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# colombo - Sunday 6 June, 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 16,102 Views 6 Comments

There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.

# colombo - Thursday 3 June, 2021

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 15,238 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 - Friday 26 April, 2019

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 20,015 Views 15 Comments

More than 250 people were killed in the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.

# colombo - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

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 11,019 Views 37 Comments

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

# colombo - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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 33,430 Views 86 Comments

Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.

# colombo - Monday 22 April, 2019

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 23,876 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 31,687 Views 71 Comments

The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”.

# colombo - Sunday 21 April, 2019

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 99,618 Views 127 Comments

Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.

# colombo - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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 33,832 Views 46 Comments

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

# colombo - Monday 10 November, 2014

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 5,118 Views 7 Comments

The perils of being a politician.

# colombo - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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 9,183 Views 14 Comments

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.

# colombo - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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 2,999 Views 0 Comments

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

# colombo - Monday 24 September, 2012

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 287 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and the West Indies meet in a Super 8 eliminator match on Monday afternoon in Colombo.

# colombo - Thursday 13 September, 2012

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 451 Views 2 Comments

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

# colombo - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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 7,889 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.

# colombo - Monday 5 March, 2012

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 13,549 Views 35 Comments

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