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Sri Lanka mudslide death toll rises to 100; 99 missing

The Disaster Management Centre said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.

27 May 2017 9:40 PM

At least 91 killed in mudslides, floods due to heavy rains in Sri lanka

Sri Lanka appealed to the international community including the United Nations and neighbouring countries for help.

26 May 2017 7:38 PM

At least 91 killed in mudslides, floods due to heavy rains in Sri lanka

The people living in low lying areas around Kelani River and Kalu Ganga are cautioned about possible floods.

26 May 2017 1:10 PM

India's Modi emphasises links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

India's rival China also has been courting Sri Lanka with trade deals.

12 May 2017 3:36 PM

Modi assures Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns

India and Sri Lanka are in talks to jointly operate oil tanks at the strategic Trincomalee port.

12 May 2017 2:30 PM

Modi cautions international community on growing 'arc of violence'

The menace of terrorism in our region is a concrete manifestation of this destructive emotion, Modi said, apparently referring to Pakistan.

12 May 2017 1:12 PM

Modi announces direct Varanasi-Colombo flights from Aug

Modi said the flights will allow ‘my Tamil brothers and sisters’ to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath.

12 May 2017 1:03 PM

Sri Lanka-India deals signed ahead of Modi's visit: Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter's request, the Indian High Commissioner to Colombo said.

12 May 2017 11:54 AM

PM prays at one of Lanka’s oldest Buddhist temples

The Gangaramaya Temple is situated in the bustling inner-city Colombo, nearby the scenic Beira Lake.

12 May 2017 2:03 AM

As Modi visits Lanka, Chinese submarine not allowed to dock at Colombo

A Sri Lanka govt official said it was 'unlikely' to agree to China's request to dock the submarine at any time, given India's concerns.

11 May 2017 9:03 PM

Prime Minister Modi to visit Sri Lanka in 2nd week of May

During his visit, he will take part in the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations to be held here from May 12 to 14.

19 Apr 2017 4:06 PM

Lanka garbage death toll hits 33; PM Wickremesinghe vows to clear area soon

Wickremesinghe cut short his state visit to Vietnam and returned on Tuesday night and visited the site on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2017 3:50 PM

Death toll in Sri Lanka dump collapse climbs to 30

According to the Disaster Management Centre, at least 625 people belonging to 180 families had been displaced due to the tragedy.

18 Apr 2017 8:58 AM

Death toll rises, dozens still missing in Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse

The military said 1,000 security personnel, including police and special task forces, have been deployed for rescue operation.

17 Apr 2017 2:05 PM

Sri Lanka: Garbage dump collapse kills 19, destroys over 100 homes

Sri Lanka's parliament was warned recently that the 23 million tonnes of garbage rotting at Kolonnawa was a serious health hazard.     

15 Apr 2017 1:56 PM

Int'l warrant issued to arrest Lanka's ex-diplomat to Russia over financial fraud

Weeratunga is alleged to have committed financial misappropriation of USD 14 million while purchasing 4 Ukraine-built MIG-27 aircraft.

08 Apr 2017 5:03 PM

After fisherman's killing, Sri Lanka to release 85 Indian fishermen

The victim, who was reported to be 21, was shot dead Monday and Indian fishermen have said the Sri Lankan Navy was responsible.

08 Mar 2017 9:27 PM

Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe: govt

At least 100,000 people were killed during the separatist war between government forces and rebels from the Tamil Tigers group.

05 Mar 2017 3:43 PM

Sri Lanka strips suit and tie from official dress code

Unlike bureaucrats, male Sri Lankan politicians have traditionally opted to wear the national dress.

09 Jan 2017 8:49 PM

Sri Lanka claims world's tallest artificial Christmas tree

The 73-meter (238-foot) tree, built in capital Colombo, is 18 meters taller than the current record holder, organisers said.

25 Dec 2016 8:41 AM