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Sri Lanka FM resigns over alleged scandal

2017-08-10 22:06

Sri Lanka's foreign minister has resigned after being accused of possessing a luxury apartment paid for by a businessman investigated for shady treasury bond transactions.

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

2017-07-23 20:25

Two young elephants washed out to sea have been saved from drowning by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

Owners of poached elephants in Sri Lanka may escape sanction

2017-07-08 19:40

Wealthy businessmen, a Buddhist priest and other social higher-ups in Sri Lanka standing trial for keeping illegally-captured elephants may get their animals back.

Sri Lanka vows tougher laws after wave of hate crimes

2017-06-14 21:17

Sri Lanka's prime minister has promised tougher legislation to deal with hate crimes after an upsurge in attacks on the minority Muslim community.

Sri Lanka floods leave 600 000 people displaced

2017-06-01 05:11

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst flooding in more than a decade has killed 202 people.

Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs

2017-05-30 16:05

Indian divers and doctors are joining Sri Lankan rescuers amid severe flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 183 people.

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

2017-05-29 09:27

Sri Lanka's monsoon toll has climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says.

Sri Lanka braces for more rain

2017-05-28 08:00

With the onset of the southwest monsoon, Sri Lanka could be faced with even more flooding and landslides.

Floods, landslides kill almost 100 in Sri Lanka

2017-05-26 18:26

Flooding and landslides have killed almost 100 and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in.

Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 10 people

2017-05-26 09:54

Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka

 

Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka

2017-07-25 21:01

The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever has killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka, with aid agencies warning against further spread of the mosquito-borne viral disease.

Sri Lanka fails to investigate war crimes - UN

2017-07-14 22:30

Sri Lanka has failed to deliver on its international commitments to prosecute government troops and Tamil rebels for atrocities committed during its ethnic war, a UN expert says.

Sri Lankan doctors go on strike

2017-06-24 22:33

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals.

Sri Lanka train deaths prompt selfie crackdown

2017-06-13 18:02

Sri Lankan railway authorities have announced a crackdown on selfies after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a coastal track.

Sri Lanka bans open garbage dumping to protect elephants

2017-05-31 20:36

Authorities in Sri Lanka banned the open dumping of garbage near wildlife sanctuaries to discourage elephants from foraging for rotting food scraps and risking their lives.

Sri Lanka deploys more troops as flood toll climbs to 180

2017-05-29 21:30

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battle to get relief supplies to over half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding fin 14 years.

Sri Lanka appeals for flood aid

2017-05-28 21:17

At least 151 people have been killed in floods and mudslides as emergency teams rush to distribute aid to the displaced.

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs

2017-05-27 08:13

Indian medical teams and emergency relief has arrived in Sri Lanka as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

2017-05-26 12:43

AP Investigation: Child sex ring in Haiti reveals how Sri Lanka did little to punish the predators and shows cracks in the UN as it scrambles for peacekeepers by turning to militaries dogged by abuse allegations at home.

Sri Lanka offers fresh probes into missing thousands

2017-05-21 15:04

Sri Lanka's president has announced new investigations into alleged secret detention centres to find tens of thousands of people still missing after the decades-long war.

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