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Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa accepts request to contest in August 17 elections for prime minister - @Reuters

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cricket

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara to quit international cricket after 2nd test against India - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan army officer sentenced to death for murdering 8 Tamil civilians - @Reuters

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air travel

Drunk passenger causes Malaysia Airlines flight to Sri Lanka to make a return to Kuala Lumpur - @staronline

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Colombo, Western, LK

Photo: Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is lit during annual Buddhist festival of Vesak in Sri Lanka - Getty Images via @BuzzFeedNews

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Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry praises Sri Lanka for democratic reforms - @abcnews

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United States Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry will start trip to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti on Saturday - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka imposes 3-month travel ban on its central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran while he faces insider dealing investigation - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka orders criminal investigation into alleged billions of dollars of corruption at national airline - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

New Sri Lankan President Sirisena holds talks with Chinese lead Xi JinPing amid efforts to recalibrate predecessor's strongly pro-China policies - @AP

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Sirisena forms national government with opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party - @Reuters

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India

Sri Lanka arrests Indian fishermen, seizes boats over poaching - @ibnlive

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Sri Lanka

29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy - @ibnlive

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Sri Lanka

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka's Jaffna province, 1st Indian premier to visit the region in almost 30 years - @AJEnglish

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bans foreign travel by former defense chief in armory probe - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Colombo court releases Tamil activist Balendra Jeyakumari on bail, after she was detained without charge - @airnewsalerts

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India

Indian fishermen will be shot if they cross into Sri Lanka waters, says Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe - @timesofindia

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England, GB

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka beats England by 9 wickets - @BBCSport

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India

86 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching by Sri Lankan navy, officials say - @IndianExpress

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Sri Lanka

Mobile technology helps Sri Lanka cope with climate change - TRFN

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