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Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

21 Apr 2019

COLOMBO More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. | Video

Cricket: Sri Lanka leave Chandimal and Tharanga out of World Cup squad

18 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Former Sri Lanka captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga were left out of the 15-man squad announced on Thursday for the World Cup in England and Wales, while spin-bowling all-rounders Milinda Siriwardana and Jeevan Mendis were recalled.

Sri Lanka's wartime defence chief to give up U.S. citizenship

12 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's controversial former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has launched legal proceedings to renounce his U.S. citizenship, he said on Friday, ahead of a probable candidacy in a presidential election.

Sri Lanka's wartime defence chief sued in U.S. over alleged torture and murder

10 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the crushing of Tamil Tiger rebels under his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa's rule a decade ago, is being sued in two cases in the United States for his alleged role in torture and murder, according to a lawyer and court documents.

Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

08 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Monday, but said it could cut rates in future to boost an economy struggling in the wake of a political crisis and sluggish private sector credit growth.

Sri Lanka central bank seen standing pat but rate cut not ruled out: Reuters poll

04 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank is expected to leave its key interest rates steady on Monday, a Reuters poll showed, but analysts aren't ruling out an easing as the rupee steadies and policymakers aim to boost economic growth ahead of elections.

Exclusive: Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalise - investor

29 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO An agreement to build a proposed $3.85 billion oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalized as its main investor, India's Accord Group, says it is yet to recruit partners and conduct an assessment of the plan's viability.

Exclusive: Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalize - investor

28 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO An agreement to build a proposed $3.85 billion oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalized as its main investor, India's Accord Group, says it is yet to recruit partners and conduct an assessment of the plan's viability.

Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts

25 Mar 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts for the first time in more than two years as a drought has slashed hydro-power output, highlighting the government's failure to build new power plants, officials said on Monday.

Oman oil minister excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery project

24 Mar 2019

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka Oman's oil minister said on Sunday he was excited to be part of a Sri Lanka oil refinery project in a sign that plans for the sultanate's involvement may be back on track.

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