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Very heavy rains and strong winds predicted for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka warned to expect another possible storm

Colombo, Dec 1 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Disaster Management centre has been tracking another possible storm that could impact the Eastern & Northern Sri Lanka in the coming week. Weather modules predict that the system could impact Southern India and would brush aside the eastern and northern Sri Lanka bring in heavy rains and winds. However these...

Taliban disguised in burkas storm university campus in Pakistan

Taliban disguised in burkas storm university campus in Pakistan

Peshawar, Dec 1 (The Independent) - Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burkas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said. Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar about two hours into the attack, the military's...

Maldivian opposition protests rushing through of FTA with China

Maldivian opposition protests rushing through of FTA with China

Colombo, November 30: The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has vehemently protested against the way the Abdulla Yameen government rushed the China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement (FTA) through parliament on Wednesday, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. “The Speaker of parliament had called for an emergency sitting, to pass the FTA with China. The Agreement was sent to the Parliamentary Oversight...

Sri Lanka arrests five over murder of majestic tusker

Sri Lanka arrests five over murder of majestic tusker

Colombo, Dec 1 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan Police, on Friday arrested five people over the murder of a majestic tusker named ‘Dala Pattuwa’ whose carcass was found in the Pallekele reserve in the Central Hills of Kandy on Nov 29. The majestic tusker, was reported missing for nearly two months and several search teams had been deployed to locate its...

Tamil Chief Minister sees no threat of arrest for observing LTTE’s Heroes’ Day

Tamil Chief Minister sees no threat of arrest for observing LTTE’s Heroes’ Day

Colombo November 30 (newsin.asia): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has allayed a fear among the Tamils that the government in Colombo is planning to arrest and prosecute those who had organized or participated in observances relating to the Great Heroes‘ Day of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on November 27. The State...

Maldivian Govt justifies fast tracking FTA with China in the face opposition flak

Maldivian Govt justifies fast tracking FTA with China in the face opposition flak

Colombo, November 30 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian government has justified fast tracking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China in the face of heavy flak from the opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP). Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed told the media on Wednesday after the FTA was approved by parliament, that the pact has opened the world’s biggest market for Maldivian fish...

Female circumcision is an ancient and harmless Islamic practice, Lankan Bohras say

Female circumcision is an ancient and harmless Islamic practice, Lankan Bohras say

Colombo, November 30 (newsin.asia): In the wake of the growing controversy surrounding the practice of female genital cutting among certain Muslim communities in Sri Lanka, a spokesperson for the Dawoodi Bohra community in Sri Lanka, Jamila Husain, told Ceylon Today that media reports in this regard are “exaggerated beyond imagination.” She said that the ritual of khatna, which in the...

Very heavy rains and strong winds predicted for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka warned to expect more rains from cyclonic storm

Colombo, Nov 30 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department, on Thursday warned that the island could face more heavy rains due to a cyclonic storm which was gradually moving away from the island. In its latest weather update, the Department said that the deep depression in the Arabian Sea, to the west of Sri Lanka was now located at 300km...

4 killed as strong winds, heavy rains lash out across Sri Lanka

4 killed as strong winds, heavy rains lash out across Sri Lanka

Colombo, Nov 30 (newsin.asia) - At least four people were killed when strong winds and heavy rains lashed out across Sri Lanka since Wednesday night prompting authorities to issue a severe weather alert. The Police said that fatalities had been reported from Galle, Gampaha and Badulla Districts while severe destruction had been caused in several areas acrossthe country. The Disaster Management...

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