Gulf Times - Colombo
Sri Lanka says 42 foreigners among Easter victims

Sri Lanka says 42 foreigners among Easter victims

Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday.

Security high as Sri Lanka marks one week from suicide attacks

Security high as Sri Lanka marks one week from suicide attacks

Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic leader on Sunday condemned the Easter attacks as ‘an insult to humanity’ as the tense and grief-stricken country marked a week since suicide bombers hit three churches and three luxury hotels.

Sri Lankan community pays homage to the blast victims

Sri Lankan community pays homage to the blast victims

Sri Lankan community in Qatar on Friday paid homage to their compatriots who were victims of a series of terror attacks last Sunday in Colombo, killing about 253 people and wounding several hundreds.

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were warnings more attacks could come.

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners -- with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

First overseas Qatar Visa Centre opens in Colombo

First overseas Qatar Visa Centre opens in Colombo

The first overseas Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) was inaugurated in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday as part of Qatar’s efforts to facilitate and streamline procedures for bringing expatriates to work.

SriLankan Airlines increases Doha-Colombo flights

SriLankan Airlines increases Doha-Colombo flights

SriLankan Airlines has announced that it has “significantly enhanced” its capacity between Doha and Colombo by increasing services to 11 flights per week.

Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Divers found Paul McClean's corpse in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, 360 kilometres east of the capital Colombo by road, a police spokesman said.

Sri Lanka bans plastic bags after garbage crisis

Sri Lanka bans plastic bags after garbage crisis

Many blamed the haphazard use of plastic, which was also cited in flash flooding in the capital after storm water drains became clogged.

India smash Sri Lanka to sweep three-Test series

India smash Sri Lanka to sweep three-Test series

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil.

Qatar Airways boosts Colombo service to four daily

Qatar Airways boosts Colombo service to four daily

Qatar Airways has announced it will introduce a fourth daily non-stop service from Doha to Colombo from August 1.

Sri Lanka deploys troops amid oil workers strike

Sri Lanka deploys troops amid oil workers strike

Sri Lanka deployed troops and police to distribute fuel on Wednesday as striking petroleum workers protested over plans to sell off stakes in state-owned oil depots to India and China.