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# 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 31,272 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 17,799 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 23,766 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 20,008 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 27,606 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 11,013 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 11,436 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 33,040 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 33,409 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 23,870 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 31,685 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 99,608 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 40,015 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 7,937 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 38,327 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 30,552 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 30,519 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 24,073 Views 35 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 33,816 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 24,810 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 22,202 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 4,767 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 5,283 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 43,151 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 18,845 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 31,445 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 23,529 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 21,811 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 2,124 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 1,222 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 9,172 Views 14 Comments

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

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo
# Deemed Offensive
# Deemed Offensive

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo

Apr 22nd 2014, 8:22 PM 23,211 Views 52 Comments

The majority Buddhist nation is highly sensitive to perceived insults to the religion.

Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games
# ODI
From The42
# ODI

Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:49 AM 1,367 Views 0 Comments

There are plenty of familiar faces in Phil Simmons’ squad.

# sri-lanka - Friday 3 January, 2014

Ireland's cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin
# ODI
From The42
# ODI

Ireland's cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin

Jan 3rd 2014, 3:38 PM 1,775 Views 4 Comments

The two one-day internationals will take place in May.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

14 ways Rob the tiny squirrel won over the internet From The Daily Edge

14 ways Rob the tiny squirrel won over the internet

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:30 PM 21,173 Views 17 Comments

We all need a little Rob in our lives.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea
# Hot Tea
# Hot Tea

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

May 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 7,640 Views 6 Comments

Irish tea drinkers, note: the beverage can give you “an edge in the bedroom”, apparently.

# sri-lanka - Friday 25 January, 2013

Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad

Jan 25th 2013, 11:32 AM 10,604 Views 44 Comments

The move follows the beheading of a 17-year-old Sri Lankan nanny in Saudi Arabia.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 13 January, 2013

VIDEO: Amazing one-handed cricket catch by Aussie carrying food and milk
# Bloody Rippa'
From The42
# Bloody Rippa'

VIDEO: Amazing one-handed cricket catch by Aussie carrying food and milk

Jan 13th 2013, 5:25 PM 3,486 Views 4 Comments

The Australian Cricket Board should track this bloke down before The Ashes.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Cricket: Australia's Ponting bows out on his terms
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

Cricket: Australia's Ponting bows out on his terms

Nov 29th 2012, 1:31 PM 464 Views 0 Comments

Almost exactly 17 years since his debut, the 37-year-old is retiring from Test cricket.

# sri-lanka - 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.

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