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Waruna Karunatilake

India tells Sri Lanka to honour pact after Colombo takes back port contract

Feb 02 2021

NEW DELHI India said on Tuesday it expected Sri Lanka to honour its agreement to allow it to operate a major port terminal following Colombo's decision to pull out of the deal.

India sends free AstraZeneca vaccines to Sri Lanka for Friday roll-out

Jan 28 2021

NEW DELHI India sent half a million free doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka on Thursday, officials said, part of diplomatic efforts by Delhi to deepen ties with its neighbours.

India sends free AstraZeneca vaccines to Sri Lanka for Friday rollout

Jan 28 2021

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 India sent half a million free doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka on Thursday, officials said, part of diplomatic efforts by Delhi to deepen ties with its neighbours.

U.N. rights boss calls for sanctions on Sri Lankan ex-commanders

Jan 27 2021

GENEVA/COLOMBO The U.N. human rights chief urged states on Wednesday to impose "targeted sanctions" on former Sri Lankan military commanders, including the current army chief, linked to alleged atrocities during the last years of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009.

Tropical cyclone headed for southern India after causing little damage in Sri Lanka

Dec 03 2020

COLOMBO The Burevi tropical cyclone is headed towards southern India, authorities said on Thursday, after it slammed Sri Lanka's east coast earlier this week but caused little damage.

Cyclone Burevi slams into eastern Sri Lanka

Dec 02 2020

COLOMBO Tropical cyclone Burevi slammed into Sri Lanka's eastern coast on Wednesday night and was expected to damage coastal buildings and power lines, as well as unleash flash floods, officials at the meteorological department said.

Sri Lanka evacuates thousands as Cyclone Burevi nears

Dec 02 2020

COLOMBO, Dec 2 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 mph to 56 mph) is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday.

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

Nov 17 2020

COLOMBO 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 the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Sri Lankan navy, villagers rescue more than 100 stranded whales

Nov 03 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's navy said on Tuesday more than 100 whales had been rescued after becoming stranded on a beach on the island's southwest coast.

Sri Lanka parliament strengthens presidential powers

Oct 23 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lankan lawmakers approved amendments to the constitution that strengthened the powers of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and took away parliament's role in making key appointments such as judges and the police chief.

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