Remembering a legend: Ahmed Orabi

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 12:23 GMT

The British fleet exiled the leader of the Orabi Revolt, Ahmed Orabi and his colleagues to Sri Lanka, on December 28, 1882.

Nothing to see here: Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 09:18 GMT

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a rogue bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach.

Tuk-tuk plagues Egyptian communities: lawmaker

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 - 09:24 GMT

Secretary of the Parliament’s transportation committee criticized the government for not taking actual steps to stop tuk-tuks from plaguing Egyptian communities.

Maldives delay in freeing opposition leaders fuels domestic

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 10:31 GMT

The Maldives has delayed complying with a Supreme Court order for the immediate release and new trials of nine opposition leaders.

Fifty Chinese couples marry in mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 08:26 GMT

Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in the island’s Buddhist traditions.

Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' after security concerns addressed

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 - 08:27 GMT

Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, a spokesman said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.