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6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

Aug 24 (NIA) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck many parts of Bangladesh on Wednesday shaking high rise buildings and spreading panic amongst citizens. The powerful tremor, with its epicentre in central Myanmar's Chauk, was felt in different regions of Bangladesh, including the port city of Chittagong and capital Dhaka. Local media reports said that there were no immediate reports...

Rights Group Seeks Repeal Of Art 16 of Sri Lankan Constitution As It Hurts Muslim Women

Rights Group Seeks Repeal Of Art 16 of Sri Lankan Constitution As It Hurts Muslim Women

Colombo, August 23 (NIA): The Women’s Action Network (WAN), a collective of activists and human rights organizations from across Sri Lanka, is seeking either the annulment of Article 16 of the Sri Lankan constitution or its amendment because it allows the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951 to continue to sanction discriminatory practices against Muslim women. According to...

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

August 17 (NIA): In a tragic incident early in the morning on Wednesday, four baby elephants, were killed when they got in the way of a speeding train near Madu in North West Sri Lanka. The elephants were crossing the track when the Colombo bound night mail train dashed against them, police said. The accident occurred between Madu and Chettikulam...

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Aug 16 (NIA) - The Sri Lanka Navy, on Tuesday, apprehended 18 Sri Lankans, who were attempting to flee to Australia illegally by boat, in the seas off Batticaloa, in the eastern part of the island nation. The navy media unit said that naval officers managed to seize the migrants on a tip off received by intelligence personnel and the suspects...

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Aug 15 (NIA) - The son of former president and opposition parliament member, Namal Rajapakse, was arrested by Sri Lankan investigators on Monday over financial fraud. Rajapakse, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division and was questioned by investigators for hours. He was alleged to have recorded a statement over the purchase of Hello Corp shares amounting to Rs....

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Colombo, August 13 (NIA): Rathika Pathmanathan, a former combatant of the Tamil Tigers, has a recipe for ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The slim and small made Tamil girl in her 20s, says that Sri Lankans, whether Sinhalese or Tamils, have to stop the blame game and work shoulder to shoulder for reconciliation. And the surest way to bring it...

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