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Sri Lanka

Ex-head of Sri Lanka's armed forces reinstated as army general by new government - @cnnbrk

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka releases nearly 600 prisoners, reduced jail terms for others to mark Pope Francis' visit - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa denies trying to orchestrate a post-election coup to hold onto power - @AFPSouthAsia

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Colombo, Western, LK

Photo: Pope Francis attends welcoming ceremony with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the airport near Colombo - @AFP

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa denies post-election coup attempt - @AFP

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Asia

Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka to start 6-day visit to Asia - @BBCBreaking

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's elections commissioner says opposition candidate Sirisena elected president - @AP

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa concedes defeat in presidential election, officials say - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Polls open in closely contested presidential election in Sri Lanka - @AP

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Sri Lanka

Photo: President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa lights candle at the president's house to commemorate 2004 tsunami victims - @RajapaksaNamal

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Sri Lanka

Officials warn of severe weather off Sri Lanka's coasts - @newsfirst_en

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Sri Lanka

Extreme weather delays Sri Lanka's post-war reconstruction - TRFN

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

3 dead, more than 60,000 evacuated to safer locations due to floods and mudslides from heavy rains in Sri Lanka - @AP

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Sri Lanka

Update: 4 confirmed dead, 1 injured in Sri Lankan air force plane crash - @AP

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Aturugiriya, Western, LK

Police: 2 killed when military plane crashes near Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka - @colombogazette

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's health minister Maithripala Sirisena says he will be opposition candidate in January poll against current president Mahinda Rajapaksa - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa announces presidential election, seeks unprecedented third term - @Reuters

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Haiyan

Pope Francis to host luncheon for Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan during Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines - @AP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN human rights spokesman says Sri Lanka's attempts to 'sabotage' a UN inquiry into war crimes are an affront to the UN - @Reuters

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India

Indian minister says fishermen sentenced to death on smuggling charges in Sri Lanka will be freed - @ibnlive

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