Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a coastal track.
Cambodia on Friday donated 100,000 U.S. dollars to flood-hit Sri Lanka.
A Sri Lankan official on Wednesday admitted that the country was not fully prepared to face a major natural disaster, after over 200 people had been killed in floods and landslides following heavy rains last week.
Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.
Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.
Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.
President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in Sri Lanka promising justice for war crimes, breaking from his hawkish predecessor and presenting the island with its first real shot at a lasting peace.
Sri Lankan legislators have joined fellow lawmakers from across South Asia to prioritize and safeguard children’s rights in the region, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said here on Monday.
Reports of abuses including torture remain widespread in Sri Lanka eight years after the end of a decades-long civil war, the UN said Friday, criticising the government’s slow progress in addressing wartime crimes.
Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades.
Some 709,400 people have been affected by the severe drought which has affected most parts of Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said on Tuesday.
The Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested 5 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in local waters, the navy media unit said here.