Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Newlyweds Cancel Wedding Party, Help Poor Instead

As couples do all over the world, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his fiance, Pawani Rasanga, spent months planning a grand wedding. And everything was on course for the Sri Lankan couple — until the coronavirus struck the island nation off...
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Airbus Reports Abysmal Earnings, Russian Mafia Busted For Smuggling Ventilators: Live Updates

Airbus Reports Abysmal Earnings, Russian Mafia Busted For Smuggling Ventilators: Live Updates Summary: LA becomes first US city to offer county-wide testing Sri Lanka reimposes lockdown measures Italy retakes mantle of...
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Virus Diary: A Positive Test, Then A Mumbai Hotel Quarantine

Covering the Kashmiri conflict, a tsunami in Sri Lanka and the war in Afghanistan didn’t make this photojournalist flinch
Related topics: Mumbai, India, Tsunami, Afghanistan

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Chinese Embassy Gets Briefly Suspended From Twitter; Insists 'free Speech Must Be Honored' On...

Content moderation at scale is impossible to do well. By now we've established that pretty firmly. However, there's something deeply amusing to see that when the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka was temporarily banned from Twitter over what Twitter...
Related topics: Social Media, China

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Shooting At Sri Lanka Prison Kills 1 Inmate, Wounds 4

One prisoner was killed and four others wounded when guards opened fire after tensions flared during a protest by prisoners in a facility in north-central Sri Lanka
Related topics: Protests

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Nz: Islamic Women’s Council Calls On Security Forces Worldwide To Focus On “alt-right” And...

The Christchurch shootings killed 51 people at mosques nearly a year ago. Easter jihad bombings killed 259 people in Sri Lanka. The genocide of Christians in Africa continues, as does the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Yet persecuted...

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Q&a: Learning Diplomacy From Flipping Burgers At Mcdonald’s

Ambassador Kshenuka Senewiratne from Sri Lanka says much of the parameters around diplomacy are endless because there’s also so many dimensions, especially with the Sustainable Development Goals. Courtesy: Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the...

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Us Administration Seeks High Court Approval To Speed Deportations 

The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell an American official why...
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Supreme Court Set To Hear Arguments On Rapid Deportation

WASHINGTON — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell an American...
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How North Korean Hackers Rob Banks Around The World

They scored $80 million by tricking a network into routing funds to Sri Lanka and the Philippines and then using a "money mule" to pick up the cash.
Related topics: Hackers, Banking, Philippines

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Argument Preview: What Process Is Due In Streamlined Administrative Procedures?

Flag of Sri Lanka Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, which will be argued on March 2, raises important questions about whether asylum-seekers may challenge mistakes made during the expedited removal process. Expedited removal, a...

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Sri Lanka Says It Will Withdraw From Un Rights Resolution

Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for the investigation of allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation’s long civil...
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Indian Navy Intercepts Sri Lankan Fishermen Trying To Smuggle Gold

New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Sri Lanka have a narrow strip of water separating the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Northern Province of the island nation. The traditional fishing ground has now been used for smuggling of contraband to...
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Us Sanctions Sri Lanka Commander For Role In Extrajudicial Killings - State Department

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has sanctioned Sri Lanka Army Commander Shavendra Silva for extrajudicial killings committed by his troops during the civil war in the country, the US Department of State said in a statement on Friday.

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Russia Could Build Nuclear Power Plant In Sri Lanka - Ambassador

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia could build a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sri Lanka someday, considering the growing energy demand in the country, Russian Ambassador to Colombo Yury Materiy has said in an interview with Sputnik.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Coronavirus: A Flashback To Biological Warfare Of A Bygone Era

Credit: United NationsBy Ameen IzzadeenCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called...

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India Asks Sri Lanka To Resume Tamil Reconciliation Process

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his Sri Lankan counterpart to resume a postwar reconciliation process with minority ethnic Tamils that appears to have stalled since a new president was elected last year in the island nation
Related topics: India, Narendra Modi

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Can Indian Navy Be Check-mated By Pakistan, China In Indian Ocean In Near Future?

New Delhi (Sputnik): China has been investing hugely in major maritime and non-maritime projects, especially in countries such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan, where it is building strategic bases, growing its presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
Related topics: Pakistan, China, India, New Delhi

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Conservationists Decry Sri Lankan Decision To Arm Local Groups Against Elephants

Is guns in the hands of civilians the solution?Elephants bathing at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. 2017. Image by the author. Activists in Sri Lanka are concerned after the government announced plans to issue firearms to a newly formed civil defence...
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Woman Startled By Unexpected Guest At Luxury Hotel: 'he Comes & Goes In Peace'

A friendly elephant was filmed patrolling the halls of a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka by a hotel guest who seemed enthralled by the massive creature's presence. Read more...

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