modi visits bombed Sri Lanka church, vows support after attacks Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday honored those killed by Islamist militants in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, vowing support for the island nation as Delhi seeks to counter the rise of China in the region....
05:16, 06/09/2019

Panel Probing Easter Attacks Submits Final Report To Sri Lanka President A three-member committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 258 people, including 11 Indians, submitted its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena today....
07:16, 06/10/2019

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on Friday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said....
01:48, 06/14/2019

U.S. envoy to Sri Lanka says threat is real as security forces maintain high alert The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants involved in the Easter Sunday bombings on the island were likely still at large and could be planning fresh attacks....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Indian police raid houses in southern state a week after Sri Lanka bombings Indian police said on Sunday they raided the houses of three suspects in connection with a case concerning 15 people who left India to join the militant Islamic State group, a week after bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250....
00:00, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka rupee extends losses on security alerts; stocks up in dull trade The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fifth consecutive session on Tuesday, as security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment, while stocks extended gains into the fifth day after hitti...
08:00, 04/30/2019

U.S. envoy to Sri Lanka says threat is real; security forces maintain high alert The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more attacks....
18:16, 04/30/2019

Cricket World Cup hit by second successive washout as Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka clash abandoned due to rain The Cricket World Cup suffered its second successive washout on Tuesday as the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled....
15:00, 06/11/2019

Sri Lanka's tourism sector counts the human and financial toll of Easter attacks As Sri Lanka's hospitality industry tries to come to terms with the human and financial costs, the government is under pressure to act decisively to bring restore confidence....
18:16, 04/30/2019

Pulwama, Lanka Blasts Strengthened Resolve To Fight Terror: Sushma Swaraj India on Wednesday said the ghastly bombings in Sri Lanka at a time when the wounds of the Pulwama terror attack were still raw in people's mind has made it more determined to resolutely fight against......
08:32, 05/22/2019

Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilized women raise tensions in Sri Lanka On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean deliveries....
07:48, 06/06/2019

Empty classrooms: Sri Lanka schools re-open amid fears of more militant attacks State schools in Sri Lanka resumed classes on Monday amid tight security after the Easter Sunday bombings, but many anxious parents kept their children at home over fears of more attacks by Islamic militants....
00:00, 05/06/2019

Intel Agencies Scan Records After Sri Lanka Claims India Link To Blasts Indian intelligence agencies are conducting background checks on all Sri Lankan nationals and tourists who visited India in the last four months. Special focus is being paid to ones who visited......
14:16, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka’s president tells AP that “99%” of suspects linked to the Easter suicide bombings have been arrested COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president tells AP that “99%” of suspects linked to the Easter suicide bombings have been arrested....
07:48, 05/07/2019

Catholic Church in Sri Lanka holds first regular Sunday Mass since Easter bombings  The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people....
15:16, 05/12/2019

Sri Lanka raids headquarters of hardline Islamist group suspected in church bombings Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was canceled due to fears of further attacks....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Guns Outnumber Guests At Bombed Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel In Sri Lanka At the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, one of six Sri Lankan targets hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, the silence that reigns is not just the usual hush of a plush hotel....
00:00, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka Bombers Blew Up Motorcycles, Lost Fingers Honing Deadly Skills The devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were locally planned and executed, without direct guidance from the Islamic State militant group, investigators said....
19:32, 05/05/2019

Lanka Police Chief Arrested Over Alleged Failure To Prevent Terror Attack Sri Lankan police arrested their top commander and a former defence chief Tuesday over their alleged failures to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people, spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera......
11:00, 07/02/2019

Sri Lanka Survive Nicholas Pooran Scare, Beat West Indies In World Cup Sri Lanka batted brightly to post an imposing total of 338 for six in their 50 overs, thanks largely to Avishka Fernando's first One Day International (ODI) century....
19:00, 07/01/2019