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A persistent drought is likely reduce Sri Lanka's vital paddy harvest by 15 percent, experts warn.
THERE was a hint of triumph when Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, boasted on June 19th that no asylum-seekers had reached Australia by boat for six months.
Only about 700 of the rare leopards, which have been classified as gravely endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature , are left in the wild, says Jimmy Ebel of Maubeuge Zoo, AFP news agency says.
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reached an era where rapid transformation is taking place to become a true middle-income nation and the massive investments the country has made so far, must now be utilized more effectively to generate greater economic benefits to all people, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".
July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam , who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.
I'm not going to repost Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's horrible comments from a few months ago about marrying rapists.
July 29, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's state-owned utility company Tenaga Nasional Bhd has signed an agreement to invest in a hybrid wind and solar power project in Sri Lanka's Northern Jaffna peninsula.
Expressing anguish at the arrest of 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy Tuesday, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation through diplomatic channels.
Pope Francis will travel to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January for his second trip to a continent where evangelisation is a big priority for the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
The Sri Lanka navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Xinhua on Tuesday.
July 28, Colombo: In a message to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin expressed hope that people of Sri Lanka will come respecting differences of faith or opinion.
Mahinda Rajapaksa's regime is accused of committing atrocities against its own people in the final weeks of his country's 26-year civil war.
Richmond County plays home to one of the largest populations of Sri Lankans outside of Sri Lanka.
July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka has donated sacred Buddha relics to be placed in temples in the United States and Korea for the Buddhists in those countries to worship.
There is genuine cause for alarm about the anonymous death threats going to Sunil Jayasekara's phone.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 05:59 am
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