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91 killed in Sri Lanka floods, landslides.

Heavy rains in the southern and western parts of the country have destroyed hundreds of homes and cut off several roads.

- The Hindu - IN

25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide.

At least 25 people have died after floods and mudslides hit Sri Lanka, with another 42 people said to be missing. The Disaster Management Centre said more than 7,800 people had been affected by the disaster. Home affairs minister Vajira Abeywardana has said the adverse weather conditions in southern and western parts of the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Monsoon rains kill at least 25 in Sri Lanka.

Landslides and floods killed at least 25 people and left another 42 missing in Sri Lanka following heavy monsoon rains on Friday, the Disaster Management Centre said.

- Times Of India - IN

Floods, landslides kill over 55 in Sri Lanka.

Heavy floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed over 55 people and left more than 40 missing in Sri Lanka, a media report said today.According to the Disaster Management Centre , a total of 7,856 individuals from 2,811 families were affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces due to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Floods and landslides claim 65 lives in Sri Lanka.

Floods and landslides in the southern and western regions of Sri Lanka have claimed 65 lives.

- BDNews24 - BD

Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka.

Roads flooded and houses buried as rain-triggered mudslides kill at least 28 people in different parts of Sri Lanka.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing.

COLOMBO - Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.

- Reuters - US

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system.

COLOMBO -- When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

- BangkokPost - TH

Monsoon rains kill at least 25 in Sri Lanka, 42 missing.

Nearly 8,000 people were driven out of their homes in Kalutara region The post Monsoon rains kill at least 25 in Sri Lanka, 42 missing appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing.

Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka.

- FOX News - US

Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka.

Roads flooded and houses buried as Rain-triggered mudslides kill at least 23 people in different parts of Sri Lanka.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Airman and 2 others injured during rescue operations

An airman and two individuals, who were being rescued, were injured when they fell from a Mi17 helicopter in Neluwa, Galle this morning.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing

There are at least five landslides reported in several places in Kaluthara.

- Zee News - IN

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill 25

At least 25 people are dead and more than 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage Sri Lanka during the early wet season.

- SBS.com.au - AU

23 killed in Sri Lanka floods

Sri Lanka Airforce and the Navy are working to provide relief to people stranded by floods.

- Zee News - IN

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing

There are at least five landslides reported in several places in Kaluthara.

- Zee News - IN

Sri Lanka mudslide, floods kill 25, leave scores missing

More than 7,800 persons are affected by the calamity.         

- USA TODAY - US

Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

- FOX News - US

Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill 13 people

Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka.

- FOX News - US

In Sri Lanka, Mudslides Leave at Least 13 Dead

Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed at least 13 people with four others missing, a minister said Friday.   Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana told reporters that the adverse weather conditions could escalate. The government advised people living closer to rivers and areas prone to ...

- Voice of America - US

Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping

Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N. continued…

- Billings Gazette - US

Sri Lanka culinary show at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington

May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka presented its authentic culinary at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge held on May 24th at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka's Mackly Sleepwear introduces first ladies' sleepwear collection

May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium sleepwear label Mackly will launch its first collection of ladies' sleepwear together with its latest children's collection with a runway event at Park Street Mews on 18 June.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Iran, Sri Lanka sign 2 MoUs on science, technology cooperation

May 26, Colombo: Iran and Sri Lanka have signed two memoranda of understanding on the scientific and technological cooperation, the official news agency of Iran, IRNA reported

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Subdued performance in Sri Lanka's external sector as trade balance widens substantially in February 2017

May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector recorded a subdued performance in February 2017 as the trade deficit considerably widened as a result of higher import expenditure and a decline in export earnings, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance Review released on Friday.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods, landslides, claim 23 lives

May 26, Colombo: Heavy rains lashing for a third day on Friday with over 100 mm rainfalls and gusting winds have flooded major roads interrupting the transport services on main roads in the south while landslides and earth slips in Kalutara district have buried houses and shops.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka state-owned retail chain Lanka Sathosa will not be sold, Minister assures

May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned retail chain Lanka Sathosa will not be sold to a diversified conglomerate, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen assured.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka Navy ships Sagara and Nandimithra return home on completion of Singapore visit

May 26, Colombo: Two Sri Lankan Navy ships that left for Singapore earlier this month to take part in an International Maritime Defense Exhibition have returned after successful completion of their visit.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lankan peacekeepers stand accused of running child sex ring in Haiti – yet the UN took no action

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomised by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the Sri Lankan government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation. He didn’t interview the accuser or medical staff who examined her, but he cleared the peacekeeper ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

An AP investigation has found that the U.N. deployed thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite concerns over the country's human rights record.

