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Sri Lanka garbage toll hits 33; PM vows to clear area on priority

The death toll from the collapse of a giant open garbage dump near Colombo reached 33 today with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe promising to clear the area.

Published on 19th April 2017

Death toll from Sri Lanka dump collapse hits 31, search on

The death toll from the sudden collapse of a giant open garbage dump near Colombo reached 31 today even as Sri Lankan army personnel searched for missing persons.

Published on 18th April 2017

Hope fades for Sri Lanka's missing, garbage toll hits 23

Hundreds of soldiers, backed by heavy earth moving equipment, were digging through the rubbish and the wreckage of some 145 homes.

Published on 16th April 2017

Death toll from collapsed Sri Lanka garbage mountain rises to 19

Four children were among the dead as the 300-foot high dump came crashing down on neighbouring homes

Published on 14th April 2017

Sri Lanka's Constitutional committee report to be out this month

The constitution could deliberate among other things on a political solution to the Tamil minority issue through devolution of power.

Published on 1st April 2017

Sri Lankan President says will not make war heroes suspects in war crime cases

The Sri Lankan President said that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect war heroes who fought for the motherland.

Published on 29th March 2017

Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka; asks Tamil leaders not to prevent his next visit

VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.

Published on 25th March 2017

War crimes: Zeid calls for 'foreign judges' but Sri Lanka says it will avail of 'foreign expertise'

Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva, avoided using the term foreign judges in his reply, and instead said that SL will take foreign expertise.

Published on 22nd March 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a committee to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture.

Published on 22nd March 2017

Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka

Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.

Published on 20th March 2017

Sri Lanka proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80 to 60 per cent

The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.

Published on 18th March 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years from UN to deliver war crimes probe

According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the conflict with the defeat of LTTE in 2009. 

Published on 13th March 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years to deliver war probe

The delay fuels international concerns of a worryingly slow probe.

Published on 13th March 2017

Kachchativu pilgrimage coordinator in TN had asked for postponement of St.Anthony’s festival

Sri Lanka is yet to set up a court of inquiry or say how the matter will be investigated.

Published on 11th March 2017

Tamil Nadu fishermen fail to turn up at Kachchativu St. Anthony’s Feast

The 5,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were to attend the annual St.Anthony’s Feast in Kachchativu island on Saturday and Sunday failed to turn up today.

Published on 11th March 2017

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