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1 dead, thousands flee as fire at Sri Lanka arms depot triggers blasts

A major fire at one of Sri Lanka’s largest ammunition depots triggered a series of explosions, killing one soldier and injuring over 40, forcing thousands to flee as debris fell into populated areas d

07 Jun 2016 9:39 AM

1 killed, thousands flee as blasts hit Sri Lankan armoury

At least five persons have been injuries in the fire and their condition remained stable.

06 Jun 2016 12:36 PM

Lanka to gradually ban house maids abroad amid abuses, social cost

Rajitha Senaratne said human rights abuses and social costs in many families of house maids have prompted govt to take such a decision.

02 Jun 2016 2:17 PM

Nuwan Kulasekara quits Tests, to focus on ODIs and T20s

Veteran Sri Lankan seamer Nuwan Kulasekara announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday but said he would continue to be available for limited-overs matches.

02 Jun 2016 6:37 AM

UK grants refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed

Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former President of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a trial that drew international criticism, his lawyer said on Monday.

24 May 2016 4:30 AM

Sri Lanka toll rises to 82 as more bodies pulled out

Rescuers pulled out more bodies from the muddy debris of disastrous landslide taking the toll to over 80 while 118 people remained missing on Sunday, in floods triggered by the heaviest rains in Sri L

22 May 2016 11:41 PM

Foreign aid gets to Colombo, toll 71

Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka on Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather

22 May 2016 6:50 AM

500,000 flee homes as flood misery worsens in Sri Lanka

Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the

21 May 2016 6:28 AM

Lanka 2006 blast was inside job: Former Army Chief

Sri Lanka’s former Army Chief told Parliament on Tuesday that a bomb blast apparently targeting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother 10 years ago was an “inside job” to win sympathy for the th

04 May 2016 6:37 AM

Maldives strips jailed Nasheed of pension

The Maldives on Wednesday stripped jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed of his pension entitlements and health insurance, after demanding he return from medical leave in Britain.

21 Apr 2016 6:25 AM