- FOX News - US

Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill 10 people

Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka.

- FOX News - US

Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia " Sri Lanka's president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.President Maithripala Sirisena is making the first visit by a Sri Lankan head...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Oman tie a must win for Uganda

Oman is tutored by former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis and it is one of the few countries left in both 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2020 ICC World T20

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry complains to CID about fake twitter account of Minister

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake lodged a complaint with the police to requesting a probe into a false Twitter account in his name after it posted a fake news about the death of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Indian handcraft exhibition in Colombo provide a platform for Sri Lankan artisans

May 25, Colombo: Indian handcraft exhibition Shilpa Kala - 2017 opened in Sri Lanka today provides a platform for Sri Lankan artisans, India's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu said.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

SSC says Shashi Weerawansa's PP and NIC gone missing

Senior State Counsel Dileepa Pieris yesterday requested Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandra to inquire from previous Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitya about the missing or misplaced passport and national identity card handed over to Court by Shashi Weerawansa in 2015.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Sri Lanka police arrest Army brigadier commanded the Rathupaswala shooting

May 25, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department of police today arrested a Sri Lanka army brigadier who was the commanding officer of the army contingent that fired on the protesters during the Rathupaswala incident in 2013 resulting in the deaths of three people.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka police looking to arrest extremist Buddhist monk

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police said today that measures have been taken to arrest the extremist Buddhist monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera who is alleged to have obstructed Police duties, threatened and made statements against minorities inciting racial disharmony and several other incidents.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Human Rights Commission recommends measures to address Salawa explosion victims' complaints

May 25, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has recommended a series of measures to address the complaints lodged by the victims affected by the explosion of army ammunition dump in Salawa nearly a year ago.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Pakistan- Sri Lankan delegation visits Buddhist sites in KP

Pakistan- Sri Lankan delegation visits Buddhist sites in KP...

- MENAFN - JO

India, Japan JV to set up LNG import terminal in SL

India and Japan will join hands to set up a USD 250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka, the first collaboration between the two to counter China's growing influence in the island nation.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Pace of reforms have slowed considerably: EU

The European Union noted that the pace of reforms in Sri Lanka had slowed significantly with straightforward deliverables such as the operationalisation of the Office of Missing Persons yet to materialise.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Aluthgamage released on bail

Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was released on bail by the Colombo High Court today in connection with the case filed against him on charges of failing to declare his assets utilized to purchase a house in Kynsey Road, Borella.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Sri Lanka police blamed for inaction on attacks against Muslims

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police had come under criticism from opposition parliamentarians and right activists for failing to take action against attacks on Muslim places of warship and businesses over the past five weeks.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Investors and Business partners from over 20 countries to take part in 'Sri Lanka Investment Conclave'

May 25, Colombo: The upcoming Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 ' has seen interest from investors and business partners from over 20 countries, who are looking for opportunities in diverse sectors of the local economy, the organizer of the conclave, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka cabinet nod to set up a 1040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn

May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government received the approval from the cabinet of ministers to set up a 1040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn in the battle-scarred Northern Province.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka Police and law enforcement authorities ordered to take prompt legal action against hate crimes

May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has ordered the Police and law enforcement authorities to take prompt legal action against those who incite ethnic, religious hate crimes disrupting ethnic harmony in the country.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lankan President and Australian PM agree to enhance bilateral cooperation

May 25, Canberra: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a three-day state visit to Australia, met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the National Parliament building in Canberra on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center warns of flooding of rivers in low lying areas as heavy rains continue

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center today warned the public in low lying areas of the Kelani, Kalu and Walawe Rivers of rising water levels.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Health Minister highlights Sri Lanka's health achievements at 70th World Health Assembly

May 25, Geneva: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith Senaratne addressing the 70th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva on 23rd May highlighted Sri Lanka's achievements in public health and health services.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

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