Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

2017-11-15 12:04

Sri Lanka's defence minister denies his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe.

Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government

2017-11-08 22:01

Sri Lanka's civil war may be over but a group of Tamil men say they were raped, branded and tortured under the new government.

UN fund for sexual abuse victims grows to $1.5m

2017-09-29 15:29

A UN fund to help victims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff has now grown to $1.5m following contributions from 10 more countries including Sri Lanka, whose troops were implicated in a 3-year-long child sex ring in Haiti

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.


Sri Lanka says it will investigate alleged torture of Tamils

2017-11-10 08:13

Sri Lanka says it will investigate allegations by more than 50 ethnic Tamils that they were abducted and tortured by police or army soldiers long after the nation's civil war ended

Sri Lanka arrests 2 men over Taiwan bank hacking

2017-10-09 05:20

Sri Lankan police have arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars.

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.

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