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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Colombo

Last year
Sri Lanka begins choosing leader to replace exiled ex-president
Security around the parliament building was heightened today with masked soldiers on guard and nearby roads closed.
Sri Lanka's president to resign after being chased from home
Hundreds of thousands of people massed in the capital to demand the government take responsibility for mismanaging the nation’s finance.
Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests
In the past few days, eight people have died and more than 200 have been injured in violent attacks in which mobs set fire to buildings and vehicles.
All time
At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.
Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.
Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says
More than 250 people were killed in the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.
Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359
Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.
Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings
Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.
Irish tourists urged to 'exercise a high degree of caution' as Sri Lanka curfew begins
No Irish citizens are believed to be among the dead or injured in yesterday’s fatal attacks.
Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300
The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”.
207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka
Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.
Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum
The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.
US comedian Rob Delaney mocked an excellent Gerry Adams typo on Twitter
The perils of being a politician.
Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears
Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.
Sri Lanka deploys troops as prison riot kills 27
The deaths occurred as a shoot-out raged between inmates and prison officers.
Ireland v West Indies, World Twenty20 Cricket
It’s raining in Sri Lanka too, you know. Here’s our over-by-over report as Ireland looked to keep their tournament alive against the West Indies.
World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge
Ireland and the West Indies meet in a Super 8 eliminator match on Monday afternoon in Colombo.
Ireland cruise past Zimbabwe in T20 warm-up
Ireland’s cricketers beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs in Colombo on Thursday morning.
Thief to undergo surgery after swallowing €11k diamond
The Chinese man swallowed the gem after asking the owner of a Sri Lankan stall if he could take a closer look.
Man trying to beat "buried alive" record dies during attempt
The man, who was 24 years of age, died after spending less than a day underground.