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Sri Lanka Bans Face Veils After Attacks By Islamist Militants

Sri Lanka Bans Face Veils After Attacks By Islamist Militants

There are concerns within the Muslim community that a prolonged ban could fuel tensions in the religiously-diverse nation Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants. The measures would help security forces to identify people as […]

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

The Seychelles’ Supreme Court on Friday sentenced the captain of a Sri Lankan fishing vessel $14,600 (SCR200,000) for illegal fishing in the Seychelles’ waters. The Sri Lankan national, Kaluharath Keerthirathan, pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing without a foreign licence on November 5, 2018. The captain has a month to pay the fine while […]

Four killed, 23 missing As Storm Hits Sri Lanka

Four killed, 23 missing As Storm Hits Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan navy has deployed a search team to find the missing fishermen. Storms with heavy rain and winds across Sri Lanka have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, government sources said. The Disaster Management Center said Thursday up to 150 mm more rain could fall […]

World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Unites Sri Lanka

World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Unites Sri Lanka

HD Nanayakkara still remembers how his heart sank when he was told their project was cancelled. It would have set a Guinness World Record as the tallest Christmas tree ever erected – standing at a towering 100 metres. The metal, cone-shaped skeleton was to be dressed with green mesh and adorned with an estimated one […]

Dozens Of Countries Poised To Drive Out Malaria By 2020

Dozens Of Countries Poised To Drive Out Malaria By 2020

Hopes of eliminating malaria from more than 30 countries with a total population of 2 billion have risen following the successful removal of the disease from Sri Lanka. Public health officials said 13 countries, including Argentina and Turkey, had reported no cases for at least a year and may well follow the success of Sri […]