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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Sri Lanka

Last year
2022
# rough start
Ireland suffer heavy defeat to Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup Super 12s opener
Sri Lanka secured a nine-wicket victory on Sunday.
# Concern
Official confirms that 10 members of crisis-hit Sri Lankan team vanish from Commonwealth Games
Three of them – judoka Chamila Dilani, her manager Asela de Silva, and wrestler Shanith Chathuranga – had disappeared last week.
# War Crimes
International human rights group seeks arrest of ex-Sri Lankan president after he fled country
Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Singapore earlier this month.
# new president
New Sri Lanka president sworn in amid ongoing crisis
Protesters recently stormed the home of then-president Rajapaksa, forcing him to step down and clearing the way for a new president.
# Colombo
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.
# presidential crisis
Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing country
The parliament will convene on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president.
# Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka president submits resignation from Singapore
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives yesterday aboard an air force jet.
# crisis
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after president flees to Maldives
A state of emergency has been declared and protesters stormed the prime minister’s office.
# Occupied
Protesters refusing to leave Sri Lankan leader's private residence until he resigns
Protesters remain in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence which they stormed on Saturday.
# Takeover
Sri Lanka protesters refuse to leave president’s palace until he vacates office
The presidential palace was a free-for-all today after protesters stormed it.
# Sri Lanka
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.
# fuel crisis
Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage
People have been waiting for days at a time to get fuel at stations around the island nation.
# Sri Lanka
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.
# Civil Unrest
Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Sri Lanka amid deadly violence
Sri Lanka is suffering its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.
# Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan prime minister quits as violence kills three, injures 150
The Indian Ocean island nation is on the brink of bankruptcy and has suspended payments on its foreign loans.
# Sri Lanka
Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump, conservationists warn
Around 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic trash in the dump.
All time
# Under Pressure
Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka
Captain Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 41 as his side were beaten by 70 runs.
# Sri Lanka
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.
# mhq
Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.
# Sri Lanka
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.
# Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka announces plans to ban burka and close over 1,000 Islamic schools
Muslims make up about 9% of the 22 million people in Sri Lanka.
# overnight operation
Navy and volunteers rescue 120 whales in Sri Lanka after mass stranding
Local authorities were braced for mass deaths as seen in Tasmania in September.
# Sri Lanka
15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house
The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.
# easter bombings
Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says
More than 250 people were killed in the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.
# easter bombings
Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100
Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.
# Colombo
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.
Voices
Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive
After a decade of peace, I had hoped that our troubles were behind us, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.
# Sri Lanka
IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers
More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts.
# Colombo
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.
# easter attacks
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.
# Colombo
Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300
The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”.
# Colombo
207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka
Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.
# DUP
Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives
BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.
# Violence
One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis erupts into violence
Police said bodyguards for a Sri Lankan cabinet minister allied to Wickremesinghe opened fire inside a government ministry.
# coalition of the willing
Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr
The controversial DUP MP is currently the subject of a holiday expenses scandal involving the government of Sri Lanka.
# Fighting On
Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP
The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.
# Ceylon farewell
Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family
The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.
# Sri Lanka
'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed
The 31 Rohingya refugees were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy five months ago after they were found drifting in a boat off the island’s northern coast.
# Colombo
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.
# lagoon
A British journalist was killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka
Paul McLean was on a beach and it’s believed he stumbled into an area infested with crocodiles.