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Seven Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy  May 31, 1:55 pm
Colombo, May 31(ANI): Seven Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy assisted by the country's Coast Guard for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in its waters.
Lankan doctors' go on token strike over faulty transfer, appointment policies  May 31, 1:37 pm
Colombo,May 31 (ANI): Two unions representing doctors in Sri Lanka have said that it is observing a strike today in protest against the the transfer of doctors in complete violation of the existing medical transfer policy.
Lanka to take part in 12th World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta  May 30, 1:49 pm
Colombo, May 30 (ANI): Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) for the first time which is scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lanka's Marxist Party to protest against decision to increase taxes  May 29, 2:02 pm
Colombo, May 29 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Marxist Party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), will stage a protest against the government this week over the decision to increase taxes.
Lankan rights body issues directives on arrests, detention under PTA  May 28, 5:05 pm
Colombo ,May 28(ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued directives to be followed by designated officials arresting persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48 of 1979 (PTA).
Lankan PM leaves for South Korea to attend Rotary Convention  May 28, 2:50 pm
Colombo, May 28 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday left for South Korea to participate in the annual convention of Rotary Foundation.
Post-flood recovery work begins in Lanka  May 26, 1:37 pm
Colombo, May 26 (ANI): With 101 people dead in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka and another 100 still missing or presumed dead, the Lankan Army along with other government agencies has begun clearing works as flood waters recede.
Flood death toll in Lanka rises to 101  May 25, 5:28 pm
Colombo, May 25 (ANI): Flood waters have started receding in Sri Lanka's Central province and other areas, even as the death toll has risen to 101, the Disaster management Center (DMC) has said in its latest report.
Lankan Prez to leave for Japan today to attend G7 Summit  May 25, 2:02 pm
Colombo, May 25 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Japan today to participate in the G7 Summit.
Death toll in Lanka rises to 92  May 24, 12:09 am
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): With the Sri Lanka Army recovering seven more bodies from the landslide site in Aranayake in Kegalle district, the death toll from the flash floods and landslides rose to 92
Lankan Prez declares flood-hit areas as 'high security zones'  May 24, 12:02 am
Colombo, May 23 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has declared all floods and landslide affected areas as 'High Security Zones' and instructed the newly-established special Environmental Relief Task Force officials to mark those areas accordingly.
Britain grants refugee status to former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed  May 23, 6:00 pm
Colombo, May 23(ANI): Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a trial that drew international criticism.
Illegal constructions cause for flooding along Kelani River: Lankan Irrigation Department  May 23, 5:20 pm
Colombo, May 23(ANI): Sri Lanka's Department of Irrigation has said that major cause for the constant threat of flooding along the Kelani River Valley is due to improper and illegal constructions.
India to display Vesak lantern modelled on Mahabodhi stupa at Colombo  May 23, 2:11 pm
Colombo, May 23 (ANI): India will be displaying a Vesak lantern modelled on the stupa at the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya, Bihar, in the Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations in Colomobo.
UN to continue supporting Lankan in disaster relief  May 23, 12:48 am
Colombo, May 23(ANI): Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Stephane Dujarric has said the body will continue to support the Sri Lankan Government in its efforts to respond to disaster relief.
Lankan Police arrests 15 people for looting  May 22, 6:02 pm
Colombo, May 22(ANI): The Sri Lankan Police have arrested 15 people from several flood-hit areas in the island suspected of looting the people affected by the disaster.
Lanka donates a replica of Avukana Buddha to Telangana  May 21, 2:23 pm
Colombo, May 21(ANI): Sri Lanka has donated a replica of the Avukana Buddha statue to India's Telangana state. It will be installed in a Buddhist themed park.
Lankan landslide death toll rises to 64, 131 missing  May 21, 1:32 pm
Colombo, May 21(ANI):Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains with gale force winds in Sri Lanka have left 64 people dead, 131 missing and over 319,000 displaced from homes while over a 4,27,000 people are affected by the adverse weather, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.
Lankan Army ends search for landslide victims, focused on relocation and relief  May 21, 12:51 pm
Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 21 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Army on Saturday called of search operations in landslide hit areas of the country, and said that it was now focused on relocation of survivors and providing relief to those affected by the natural calamity.
`Injured` Dhammika Prasad doubtful for rest of England tour  May 19, 5:47 pm
Colombo, May 19 (ANI): Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad, who was ruled out of the first Test of the three-match series against England due to a side strain, has been sent home for further treatment and is doubtful for remainder of the ongoing tour.
Incessant rain hampers rescue operations in Lanka's flood affected areas  May 19, 4:21 pm
Colombo, May 19 (ANI): Rescue operations in Sri Lanka's flood and landslide affected area have been hampered due to incessant rains.
Committed to strengthen national reconciliation to prevent another war: Lankan President  May 19, 2:50 pm
Colombo, May 19(ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that his government is committed to strengthening national reconciliation in order to prevent another war in the country.
Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka on two-day visit  May 18, 4:41 pm
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy Senator Benedetto Della Vedova on Wednesday arrived on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka to boost bilateral relations between two nations.
200 families missing in Lankan villages amidst massive landslide  May 18, 3:12 pm
Colombo, May 18(ANI): Atleast 200 families are missing after a massive landslide buried hundreds of houses in three villages in Aranayake in Kegalle district of Sri Lanka.
Army undertakes rescue operations in flood-hit Sri Lanka   May 17, 12:28 pm
Colombo, May 17 (ANI): Hundreds of Sri Lanka Army soldiers have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations after floods and landslides resulted from torrential rains over most parts in the country claimed at least six lives and displaced thousands of people.