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Double trouble: Sri Lanka's twin gathering marred by overcrowding

Jan 20 2020

COLOMBO Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organized a record-breaking gathering.

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises security

Nov 18 2019

ANURADHAPURA The winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura where he received blessings from Buddhist monks.

Children killed during Sri Lanka gunbattle between troops and Islamist militants

Apr 28 2019

SAINTHAMARUTHU/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka As darkness fell in Sainthamaruthu village on Sri Lanka's east coast on Friday, troops and police prepared to storm a concrete shack that local residents had told them was a safe house for a band of Islamist militants. | Video

Five killed in ammonia tank accident in Sri Lanka rubber factory

Apr 19 2018

HORANA, Sri Lanka At least five people were killed in Sri Lanka on Thursday when a worker at a rubber factory fell into a tank of ammonia and a colleague and local residents died trying to save him, police said.

Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone takes aim

May 30 2017

DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast and was expected to make landfall in the early hours of Tuesday. | Video

New election in Maldives in doubt as challengers dither over list

Oct 18 2013

MALE Hopes that a presidential election in the Maldives would go ahead on the weekend faded on Friday with a new voter registry not ready because of objections from challengers to the country's first democratically elected leader.

New election in Maldives in doubt as challengers dither over list

Oct 18 2013

MALE Hopes that a presidential election in the Maldives would go ahead on the weekend faded on Friday with a new voter registry not ready because of objections from challengers to the country's first democratically elected leader.

New election in Maldives in doubt as challengers dither over list

Oct 18 2013

MALE Hopes that a presidential election in the Maldives would go ahead on the weekend faded on Friday with a new voter registry not ready because of objections from challengers to the country's first democratically elected leader.

New election in Maldives in doubt as challengers dither over list

Oct 18 2013

MALE, Oct 18 Hopes that a presidential election in the Maldives would go ahead on the weekend faded on Friday with a new voter registry not ready because of objections from challengers to the country's first democratically elected leader.

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