By Zinara Rathnayake I was woken by the long, forlorn sound of the siren. The brakes hissed and screeched as our train chugged up the hill and pulled into Radella, a station along one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world: the Colombo to Badulla railway. “The journey is so enthralling that you don’t […]
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The winter morning was cloaked in thick fog. Our car swerved past horse-drawn carriages, a mode of transport still popular in the rural reaches of the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the trotting horses and turbaned coachmen looking like shadowy apparitions in the pearly-white mist. After spending a night in the town of Bodhgaya, the […]
Hosts South Africa revived their T20 World Cup hopes with a thumping 65-run victory over New Zealand in Paarl. Both sides were beaten in their opening match and knew a second successive defeat would realistically end their chances of reaching the semi-finals. South Africa reached 132-6 from their 20 overs, helped by a gutsy 40 […]
As the train pulled into Peradeniya Junction station in central Sri Lanka, the man sitting opposite me leapt out of his seat and leaned out of the window, placing his thumb and forefinger in his mouth and whistling loudly. A vade seller soon appeared outside, removed a basket from the top of his head and handed it […]
Former Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from international cricket. Opening batter Finch, 36, was Australia’s T20 captain, having retired from one-day internationals in September. He represented Australia in five Tests, 146 one-day internationals and 103 T20s, leading them to their first T20 World Cup title in 2021. Finch said it had been […]
Pani Puri: India’s favourite street food now available in Sri Lanka Pani puri occupies a special place in Indian hearts and stomachs, so it’s no wonder that the treat has been one of the country’s most poplar street snacks On any normal evening in India, in the bustling markets and noisy main streets of big […]
Cassandra has stopped watching news at night for the sake of her wellbeing and peace of mind. Watching English news at 9.00 p m on a local channel caused her to toss and turn or wake up at the ungodly hour of 2.00 am to again toss and turn, but this time mentally with suppressed […]
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has slammed US Ambassador here Julie Chung over her comments in an interview with the BBC. The Chinese Embassy has questioned the US policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka struggling to overcome an unprecedented economic crisis. The following is the text of the Chinese Embassy
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka today slammed the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, calling her a hypocrite for the comments she had made in a recent interview. The embassy was angered over her view that China was the “spoiler” in Sri Lanka’s efforts to reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund […]
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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) bank has urged China and India to agree a write-down of their loans as soon as possible.The post Central Bank Governor urges China and India to reduce Sri Lanka’s debts soon appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Sri Lanka’s central bank has urged China and India to agree a write-down of their loans as soon as possible. The crisis-hit Indian Ocean state defaulted on its debt repayments and negotiated a $2.9bn (£2.4bn) bailout. But the International Monetary Fund will not release the cash until China and India first agree to reduce Sri […]
The New Year 2023 is definitely going to be a significant year for India’s leadership ambitions. India’s presidency of the G20 forum as well as the Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO), brings with itself the rare opportunity to present to the world that India is well-prepared and well-equipped to clinch its position as an emerging power. […]
Sri Lanka today mourned the death of the mother of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Ranl Wickremesinghe said that he was deeply saddened by the passing away of Modi’s mother and expressed his condolences to the Indian Prime Minister. The Government of Sri Lanka and the opposition also expressed their condolences. Modi’s mother Heeraben […]
Pakistan captain Babar Azam broke a 16 year record as he became his country’s highest run scorer in a calendar year. He was 161 not out at the end of the first day of the two-Test series with New Zealand in Karachi to take his 2022 tally to 2,485 runs across all formats. In doing […]
England pulled off another sensational victory in Pakistan, winning the second Test by 26 runs to seal a historic series triumph. Mark Wood took three crucial wickets on the fourth day in Multan just as Pakistan were closing in on what would have been a superb chase of 355. His efforts secured victory for England […]
Cassandra’s ole head is spinning like a carousel after reading Don Manu’s column in the Sunday Times of December 4, titled Mahinda gorged on foreign cake while people struggled for bread. He lists the millions spent on foreign trips of two brothers – then Prez and PM – and in a separate box deals with […]
The three-year-old is losing weight and complains of leg pains and weakness. The doctor's diagnosis is clear - Nitisha is underfed and malnourished.The post Sri Lanka’s children go hungry as food prices soar appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Sri Lankan human rights activist Sandya Ekenligoda has been listed in BBC s 100 Women 2022, a list of 100 of the most inspiring and influential women form around the world.
Sandya Ekneligoda, a human rights activist and wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda has made it to BBC’s 100 women of 2022.The post Human rights activist Sandya Eknaligoda named among world’s 100 top influential women 2022 appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
The United Kingdom (UK) is to enforce a Sri Lankan-style crackdown on illegal protests. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was quoted by the BBC as saying it is “completely unacceptable” that people were having their lives disrupted by a “selfish minority” who join illegal
Sri Lanka’s Colombo city is among the world's least expensive cities to live in according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey.The post Sri Lanka’s Colombo city among world’s least expensive cities to live appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.The post Elon Musk: Twitter closes offices until next week appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
A court in India has granted bail to Sri Lankan born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a case of money laundering. The 37-year-old actress is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Indian government agency that investigates financial crimes. It has accused her of financial misdemeanour and wants her in custody. Fernandez’ lawyer Prashant […]
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is working closely with the relevant parties for the early release of 08 Sri Lankan nationals who are parts of the 26-member crew of the oil tanker MT Heroic Idun, which was detained by Equatorial Guinea in early August.The post Sri Lankans among oil tanker crew detained by Equatorial Guinea appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lank...
The woman allegedly sexually assaulted by Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka said she feared for her life as she was choked so hard she required a brain scan to check for injury. Gunathilaka is accused of engaging in “forceful” sexual intercourse with the woman, allegedly choking her three times – once for up to 30 […]
Tourism Minister Harin Fernando appealed to international travellers to add Sri Lanka to their travel wish list, assuring tourists are cushioned from the economic shocks the country is undergoing, and that they will be well looked after.The post Hospitality doesn’t die just because inflation is high – Harin appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA ...
The British Parliament is scheduled to debate human rights violations in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, according to a BBC dispatch. The official website of British parliament, commonslibrary.parliament.uk on Friday posted the following: A Backbench Business Committee debate on the UK response
England survived a scare to reach the semi-finals of Men’s T20 World Cup with a nerve-jangling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Sydney. Chasing 142 in the win-or-bust match, England were cruising at 75-0 in the eighth over before a collapse of 5-36 put them in peril. They needed 13 from 12 balls with four […]