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Flood-ravaged Sri Lanka seeks assistance for rebuilding
Colombo, May 26 : Sri Lanka has sought international assistance in rebuilding the island nation after devastating floods and landslides killed at least 101 people and displaced over 200,000 last week, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Wednesday.
G7 Summit,Maithripala Sirisena,Kashiko Island
Colombo, May 25 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Japan today to participate in the G7 Summit.
Siemens to transform Sri Lanka's Western Province into megapolis
Mumbai, May 23 : Siemens Ltd. India on Monday said it has signed an MoU with the Sri Lankan government to construct smart cities in the island nation's Western Province and transform it into a megapolis within five years.
Siemens strengthens partnership with Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 23 : Siemens, a global leader in the area of Smart Cities, strengthened its partnership with Sri Lanka by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development to offer expertise and best practices from its globally-proven, state-of-the-art, ...
Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 92
Colombo, May 23 : Rescue troops on Monday recovered at least seven more bodies from a landslide site in Sri Lanka's central Kegalle district, bringing the deaths from flash floods and landslides to 92, the Disaster Management Centre here said.
Illegal constructions cause for flooding along Kelani River: Lankan ...
Colombo, May 23: 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.
Knee injury forces Ben Stokes out of second Test against Sri Lanka
London, May.23 : England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street with a knee injury, while Chris Woakes was added to the 12-man squad.
Stokes out, Woakes in for England
London, May 23 : England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka after injuring his left knee during their first Test victory and will be replaced by Chris Woakes.
Nathan Lyon considering reunion with spin legend Murali
Johannesburg, May.23 : Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has expressed that he is keen to reunite with spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan for more bowling advice when his side travel to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series in July.
Lankan Police arrests 15 people for looting
Colombo, May 22: 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.
Double podium for racer Armaan Ebrahim in Shanghai
Shanghai, May 22 : Indian driver Armaan Ebrahim, along with Sri Lankan team-mate Dilantha Malagamuwa, started his campaign in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series on a bright note by finishing second in both the races here on Sunday.
Mathews rues batting failure after 'embarrassing' loss to England
Leeds, May.22 : Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was left to rue the failure of his inexperienced batting line-up to adjust to swing condition after crashing to a massive innings and 88-run defeat to England inside three days in the opening Test match inside at Headingley.
Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 82
Colombo, May 22 : The toll from Sri Lanka's floods and landslides reached 82 on Sunday while 500,000 people have been affected, the country's Disaster Management Centre said.
India lends helping hand to Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 21 : In response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka and as an expression of solidarity, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, announced that India would provide aid on emergency basis to help assist those affected by the floods and landslides in ...
Nepal extends 100,000 dollars to Lanka for relief operations
May 21, Kathmandu, May: The Nepal government has extended an assistance of US dollars of 100,000 to Sri Lanka for the relief operations in the disasters-hit zones.
Relief material from India reaches rain-hit Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 21 : Two ships and an aircraft carrying relief material from India have arrived in Sri Lanka which is battling torrential rain and landslides that have claimed over 60 lives and affected around 450,000 people, the external affairs ministry said on Saturday.
Lanka donates a replica of Avukana Buddha to Telangana
Colombo, May 21: 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.
Herath impressed by Yasir Shah's bowling prowess
Karachi, May 21 : Sri Lankan veteran spinner Rangana Herath has lavished praise on Yasir Shah, insisting that his Pakistani counterpart is a complete package as a bowler.
Sri Lanka grants amnesty to 540 prisoners
Colombo, May 21 : A total of 540 prisoners were released on Saturday in Sri Lanka on a presidential pardon in view of Vesak, a holy day for Buddhists all over the world.
Lankan landslide death toll rises to 64, 131 missing
Colombo, May 21: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 ...
Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 21 : 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.
England enforce follow-on after feeble Lanka fold for 91
Leeds, May.20 : England decided to enforce the follow-on at Headingley after bowling out an inexperienced Sri Lankan batting line-up for mere 91 on the second day of the opening Test on Friday.
India extending relief to Lanka to battle torrential rains
New Delhi, May 20 : India is extending help and relief to Sri Lanka, which is battling torrential rains and landslides that have caused significant devastation and loss of life.
India extends helping hand to rain-hit Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 20 : India on Friday extended help and relief to Sri Lanka which is battling torrential rain and landslides that have claimed over 60 lives and affected around 450,000 people.
India sends relief material to Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 20 : India on Friday sent two naval ships with relief material to Sri Lanka where torrential rains and landslides have claimed at least 63 lives.
Odisha and Andhra still not off Cyclone Roanu's path
New Delhi, May 20 : Even as Indian naval ships rushed to Sri Lanka on Friday with relief material for the cyclone-hit nation, Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for heavy rainfall after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued cyclone warnings for both states, according ...
Toll in Sri Lanka rains rises to 63
Colombo, May 20 : The toll in the torrential rains and landslides in Sri Lanka on Friday rose to 63, the Disaster Management Centre here said.
India rushes naval ships with relief materials to cyclone-hit Lanka
Kochi (Kerala), May 20 : India on Friday rushed two naval ships with relief materials to cyclone-hit Sri Lanka.
Indian Naval ships take relief material to Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 20 : India on Friday sent two two Naval ships with relief material to the cyclone-hit Sri Lanka.
'Public in flood prone areas must evacuate if rains continue'
Colombo, May 20 : Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday urged the public living in flood hit areas to evacuate if heavy rains continue.