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#Sri Lanka

# sri-lanka - Friday 20 May, 2022

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage

May 20th 2022, 10:57 AM 11,274 Views 2 Comments

People have been waiting for days at a time to get fuel at stations around the island nation.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

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 3,268 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.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Sri Lanka amid deadly violence
# Civil Unrest
# Civil Unrest

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Sri Lanka amid deadly violence

May 10th 2022, 5:37 PM 12,371 Views 5 Comments

Sri Lanka is suffering its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

# sri-lanka - Monday 9 May, 2022

Sri Lankan prime minister quits as violence kills three, injures 150
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan prime minister quits as violence kills three, injures 150

Updated May 9th 2022, 12:52 PM 8,065 Views 3 Comments

The Indian Ocean island nation is on the brink of bankruptcy and has suspended payments on its foreign loans.

# sri-lanka - Friday 14 January, 2022

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump, conservationists warn
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump, conservationists warn

Jan 14th 2022, 1:56 PM 16,121 Views 21 Comments

Around 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic trash in the dump.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka

Oct 20th 2021, 8:03 PM 3,246 Views 3 Comments

Captain Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 41 as his side were beaten by 70 runs.

# sri-lanka - 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 16,116 Views 6 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - Friday 4 June, 2021

Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
# Mhq
# Mhq

Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list

Jun 4th 2021, 11:01 PM 15,953 Views 24 Comments

The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.

# sri-lanka - 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 15,251 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.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Sri Lanka announces plans to ban burka and close over 1,000 Islamic schools
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka announces plans to ban burka and close over 1,000 Islamic schools

Mar 13th 2021, 3:58 PM 31,343 Views 0 Comments

Muslims make up about 9% of the 22 million people in Sri Lanka.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Navy and volunteers rescue 120 whales in Sri Lanka after mass stranding
# Overnight Operation
# Overnight Operation

Navy and volunteers rescue 120 whales in Sri Lanka after mass stranding

Nov 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,811 Views 3 Comments

Local authorities were braced for mass deaths as seen in Tasmania in September.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 27 April, 2019

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house

Apr 27th 2019, 8:13 AM 23,801 Views 35 Comments

The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.

# sri-lanka - 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 20,018 Views 15 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100
# Easter Bombings
# Easter Bombings

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 6:45 PM 27,622 Views 34 Comments

Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.

# sri-lanka - 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 11,025 Views 37 Comments

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

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive

Apr 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,476 Views 10 Comments

After a decade of peace, I had hoped that our troubles were behind us, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 33,070 Views 65 Comments

More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts.

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 33,496 Views 86 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - 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 23,885 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 31,693 Views 71 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - 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 99,638 Views 127 Comments

Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives
# DUP
# DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

Dec 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 40,040 Views 56 Comments

BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 28 October, 2018

One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis erupts into violence
# Violence
# Violence

One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis erupts into violence

Oct 28th 2018, 5:26 PM 7,949 Views 3 Comments

Police said bodyguards for a Sri Lankan cabinet minister allied to Wickremesinghe opened fire inside a government ministry.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr
# Coalition Of The Willing
# Coalition Of The Willing

Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr

Jul 26th 2018, 10:53 PM 38,367 Views 41 Comments

The controversial DUP MP is currently the subject of a holiday expenses scandal involving the government of Sri Lanka.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP
# Fighting On
# Fighting On

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 4:07 PM 30,580 Views 47 Comments

The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family
# Ceylon Farewell
# Ceylon Farewell

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

Jul 18th 2018, 12:40 PM 30,642 Views 59 Comments

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed

Sep 27th 2017, 8:24 PM 24,090 Views 29 Comments

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.

# sri-lanka - 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 33,883 Views 46 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - Friday 15 September, 2017

A British journalist was killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka
# Lagoon
# Lagoon

A British journalist was killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka

Sep 15th 2017, 7:56 AM 24,836 Views 39 Comments

Paul McLean was on a beach and it’s believed he stumbled into an area infested with crocodiles.

# sri-lanka - Friday 8 September, 2017

Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article
# Daily Telegraph
# Daily Telegraph

Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article

Sep 8th 2017, 9:16 AM 22,215 Views 50 Comments

The Daily Telegraph claimed Paisley did not declare gifts received from a foreign government.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game

Jun 19th 2016, 4:50 PM 4,774 Views 0 Comments

Shaminda Eranga experienced heart discomfort during yesterday’s ODI in Malahide.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Ireland face daunting chase as they go in search of elusive home win
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Ireland face daunting chase as they go in search of elusive home win

Jun 16th 2016, 4:30 PM 5,301 Views 3 Comments

John Bracewell’s side are in action against Sri Lanka today.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Beyoncé's clothing range is made by 'sweatshop labourers paid 55c an hour'
# Ivy Park
# Ivy Park

Beyoncé's clothing range is made by 'sweatshop labourers paid 55c an hour'

May 15th 2016, 12:27 PM 43,236 Views 80 Comments

Topshop says Ivy Park has a “rigorous ethical trading programme”.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive

Mar 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 18,861 Views 11 Comments

The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 6 September, 2015

This man built his own vanity international airport...
# Vanity Case
# Vanity Case

This man built his own vanity international airport...

Sep 6th 2015, 5:00 PM 31,466 Views 8 Comments

And now it’s being used to store rice after airlines abandoned it in their droves.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Detectives appeal for info on 1996 murder of sex worker in Dublin
# Belinda Pereira
# Belinda Pereira

Detectives appeal for info on 1996 murder of sex worker in Dublin

Dec 28th 2014, 8:21 PM 23,613 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí believe people may have information relevant to their investigations.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Fish rainfall surprises residents of Sri Lankan village
# Fish For Dinner
From The Daily Edge
# Fish For Dinner

Fish rainfall surprises residents of Sri Lankan village

May 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 21,902 Views 34 Comments

It’s raining fish! Hallelujah, it’s raining fish…

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs at Clontarf
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs at Clontarf

May 6th 2014, 6:53 PM 2,142 Views 2 Comments

The two-match series concludes in Dublin on Thursday,

Ireland's Joyce hoping for another century as Sri Lanka come to town
# Cricket
From The42
# Cricket

Ireland's Joyce hoping for another century as Sri Lanka come to town

May 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 1,230 Views 2 Comments

Phil Simmons’ side face the World Twenty20 champions in Clontarf this morning.

# sri-lanka - 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 9,191 Views 14 Comments

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

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