Recent News Headlines : Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka

RACE TO RESCUE SRI LANKA FLOOD VICTIMS AS TOLL RISES


Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after floods and mudslides inundated parts of southern and western Sri Lanka and killed at least 164 people... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 366

N KOREA FIRES SCUD MISSILE INTO SEA, ITS THIRD TEST IN THREE WEEKS


Xi said he was confident the Sri Lankan government and the people will overcome the disaster and rebuild their country... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 0

SRI LANKA APPEALS FOR AID AS FLOOD DEATHS EXCEED 150


The situation is very dire, Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez, reporting from Matara in southern Sri Lanka, said... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 129

AWKWARD TRUMP HANDSHAKE A 'MOMENT OF TRUTH'


According to Save the Children, Sri Lanka has recorded almost 53,000 dengue fever cases across the country since the start of the year... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 2

SRI LANKA RUSHES AID TO HALF A MILLION FLOOD VICTIMS AS DEATH TOLL RISES


The flooding is the worst since May 2003 when 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed after a similarly powerful monsoon, officials said... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 237

RESIDENTS AFRAID AS MORE RAIN FORECAST


Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper said a second Indian naval ship, the INS Shardul, had arrived in Colombo with relief supplies and inflatable boats... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 950

SRI LANKA RESCUERS FIND BODIES AS FLOOD DEATHS REACH 146


Sri Lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on Sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 146

100 CONFIRMED DEAD IN SRI LANKA MUDSLIDES


The military used large armoured vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 0

SRI LANKA FLOODS, LANDSLIDES: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 100


Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in the capital, Colombo, on Saturday to help Sri Lanka deal with the worst flooding in 14 years... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 2019

FILM BREAKS SILENCE ON 'MADNESS' OF SRI LANKA CIVIL WAR


Photo Cannes Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 16

SRI LANKA: BUDDHIST LEADER STOKES ANTI-MUSLIM TENSION


Another Muslim shop in the town of Kahawatte was reportedly burned to the ground this week by unidentified attackers... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 6969

HEAVY RAINS CAUSE DEADLY LANDSLIDES IN SRI LANKA


READ MORE The agony of Sri Lanka's landslide survivors Heavy rain also flooded several parts of the southern Galle and Matara districts... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 7

FILM BREAKS SILENCE ON 'MADNESS' OF SRI LANKA CIVIL WAR


Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 262

SRI LANKA POLICE BLAMED FOR NOT STOPPING ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS


Muslims blame the hardline Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Power Force for instigating the attacks... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 0

SRI LANKA'S MEN FACE RAPE A DECADE AFTER CIVIL WAR


The report's authors urged Sri Lanka to include victims of male sexual violence in its much-delayed official response to war-era abuses... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 0

HONG KONG REJECTS ASYLUM FOR REFUGEES WHO SHELTERED EDWARD SNOWDEN


The Hong Kong government has repeatedly tried to question the four adults about their involvement with Mr. Snowden... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 2216

SRI LANKA NAVY SEIZES BOAT WITH 30 FROM MYANMAR, 2 INDIANS


It is unclear why they left India or if they intended traveling elsewhere from Sri Lanka... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 2

SRI LANKA ENDS SEARCH FOR GARBAGE SURVIVORS AS TOLL HITS 32


He also promised to shift the garbage dump and move the residents to safer locations... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 0

DOZENS STILL MISSING IN SRI LANKA RUBBISH HEAP COLLAPSE AS DEATH TOLL RISES


The whole area was shaking, Mr Sanjeewa said... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 0

HOPE FADES FOR MISSING IN SRI LANKA; ANGER GROWS AS GARBAGE TOLL HITS 23


Members of the military carry a victim during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses in Colombo, Sri Lanka... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 0

GARBAGE DUMP COLLAPSE KILLS AT LEAST 19 IN SRI LANKA


Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 704

COLOMBO: DEATH TOLL FROM RUBBISH DUMP COLLAPSE RISES


Sri Lanka's parliament was warned recently that the 23 million tonnes of garbage rotting at Kolonnawa was a serious health hazard... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 1473

PEOPLE UNDERNEATH - STILL THEY DUMP


Four children are among 16 people killed after a huge rubbish dump collapsed on to their homes in Sri Lanka... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 337

MASSIVE DUMP LANDSLIDE KILLS AT LEAST 10 IN SRI LANKA


A 13-year-old boy and two girls aged 14 and 15 were among the dead, said Pushpa Soysa, head nurse at the main Colombo hospital... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 1596

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

MORE THAN 100 UN PEACEKEEPERS RAN A CHILD SEX RING IN HAITI. NONE WERE EVER JAILED


In August 2007, the UN received complaints of suspicious interactions between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 18231

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT U.N. SEX ABUSE


Investigation report from 2007 obtained by AP shows that 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers had sex with at least nine Haitian children... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 2

CHINA'S BEIDOU SYSTEM TO EXPAND COOPERATION TO SE ASIA


Wuhan Optics Valley BeiDou is based in Wuhan, capital city of Hubei Province in central China... READ MORE

2nd April, 2017 0

SRI LANKA'S LEADER BACKS ARRESTS OF 'OFFICIAL' KILLERS


President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 572

Trending News Headlines : Sri Lanka

OM PURI, CELEBRATED INDIAN ACTOR, DIES AGED 66


Om Puri, one of India's most critically acclaimed actors, who starred in films across Hollywood, Bollywood and the UK, had died in Mumbai... READ MORE

6th January, 2017 29577

BAY OF BENGAL: DEPLETED FISH STOCKS AND HUGE DEAD ZONE SIGNAL TIPPING POINT


Approximately 200 million people live along the Bay of Bengal's coasts and of these a major proportion are partially or wholly dependent on its fisheries2... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 10392

