Post Tagged with: "Sri Lanka"

China leases Sri Lanka port for almost 100 years

July 30, 2017 8:03 pm
China leases Sri Lanka port for almost 100 years

Chinese and Sri Lankan authorities shake hands during the Hambantota International Port Concession Agreement signing ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China has signed a deal to operate a port in Sri Lanka’s southeast for nearly one century in return for 1.1 billion dollars. […]

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Sri Lankan govenment urged to probe anti-Muslim hate crimes

June 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Sri Lankan govenment urged to probe anti-Muslim hate crimes

Muslim community members gather at a security center to register complain over hate crimes in Sri Lanka. (Photo by AFP) Sri Lanka-based Western diplomats have urged the Colombo government to investigate anti-Muslim hate crimes after a series of attacks targeted mosques and Muslim-owned businesses on the Buddhist-majority island. Tung-Lai Margue, the European […]

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Mudslides, floods kill over 200 in Sri Lanka

May 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Mudslides, floods kill over 200 in Sri Lanka

In this photograph released by the Sri Lankan Air Force media division on May 29, 2017, flooding is seen in the country’s Matara district. (Photos by AFP) The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday. The […]

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Sri Lanka steps up aid as monsoon toll exceeds 150

May 28, 2017 5:47 pm
Sri Lanka steps up aid as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Sri Lankan flood victims carry relief materials at a flooded area in Wehangalla village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AP) Emergency teams have rushed food and water to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island’s worst flooding for more than a decade, as […]

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Death toll of landslides, floods in Sri Lanka reaches 113

May 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Death toll of landslides, floods in Sri Lanka reaches 113

Sri Lankan residents make their way through floodwaters in Kaduwela, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Death toll from recent landslides and floods, triggered by monsoon, in Sri Lanka has reached 113, as the island nation has sought international assistance. The state-run disaster management center, while updating the death toll […]

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India sends relief to Sri Lanka as monsoon kills over 100

8:05 pm
India sends relief to Sri Lanka as monsoon kills over 100

Indian Navy troops offload emergency supplies from the Indian ship Kirch at Colombo harbor on May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) India joined Sri Lanka’s relief operation Saturday as 230,000 people were driven from their homes after an intense monsoon deluge killed at least 103 people. Rainfall on Friday triggered […]

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Monsoon floods, landslides kill 91 in Sri Lanka

May 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Monsoon floods, landslides kill 91 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan military rescue workers and villagers search for survivors at the site of a mudslide in Bellana village in Kalutara on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Flooding and landslides have killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in […]

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan visiting Sri Lanka, Nepal

March 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan visiting Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defense Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighboring India. China is vying to increase its influence in Nepal, which serves as a natural buffer between China and India, […]

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena rejects UN call for probe into civil war atrocities

March 5, 2017 8:35 pm
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena rejects UN call for probe into civil war atrocities

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (2nd R) watches on as the national flag is hoisted during the island’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on February 4, 2017. (AFP photo) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a United Nations call for allowing international judges to investigate alleged crimes during […]

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Kiwis injured in Sri Lanka crash scrap wedding, head home for ‘proper’ medical treatment

February 3, 2017 8:30 am
Kiwis injured in Sri Lanka crash scrap wedding, head home for ‘proper’ medical treatment

The crash happened on the main road to Kandy. Image / Google A group of Kiwis badly hurt in a Sri Lankan road crash have scrapped their wedding trip and are heading back to New Zealand for “proper” medical treatment. A family of six New Zealanders were travelling through Sri […]

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