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Anger grows in Sri Lanka over forced Muslim virus cremations

Outrage is mounting in Sri Lanka after at least 15 Muslim coronavirus victims, including a baby, were cremated against family wishes and in contravention...

Swiss to investigate adoption system after scandal over Sri Lankan children

Switzerland said it will review possibly illegal adoptions of foreign children, three years after a scandal flared over allegations that some Sri Lankan child...

People rush to Sri Lankan village to have ‘Covid-19 cure syrup’

THOUSANDS of people defied public gathering restrictions to descend on a small village in central Sri Lanka for a syrup that a self-styled holy...

Preparations in full-swing as Cyclone Burevi nears Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80 kph to 90 kph (50...

UK police probe mercenaries from Sri Lanka’s civil war

London police said on Monday (30) they have launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries who trained a security force accused...

Sri Lankan lawmaker eats raw fish to promote sales hit by coronavirus

A former Sri Lankan fisheries minister bit into a raw fish at a news conference in Colombo on Tuesday to encourage sales following a slump during...

Sri Lanka to open up Chinese-backed ‘port city’, offer tax breaks

A mega Chinese real-estate development in Sri Lanka will open early next year offering tax concessions to attract investors and revive the struggling economy, the government said...

ADB allocates $20m to help developing members to access vaccines for Covid-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said it has allocated $20.3 million aid to its developing member countries to access coronavirus vaccine and...

Garment workers on front line of Sri Lanka coronavirus outbreak

When women at a Sri Lankan garment factory started to develop coughs and fevers, few took it seriously - the South Asian island had few cases...

Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire-stricken oil tanker; slaps $108,000 penalty

SRI LANKA on Thursday(8) indicted the Greek skipper of a fire-damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage...