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SRI LANKA: Rubbish mound collapse kills 16 people including 4 children

SRI LANKA: Rubbish mound collapse kills 16 people including 4 children

A massive mound of rubbish has killed at least 16 people including four children and displaced more than 600 after it collapsed on their homes in Sri Lanka on Friday night. The estimated 300-foot dump collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday and witnesses said around 100 houses could have been buried. The tragedy […]

Superstar Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka visit

Superstar Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka visit

Rajinikanth says that the reason he wanted to visit Lanka was to see the places where Tamils lived. He also mentions that he wanted to meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, to find a solution for the pertaining fishermen problem. Taking a dig at politics, Rajinikanth says he’s not a politician, but a mere artist. […]

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

16 Indian fishermen have been arrested separately by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters. Eight Indian fishermen were arrested along with a steel hull fishing trawler for poaching in the northwest of Analathivu Island, Sri Lankan Navy said. Having brought the fishermen and items to the naval base SLNS Elara, they […]

Sri Lanka president Sirisena meets Vladimir Putin

Sri Lanka president Sirisena meets Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, who is on an official visit to Moscow at Mr Putin’s invitation. The two presidents adopted a Joint Declaration following their talks. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, friends, Let me wish you a warm welcome […]

Sri Lankan Tamil women arrested in Canada for credit card fraud

Sri Lankan Tamil women arrested in Canada for credit card fraud

A Sri Lankan Tamil woman is facing several charges after police seized 42 forged credit cards from inside her home earlier this week. According to investigators, a woman frequently went to various TTC collector booths throughout the city. At the booths, she would purchase multiple rolls of tokens with a credit card. Police allege the […]

Sri Lanka seeks 2 more years from UN to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka seeks 2 more years from UN to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka has sought two more years from the UN Human Rights Council to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE, the foreign ministry said today. Sri Lanka was granted 18 months by a UNHRC resolution in October 2015 to initiate a credible investigation into the nearly three-decades long civil […]

India asks Sri Lanka to probe killing of Tamil Nadu fisherman

India asks Sri Lanka to probe killing of Tamil Nadu fisherman

Even as the Indian government pressed Sri Lanka for a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka said an initial probe had ruled out its navy’s involvement in the incident. India had taken up the issue with Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. The 22-year-old Indian fisherman was shot dead on Monday while […]

Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

COLOMBO: Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades. Gunmen sprayed bullets at the bus as it drove through a wooded area, police said, adding that four guards escaped with gunshot injuries. The prisoners […]

15 university students arrested for ragging in Sri Lanka

15 university students arrested for ragging in Sri Lanka

Fifteen senior students of the Peradeniya University had been arrested by the Police for ragging first year students last night. Police said the students were arrested following a complaint. The arrested students are to be produced in Kandy Magistrate Court today. Peradeniya Police said the fifteen second-year students had taken a group of first year […]

Sri Lankan singer Dasun Madushan arrested at London airport with 2Kg of cocaine

Sri Lankan singer Dasun Madushan arrested at London airport with 2Kg of cocaine

On 18th February, Sri Lankan Musician Dasun Madushan has been arrested at London Heathrow Airport for trying to smuggle 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden in two bags of coffee inside two suitcases, authorities said on Saturday. Customs and Border Protection police officers searched his suitcases upon suspicion and found a plastic coffee bag containing white […]

11 dead after boat capsizes in Sri Lanka

11 dead after boat capsizes in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: At least 11 people were killed and 24 others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri Lanka’s southwestern coast, police said. The boat was among 19 that took part in a religious festival procession from the fishing town of Beruwala, around 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of […]