Death toll from landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 19, several missing

Death toll from landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 19, several missing

Colombo, May 26 (NIA) – At least 19 people have been reported killed while several are missing when seven landslides hit the Kalutara and Ratnapura districts in Sri Lanka on Friday, the police said. According to the police, in the Ratnapura district alone five landslides were reported in the early hours of Friday which killed 10 […]

6 killed, several missing from landslides in Sri Lanka, flood alerts issued

6 killed, several missing from landslides in Sri Lanka, flood alerts issued

Colombo, May 26 (NIA) – At least six people were killed and several others missing when two landslides were reported from different locations in Bulathsinhala, in Sri Lanka’s southern Kalutara Dstrict on Friday following strong winds and heavy rainfalls, police said. Police said that according to reports several people were missing and rescue operations are […]

Sri Lankan PM writes to Theresa May condemning Manchester attack

Sri Lankan PM writes to Theresa May condemning Manchester attack

Colombo, May 24 (NIA) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Wednesday, in a letter sent to his British counterpart, strongly condemned the attack in the Manchester Arena in UK on Monday which killed over 20 people. In the letter released by Wickremesinghe’s office, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister said that it was with […]

No decrease in Sri Lankans attempting suicide, says Sumithrayo

No decrease in Sri Lankans attempting suicide, says Sumithrayo

Colombo, May 24 (NIA) – Sri Lanka had the world’s highest rate of suicides in 1995 but the number is reducing gradually although the number of attempts has not changed, Sumithrayo, a leading charity organisation dealing in prevention of suicide, said here Wednesday. “This clearly indicates that there is still an acute national need to help […]

Sri Lankan President orders crack down on anti-Muslim rioters

Sri Lankan President orders crack down on anti-Muslim rioters

Colombo, May 23 (newsin.asia): At the Sri Lankan cabinet meeting on Tuesday, President Maithripala Sirisena ordered immediate and strong action “without fear of favor” against anti-Muslim extremists led by the Bodu Bala Sana (BBS), who are behind the on-going attacks on Muslim businesses and properties and mosques  in several parts of the island. According to […]

Sri Lanka says no casualties in Manchester attack, condemns it

Sri Lanka says no casualties in Manchester attack, condemns it

Colombo, May 23 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Manchester arena in the United Kingdom. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mahishini Colonne said in a statement, “Saddened by the attack in Manchester. Sri Lanka condemns this heinous act. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.” The […]

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