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Sri Lankan President says drug convicts will be hanged within next two months

Sri Lanka begins search for two hangmen

Colombo, Feb 13 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prisons Department, on Wednesday said it was on the look out for two hangmen after President Maithripala Sirisena vowed to implement the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months. Prisons Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said that an advertisement had already been released in the local media calling for applications, and...

Dirty sewage threatens Sri Lanka’s golden beaches

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grows 2.2% in Jan.

Colombo, Feb 12 (newsin.asia) - Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew 2.2 percent in January compared to the same period last year with the arrival of 244,239 tourists, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed here Tuesday. The leading markets for Sri Lanka tourism were India, China and Britain. China accounted for 11 percent of the total traffic,...

Bio piracy on the rise in Sri Lanka

Bio piracy on the rise in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 12 - Environmentalists in Sri Lanka have warned of an increase in efforts to steal valuable genetic resources from Sri Lanka and smuggle out valuable plants and insect samples, the Island reported Tuesday. Environmentalist Sajeewa Chamikara said that bio piracy had been ongoing in Sri Lanka for decades as the country was considered a biodiversity hotspot. "There are...

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