India sends help

India sends help

🕔15:02, 27.May 2017

INS Kirch with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port today and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and a mobile medical team with supplies. The High Commissioner of India Taranjit Sandhu handed over the

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Pakistan in talks with Sri Lanka to offer urgent assistance

Pakistan in talks with Sri Lanka to offer urgent assistance

🕔14:46, 27.May 2017

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr Sarfraz Ahmad Khan Sipra, in his message to the people and Government of Sri Lanka has said that the the people and Government of Pakistan are aggrieved over the floods and mudslides triggered

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Dilanthe Withanage questioned by special Police unit

Dilanthe Withanage questioned by special Police unit

🕔14:36, 27.May 2017

Dilanthe Withanage, the chief executive officer of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), was questioned by a special Police unit today. Withanage was questioned by the organised crimes prevention unit over a complaint the BBS had made to the Police on threats

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Indian Prime Minister condoles on loss of lives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister condoles on loss of lives in Sri Lanka

🕔12:24, 27.May 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday condoled on the loss of lives and property in neighbouring Sri Lanka due to floods and landslides, officials said, according to the Xinhua news agency. “India condoles the loss of lives and property in

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Extreme danger situation declared for Bandaththara, Matara

Extreme danger situation declared for Bandaththara, Matara

🕔10:44, 27.May 2017

An extreme danger situation was declared for Bandaththara, Matara this morning and people in the area were urged to evacuate. The danger situation was declared after the Nilwala river began to overflow.

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Finch helps Aussies beat Sri Lanka in thriller

Finch helps Aussies beat Sri Lanka in thriller

🕔10:33, 27.May 2017

One of the major questions surrounding Australia’s XI for the ICC Champions Trophy has been emphatically answered after Aaron Finch blazed a superb century against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Friday. In the first of Australia’s two warm-up matches

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Ireland looks set to elect gay premier

Ireland looks set to elect gay premier

🕔10:24, 27.May 2017

Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier — a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader

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UK police arrest key players behind Manchester bombing

UK police arrest key players behind Manchester bombing

🕔10:21, 27.May 2017

British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said “immense” progress had been made in the investigation

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Modi, marking three years in power, opens India’s longest bridge

Modi, marking three years in power, opens India’s longest bridge

🕔10:16, 27.May 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country’s longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam. The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry

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Pakistani arrested at BIA with 1.36kgs of heroin

Pakistani arrested at BIA with 1.36kgs of heroin

🕔07:46, 27.May 2017

A Pakistani national was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with 1.36kgs of heroin. The heroin is said to be worth Rs. 14 million.

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Death toll tops 100, several missing, over 200,000 affected

Death toll tops 100, several missing, over 200,000 affected

🕔07:35, 27.May 2017

The death toll from the inclement weather reached 100 this morning with at least 99 people still missing. The Disaster Management Centre said that over 200,000 people have been affected by the rain which brought floods and landslides in several

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Government urged to prosecute alleged war criminals

Government urged to prosecute alleged war criminals

🕔22:40, 26.May 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena should start prosecuting alleged war criminals not promoting them, said the International Truth and Justice Project on the release of the first of its dossiers on alleged perpetrators. The ITJP’s document implicates the former Chief of Army Staff, Jagath Dias, in

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Sri Lanka seeks assistance to handle flood situation

Sri Lanka seeks assistance to handle flood situation

🕔22:33, 26.May 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in

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India sends ships with relief supplies to Sri Lanka

India sends ships with relief supplies to Sri Lanka

🕔22:29, 26.May 2017

Following a request from the Sri Lankan Government on Friday, India dispatched two ships with relief material and sent special medical teams. “The [Indian] High Commission is in contact with Sri Lankan authorities and will coordinate any requirement of additional

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Death toll from inclement weather goes beyond 90

Death toll from inclement weather goes beyond 90

🕔15:47, 26.May 2017

The death toll from the inclement weather rose beyond 90 with over 100 missing, officials said. The Disaster Management Centre said that 91 people have been confirmed killed and 110 missing so far. A majority of those killed were from a

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Thirteen reported killed in weather related incidents

Thirteen reported killed in weather related incidents

🕔10:47, 26.May 2017

Thirteen people have been reported killed in weather related incidents so far, the Government information department said. The Government information department quoted Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena as saying that 4 people are also missing. Of the 13 dead, nine were killed

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Lankan arrested in India without travel documents

Lankan arrested in India without travel documents

🕔08:08, 26.May 2017

A Sri Lankan has been arrested in India without travel documents, the Times of India reported. A day after Kullu police had arrested a Swiss national with drugs, two foreign nationals — one woman from Turkey and a man from Sri Lanka

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Three women killed in Sapugaskanda and Devinuwara

Three women killed in Sapugaskanda and Devinuwara

🕔08:01, 26.May 2017

Three women were killed as soil collapsed in Sapugaskanda and Devinuwara, the Police said.

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Several people evacuated as heavy rain brings floods

Several people evacuated as heavy rain brings floods

🕔07:55, 26.May 2017

Several people were evacuated at multiple locations today as heavy rain resulted in floods and landslide threats. The military was deployed to evacuate people from the worst hit areas. The Sri Lanka Air Force said that helicopters were deployed to assist in the

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New policy to negotiate trade deals

New policy to negotiate trade deals

🕔07:47, 26.May 2017

Sri Lanka on Thursday announced a new trade policy to negotiate international trade agreements. The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade headed by Malik Samarawickrema said in a statement that a New Trade Policy (NTP) has been drafted by

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