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# colombo - This year 2022

Sri Lanka begins choosing leader to replace exiled ex-president
# Colombo
# Colombo

Sri Lanka begins choosing leader to replace exiled ex-president

Jul 16th 2022, 10:30 AM 6,363 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president to resign after being chased from home

Updated Jul 9th 2022, 2:11 PM 17,646 Views 12 Comments

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
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests

May 11th 2022, 2:03 PM 3,302 Views 0 Comments

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.

# colombo - Last year 2021

At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka

Updated Jun 6th 2021, 7:42 PM 16,140 Views 6 Comments

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
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:51 AM 15,283 Views 12 Comments

The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.

# colombo - All time

Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says
# Easter Bombings
# Easter Bombings

Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 10:15 PM 20,028 Views 15 Comments

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
# Colombo
# Colombo

Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Apr 24th 2019, 7:20 AM 11,032 Views 37 Comments

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
# Colombo
# Colombo

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings

Updated Apr 23rd 2019, 9:49 AM 33,519 Views 86 Comments

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
# Easter Attacks
# Easter Attacks

Irish tourists urged to 'exercise a high degree of caution' as Sri Lanka curfew begins

Apr 22nd 2019, 3:18 PM 23,898 Views 30 Comments

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
# Colombo
# Colombo

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300

Updated Apr 22nd 2019, 11:08 AM 31,705 Views 71 Comments

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
# Colombo
# Colombo

207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka

Updated Apr 21st 2019, 5:55 PM 99,647 Views 127 Comments

Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum
# Colombo
# Colombo

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

Sep 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 33,907 Views 46 Comments

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

US comedian Rob Delaney mocked an excellent Gerry Adams typo on Twitter
# Inspector Cluscoe
From The Daily Edge
# Inspector Cluscoe

US comedian Rob Delaney mocked an excellent Gerry Adams typo on Twitter

Nov 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 5,146 Views 7 Comments

The perils of being a politician.

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears
# Gambling
# Gambling

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears

Apr 26th 2014, 5:05 PM 9,202 Views 14 Comments

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
# Deaths
# Deaths

Sri Lanka deploys troops as prison riot kills 27

Nov 10th 2012, 10:50 AM 3,012 Views 0 Comments

The deaths occurred as a shoot-out raged between inmates and prison officers.

As it happened: Ireland v West Indies, World Twenty20 Cricket From The42
Live Sep 24th 2012, 5:05 PM

As it happened: Ireland v West Indies, World Twenty20 Cricket

World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge
# World T20
From The42
# World T20

World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge

Sep 24th 2012, 11:16 AM 304 Views 0 Comments

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
# World T20
From The42
# World T20

Ireland cruise past Zimbabwe in T20 warm-up

Sep 13th 2012, 11:35 AM 474 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s cricketers beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs in Colombo on Thursday morning.

Thief to undergo surgery after swallowing €11k diamond
# Rumbled
From The Daily Edge
# Rumbled

Thief to undergo surgery after swallowing €11k diamond

Sep 6th 2012, 8:57 AM 7,926 Views 30 Comments

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
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Man trying to beat "buried alive" record dies during attempt

Mar 5th 2012, 2:42 PM 13,668 Views 36 Comments

The man, who was 24 years of age, died after spending less than a day underground.