The chain of 1,192 tiny islands is on the frontlines of the climate crisis and battling for survival.
Christian groups attacked Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern town of Chilaw on Sunday in anger at a Facebook post by a shopkeeper, police said
Investigators believe the group also used social media private messenges to keep in touch without being noticed by the authorities
The Church had planned to resume Sunday public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 257 people
All public services by Sri Lanka’s Christian minority were cancelled after the April 21 suicide attacks
The revelation came as the death toll in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and high-end hotels rose to 321
The 69-year-old leader was sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked him on October 26
New Maldives president Mohamed Waheed has welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor after overnight clashes.
Flooding in Sri Lanka has forced more than a million people out of their homes, the government said on Thursday.
Sri Lanka’s president on Monday sacked a dozen senior military officers whom the Defence Ministry said were a "direct threat to national security".