Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certifi...

Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerf...

Sri Lankans seek security in post-Easter attack election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Worries about Islamic extremism will be paramount for many Sri Lankan voters while others hope to block former leaders accused of human rights violations from returning to po...

Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans are voting Saturday for a new president after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly...

Anxiety and hope over church schools reopening after attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday atta...

Sri Lanka political rivalry seen as factor in Easter blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Government dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime min...

Reformist Maldives leader seeks to overcome split in polls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is hoping Saturday's parliamentary elections will help him overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore politi...

AP Explains: Sri Lanka crisis persists despite court ruling

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament unconstitutional. Sirisena's opponents and rule-of-law activists haile...

2 premiers and no government: Crisis confuses Sri Lankans

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Two men each claim to be the prime minister. Lawmakers are exchanging blows in Parliament. A former finance minister says the country is on the brink of an "economic anarchy....

Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the president-elect of the Maldives, spent his youth marching in the streets for democracy. He was elected to Parliament at age 32 as an independent ca...

AP Interview: Fugitive Maldives ex-leader aims for return

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Mohamed Nasheed is a convicted criminal who lives in exile. But he's still hoping for the near-impossible: the presidency of the Maldives. The odds are stac...

Anti-Muslim riots flare anew in Sri Lanka despite emergency

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Residents say anti-Muslim rioting has flared anew in central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs burning mosques and Muslim-owned shops in at least two...

Minorities say they're sidelined by Sri Lanka's Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Musl...

Kumar takes 5 wickets, Sri Lanka 238 all out in 5th ODI

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — India seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar negated a spirited fourth-wicket partnership with a maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 238 in the fifth and final one...

Kohli, Sharma hit 100s, India sets Sri Lanka 376 to win

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit centuries and combined in a 219-run second-wicket partnership to lift India to an imposing 375 for five in the fourth one-day international a...