Blast kills militant in Bangladesh

A militant from an anti-government group in Bangladesh has been killed in an explosion during a police search for weapons at a hideout.

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 36 percent in September 2015

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 35.9 percent in September this year compared to the same period last year, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.

IMF forecasts Sri Lanka economy to grow at 5.5% this year and 3% inflation

The recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission to the country has projected Sri Lanka's economy to grow 5 to 5.5 percent this year and the inflation to rise to 3 percent by the end of the year.

Over 70% of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100

Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to …