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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.
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.
Hundreds of soldiers, backed by heavy earth moving equipment, were digging through the rubbish and the wreckage of some 145 homes.
Four children were among the dead as the 300-foot high dump came crashing down on neighbouring homes
The constitution could deliberate among other things on a political solution to the Tamil minority issue through devolution of power.
The Sri Lankan President said that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect war heroes who fought for the motherland.
VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.
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.
The delay fuels international concerns of a worryingly slow probe.
Sri Lanka is yet to set up a court of inquiry or say how the matter will be investigated.
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.
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