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#Sri Lanka

# sri-lanka - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Official confirms that 10 members of crisis-hit Sri Lankan team vanish from Commonwealth Games
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Official confirms that 10 members of crisis-hit Sri Lankan team vanish from Commonwealth Games

Aug 7th 2022, 12:08 PM 33,244 Views 8 Comments

Three of them – judoka Chamila Dilani, her manager Asela de Silva, and wrestler Shanith Chathuranga – had disappeared last week.

# sri-lanka - Monday 25 July, 2022

International human rights group seeks arrest of ex-Sri Lankan president after he fled country
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

International human rights group seeks arrest of ex-Sri Lankan president after he fled country

Jul 25th 2022, 9:57 AM 7,498 Views 0 Comments

Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Singapore earlier this month.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 21 July, 2022

New Sri Lanka president sworn in amid ongoing crisis
# New President
# New President

New Sri Lanka president sworn in amid ongoing crisis

Jul 21st 2022, 7:24 AM 4,424 Views 1 Comment

Protesters recently stormed the home of then-president Rajapaksa, forcing him to step down and clearing the way for a new president.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 16 July, 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 6,357 Views 0 Comments

Security around the parliament building was heightened today with masked soldiers on guard and nearby roads closed.

# sri-lanka - Friday 15 July, 2022

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing country
# Presidential Crisis
# Presidential Crisis

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing country

Jul 15th 2022, 7:03 AM 4,586 Views 0 Comments

The parliament will convene on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Sri Lanka president submits resignation from Singapore
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president submits resignation from Singapore

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 4:58 PM 12,000 Views 4 Comments

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives yesterday aboard an air force jet.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after president flees to Maldives
# Crisis
# Crisis

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after president flees to Maldives

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 3:01 PM 26,858 Views 13 Comments

A state of emergency has been declared and protesters stormed the prime minister’s office.

# sri-lanka - Monday 11 July, 2022

Protesters refusing to leave Sri Lankan leader's private residence until he resigns
# Occupied
# Occupied

Protesters refusing to leave Sri Lankan leader's private residence until he resigns

Jul 11th 2022, 2:02 PM 6,194 Views 1 Comment

Protesters remain in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence which they stormed on Saturday.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Sri Lanka protesters refuse to leave president’s palace until he vacates office
# Takeover
# Takeover

Sri Lanka protesters refuse to leave president’s palace until he vacates office

Jul 10th 2022, 1:53 PM 7,653 Views 0 Comments

The presidential palace was a free-for-all today after protesters stormed it.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 9 July, 2022

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 17,635 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 - 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 11,297 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 3,297 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 12,393 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 8,080 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 16,141 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 3,255 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 16,135 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 15,971 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 15,278 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 31,372 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 17,817 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 23,812 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 20,028 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 27,635 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 11,032 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 11,480 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 33,079 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 33,518 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 23,896 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”.

# 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 99,646 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 40,050 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 7,968 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 38,388 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 30,593 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 30,678 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 24,103 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 33,902 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 24,845 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 22,230 Views 50 Comments

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

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