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Sri Lankan floods, mudslides kill 14

Sri Lankan floods, mudslides kill 14

Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 14 people in Sri Lanka and driven 80,000 from their homes, police and officials said on Friday (Dec 26),…

OIC team’s visit to Colombo delayed

OIC team’s visit to Colombo delayed

The scheduled visit of an OIC team to Colombo to prepare for its secretary-general’s visit has been postponed on account of the island’s presidential elections, according to sources from the…

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong police have appealed to the public to return millions of dollars taken after a van transporting HK$525m ($68m; £44m) crashed on a major road. About HK$35m ($4.5m; £3m)…

Extreme weather delays Sri Lanka’s post-war reconstruction

Extreme weather delays Sri Lanka’s post-war reconstruction

A series of extreme weather events in the past three years has held back already slow post-war reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, officials and experts say. An 11-month…

Finland Interested in Sri Lanka’s potential for Investment

Finland Interested in Sri Lanka’s potential for Investment

Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Senior officials of the BOI briefed an official delegation from Finland headed by Matti Anttonen Under Secretary…

LeJ chief, Malik Ishaq, released from Pak jail

LeJ chief, Malik Ishaq, released from Pak jail

Malik Ishaq, dreaded chief of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) that has carried out attacks on minority Shias and the mastermind of the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009,…

Sri Lanka, Nepal resume direct air links

Sri Lanka, Nepal resume direct air links

Sri Lanka and Nepal are set to resume direct air links with Colombo-based Mihin Lanka airline launching flights between Colombo and Kathmandu from March next year. Nepal’s Tourism and Civil…

New British high commissioner to Sri Lanka

New British high commissioner to Sri Lanka

James Dauris has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and British High Commissioner to the Republic of Maldives. Mr James Dauris has been…

Severe weather advisory : Heavy showers and strong winds

Severe weather advisory : Heavy showers and strong winds

The Met Dept. issuing a severe weather advisory at 1300 hrs today (22) valid for next 18 hrs. says that due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri…

Colombo opposition takes anti-China stand

Colombo opposition takes anti-China stand

This is a crude attempt to secure New Delhi’s support, says former diplomat Amidst concern in India over the growing Chinese presence in Sri Lanka, the joint opposition platform here…