Friday, October 22, 2021

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka indicts IS ‘mastermind’ over Easter Sunday bombings

Almost three hundred people including dozens of foreign nationals were killed in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels.

India counters China in Sri Lanka with US$700 million port deal

The terminal will revert to Sri Lanka ownership after 35 years of operation.

Sri Lanka shaman dies of Covid after touting ‘blessed’ water cure

Eliyantha White claimed in November he could end the pandemic in Sri Lanka and neighbouring India by pouring pots of his 'blessed' water into rivers.

Sri Lankan detainees tortured while in custody, rights group alleges

After being detained, the alleged victims said they were subjected to treatment including being suffocated with petrol-soaked plastic bags and penetrated with an iron rod.

Sri Lanka asks women to delay pregnancy over Covid risks

More than 40 expectant mothers have died of Covid-19 in four months.

Sri Lanka offers help with NZ knife attack probe

Sri Lanka's Muslim Council condemns the Auckland attack as a 'barbaric act of terrorism,' and thanks the NZ police for their swift response.

Sri Lanka imposes price controls to tackle food shortages

The government insists the shortages were artificially created by traders profiting from the pandemic restrictions.

Sri Lanka declares food emergency as forex crisis worsens

This follows sharp price rises for sugar, rice, onions and potatoes, while long queues have formed outside stores because of shortages of milk powder, kerosene oil and cooking gas.

Sri Lanka locks down as Covid deaths surge, hospitals overflow

Sri Lanka's third wave of infections has been blamed on traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations in mid-April.

Sri Lanka axes health minister who pushed sorcery, magic potions as remedy for Covid

Pavithra Wanniarachchi will however remain in the Cabinet as transport minister.

Sri Lanka pardons suspected Tamil Tigers convicted under terrorism law

A total of 78 other convicts, including a murderer closely linked to Sri Lanka's ruling Rajapaksa family, were also released.

Sri Lanka to sue Singapore ship owners over marine pollution

Tonnes of microplastic granules have inundated the South Asian nation's famed beaches, forcing a fishing ban and sparking fears of ecological devastation.

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