SRI LANKA PROTEST OVER CHINESE INVESTMENT TURNS UGLY


Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 8911

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DECLARES SRI LANKA MALARIA-FREE


The World Health Organisation has certified that Sri Lanka is a malaria-free nation, in what it called a truly remarkable achievement... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 6269

EX-LEADER'S BROTHER 'LED DEATH SQUAD' IN SRI LANKA


READ MORE Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder The Mount Lavinia Court ordered police to carry out further investigations and arrest any suspects involved... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 4793

HERE ARE THE 50 DEMOCRACIES THAT HAVE DONE WHAT THE U.S. HAS FAILED TO DO


Indira Gandhi, for example, was the daughter of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru... READ MORE

14th November, 2016 2761

YORKSHIRE TEA JUST HAD A VERY BIZARRE TWITTER ARGUMENT WITH THIS ANNOYED MANA


All tea comes from one type of bush, called Camellia Sinensis, Yorkshire Teas website explains... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 2248

SRI LANKA PLEDGES WAR CRIMES INQUIRY


Channel 4 is sri lanka changing under president sirisena? 30 hrs ago... READ MORE

11th March, 2015 1565

UN RAISES CONCERNS OVER ABUSES, TORTURE IN SRI LANKA


Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards torture ... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1382

CHARLIE HEBDO CARTOON ON DEAD SYRIAN CHILD SPARKS ANGER


French satirical magazine rejects Kremlin's criticism of cartoons that have been widely discussed on social media... READ MORE

14th January, 2016 1334

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE BOOSTS SRI LANKA-CHINA TIES


Besides the Chinese language, many Sri Lankan students are learning Chinese medicine and business courses in China, as Chinese medicine is emerging in South Asia... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 1149

SRI LANKA WAR CRIMES REPORT DELAYED


Un agrees to delay sri lanka un war crimes report... READ MORE

16th February, 2015 1136

UN URGES SRI LANKA TO INVESTIGATE WAR ABUSES


The United Nations Human Rights Council should give full support to the recommendations in a resolution it is expected to adopt this month, he said... READ MORE

16th September, 2015 1082

ASYLUM GROUP 'LEGALLY HELD AT SEA'


Australia asylum sea detention of sri lankans legal court rules... READ MORE

28th January, 2015 965

INDIA AND SRI LANKA MUST BE GOOD NEIGHBOURS


Botched peace plan Mr Modi also urged the new Sri Lankan government to push forward with post-war reconciliation... READ MORE

13th March, 2015 872

'DEFINITELY NOT SAFE': TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKERS STILL RISK TORTURE ON RETURN TO SRI LANKA


In 2009, the Sri Lankan army declared victory over the Tamil separatist. The UN has accused both sides of gross human rights violations... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 694

INDIA TO SPEND A?10BILLION ON NEW WARSHIPS AND SUBMARINES


The decision came after India's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Indian parliament We do not require the aid... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 687

SAUDI ARABIA TO 'REOPEN' SRI LANKAN MAID ADULTERY CASE


Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death for adultery, Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister said... READ MORE

8th December, 2015 640

JAFFNA JOURNAL SRI LANKAS TAMIL MINORITY GROWS IMPATIENT WITH JUST PROMISES


Since last August, personnel assigned to the French counterterrorism operations, working with African security forces, have killed or captured about 100 militants, French officials said... READ MORE

16th March, 2015 634

TENS OF THOUSANDS DESCEND ON DUBLIN TO PROTEST AGAINST WATER CHARGES


For instance, research has shown that India's air pollution problems may cut agricultural production by a third... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 596

HOPES FADE FOR S LANKA MUDSLIP VICTIMS


In June, monsoon rains triggered landslides in Sri Lanka that killed at least 22 people and forced thousands from their homes... READ MORE

30th October, 2014 590

SCORES MISSING AFTER SRI LANKA MUDSLIDE


At least 280 people died in a month of heavy rains and floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu last year... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 583

CHINA 'SILK ROAD' PROJECT IN SRI LANKA DELAYED AS BEIJING TOUGHENS STANCE


A source familiar with China's thinking said it may wait until May, when Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visits Beijing, to sign both deals... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 553

WHO IN THE WORLD REALLY WANTS DONALD TRUMP TO WIN?


In her travels around the world, Frida Ghitis queried people on whether they wanted Donald Trump to become America's president. What she found was surprising... READ MORE

26th May, 2016 545

WHICH IS THE WORLD'S MOST GENEROUS COUNTRY?


Less affluent places like Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago featured in the top 10... READ MORE

10th November, 2015 530

'I JUST WANT MY FAMILY': WOMAN SAYS INNOCENT PAPERWORK ERROR DASHES IMMIGRATION DREAMS


'Please help me to bring my family' But Raju and her family don't want to go through the process again... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 454

ARMY SPIES ARRESTED OVER LASANTHA WICKREMATUNGE MURDER


Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 450

LANDSLIDES IN SRI LANKA LEAVE DOZENS DEAD


The Sri Lanka Red Cross was managing one of at least four camps near the Aranayake landslide to provide relief to survivors, Mr. Johnney said... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 375

MODI VISITS TAMILS CULTURAL HEART IN TOUR OF SRI LANKA


Gandhi was the last prime minister to visit Sri Lanka, in 1987, but the trip was marred when a Sri Lankan sailor hit Mr... READ MORE

14th March, 2015 337

SRI LANKA: MUDSLIDES BURY HUNDREDS OF VILLAGERS


Some 220 families were reported missing, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said in a statement... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 327


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