Sri Lanka Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. India Customs arrests two Sri Lankans smuggling over nearly 3 kg of gold barsRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 16 | Colombo Page

    ... ,197,000 were recovered from Hameed," the official said. Both the passengers are residents of Puttalam district in Sri Lanka. They are frequent fliers to India and were involved in trading of textile material, ready-made garments and cosmetics.

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  2. Rescuers race to find Sri Lanka garbage mishap survivors, toll 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | Times of Oman

    Sri Lankan army soldiers and rescue workers stand near buried houses in a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017. A part of the garbage dump that had been used in recent years to dump the waste from capital Colombo collapsed destroying houses, according to local media reports.

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  3. Nepal, China hold first-ever joint military exercises (Eds: Updating...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | India.com

    ... at that time had extended its help to Nepal to ease the situation. China has also developed close relations with Sri Lanka during the regime of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa whose nearly decade-long tenure was ended by Sirisena in 2015. China ...

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  4. Sri Lankans vent anger as toll rises in rubbish dump collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | BBC News

    The son of a woman who was thrown 30ft by the collapse says there had been many complaints about safety Hopes of finding survivors under a collapsed rubbish dump in Sri Lanka are fading as anger builds among residents who say their concerns were ignored. The death toll from Friday's collapse in the capital Colombo has risen to 23, police say.

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  5. Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse: Death toll hits 21, rescuers continue search for survivorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | The Indian Express

    Sri Lankan government soldiers and rescue workers carry a body recovered from the site of a garbage dump collapse in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo At least 21 people, including four children, were killed when a mountain of garbage came crashing down on homes following a fire near Sri Lanka's capital, with rescuers racing against time to find any survivors. Police have launched a probe to ascertain whether the collapse of the 91-metre open garbage pile on Friday was a natural calamity or an act of sabotage.

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  6. 22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapsesRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 16 | Bellingham Herald

    Crows fly over a row of houses buried by a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017. A part of the garbage dump that had been used in recent years to dump the waste from capital Colombo collapsed destroying houses, according to local media reports.

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  7. Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | New Vision

    PIC: Sri Lankan residents walk through damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo. Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 21, police said.

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  8. Opposition leader calls on to strengthen bonds of unity among different communitiesRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 16 | Colombo Page

    Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in a message to celebrate the Easter today, called on the nation to follow the example of Jesus and strive to strengthen the bonds of unity among the different communities. "It is my hope that as a nation, following the life and example of Jesus, we would strive this Easter to strengthen the bonds of unity among the different communities and break down the barriers of distrust among us," Sampanthan said.

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  9. Sri Lanka Garbage Collapse Toll Reaches 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 15 | Voice of America

    The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 20 Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried underneath the debris. Military spokesman Roshan Seneviratne said he did not know whether anyone was still missing from the tragedy in Meetotamulla, a town outside Colombo, the capital.

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  10. Muttiah Muralitharan: One-of-a-kind spin wizardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | CricketCountry.com

    Muttiah Muralitharan, born April 17, 1972, is without doubt the greatest cricketer produced by Sri Lanka. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the career of the man who picked up wickets in amounts and rates that were almost preposterous.

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  11. Sri Lankan UN peacekeepers accused of involvement in Haiti child-sex ringRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 15 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    ... Associated Press notes that alleged abusers came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uruguay and Sri Lanka. And some troops also have been implicated in sexual abuse. "I can say today to everyone, 'don't panic, '" Michel Ange Gedeon, ...

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  12. 11 killed in garbage dump collapse in Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 15 | The China Post

    Sri Lankan residents walk through damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo on April 15. The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka's capital rose to 11 on April 15 as rescuers searched for survivors after 145 homes were destroyed, officials said.

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  13. Clarke poised to return for Worcestershire after busy winter awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | Worcester News

    ... he has had enjoyed a steady diet of cricket starting with the England Lions in the UAE pre Christmas and then in Sri Lanka for five weeks in February-March. That was followed by his involvement in the three-match North versus South series and ...

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  14. Indian Coast Guard assists to find distressed Sri Lankan fishermen and trawlerRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 6 | Colombo Page

    Apr 06, Colombo: The Indian Coast Guard personnel have rescued five Sri Lankan fishermen who went missing with their multi day fishing trawler 'EVINDI 01' which had drifted into the Indian territorial waters following a technical defect on 01st April. The Indian Navy ship INS Abeek Wednesday handed over the rescued fishermen and the fishing trawler to the Sri Lanka Navy ship SLNS Ranawickrama at the International Maritime Boundary Line , 15 NM off Kankasanthurai, the Navy reported.

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  15. Sri Lanka: SLAF hurriedly erects Buddhist Vihara in Keappaa-pulavuRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | TamilNet Newswire

    ... GMT] In a fresh move to permanently Sinhalicise the military-occupied village of Keappaa-pulavu, the occupying Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) of genocidal Colombo is constructing a Buddhist Vihara inside the school lands of the village while the ...

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  16. Sri Lankan capital city to be developed as a cultural hub in South AsiaRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Colombo Page

    Apr 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has given approval to the government to develop capital Colombo as a performing and exhibition hub in South Asia, in order to attract more tourists. Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Gayantha Karunathilake at the weekly media briefing on Wednesday said more than 2 million tourists have visited Sri Lanka in 2016 and 70 percent of them arrive with the purpose of recreation and 25 percent for visiting their relatives or friends.

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  17. 'It's a pretty big deal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Blacktown Sun

    ... one-day matches between April 8 and April 23 in Hobart. Uppal captained the Australian under-16s team on a tour to Sri Lanka and looks forward to locking horns with the side again. "When you're representing your country, you want to do well and ...

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  18. Over 4500 additional buses in service during festive seasonRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Colombo Page

    Apr 05, Colombo: As the country is preparing to celebrate the Sinhala and Hindu New Year festive season, Sri Lankan transport officials are to commence special services for the convenience of those who are travelling to their home towns during the festive season. Sri Lanka Transport Board will deploy 4600 additional buses from Friday, the 7th April for the convenience of the commuters, Chairman of the national transport commission M. A. P Hemachandra says.

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  19. Sri Lankan President condoles the deaths of St. Petersburg metro attackRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Colombo Page

    Apr 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his "heartfelt condolences" to the loved ones of the victims of Monday's deadly attack on Russia's St. Petersburg metro by a suicide bomber that killed 14 people and injured dozens. In a message to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Sirisena condemning the "dastardly attack in the strongest possible terms" said Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with the Russian people and the government.

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  20. Shashi Tharoor flags India's concerns over Chinese presence in Sri LankaRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Colombo Page

    Apr 05, Colombo: Indian Congress MP Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a former UN Under-Secretary-General and former Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs has flagged India's concerns over China's presence in Sri Lanka, pointing to "military intervention in the guise of trade" even in the earlier avatar of China's Silk Road initiative., according to a report in The Hindu.

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