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Tuesday May 24th, 2022

Saltwater croc that attacked Sri Lankan man at sea spotted again in canal

“This is an extremely unfortunate occurrence, but not something that happens often, or can be predicted."

January 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lankan man drowns in crocodile attack at sea

“This is an unprecedented event. There have been no such incidents recorded in the past."

January 3, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints committee to probe gas explosions

The committee is chaired by Prof Shantha Walpola from the University of Moratuwa.

November 30, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s ferry tragedy turns into ugly politics; ruling and opposition MPs trade charges

“There are 100,000 people living in Kinniya and an alternate road should have been considered."

November 25, 2021 7 min read
Angry residents burn tires in protest following ferry tragedy in Sri Lanka

MP Rauf Hakeem told parliament that the ferry had been operating without a permit.

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port backed by China's Sinopec to expand bunkers offering

First cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic calls at Hambantota

Sri Lanka ex-MP Upeksha Swarnamali arrested following accident in Kandy

The motorcyclist has been admitted to the Peradeniya hospital.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 26, 2021 1 min read

Wijeyadasa's son arrested over accident; released on bail: police

Sri Lanka's ruling party lawmaker Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe's son Rakitha Rajapakshe who was arrested earlier today in conne...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 20, 2021 1 min read

11 dead, 74 injured in Avurdu day traffic accidents: police

Sri Lanka recorded 11 deaths including that of a one-and-a-half-year-old infant due to traffic accidents on Sinhala and ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 15, 2021 1 min read

RDA investigating deadly bus accident site

The Road Development Authority (RDA) is investigating the site where a bus plunged down a precipice in Passara killing 1...

March 22, 2021 2 min read

Alleged “Baby Farmer” given bail in Moratuwa

A 47-year-old man arrested in Matale for allegedly maintaining ‘baby farms’ was released on conditional bail and two...

December 23, 2020 2 min read

Kandy building collapse: House owner arrested

The owner of the five-storey building that collapsed killing a neighbouring family has been arrested and charged our cor...

September 29, 2020 2 min read

New Diamond Owners agree to pay an initial claim made by Sri Lanka - AG

Lawyers representing the stricken MT New Diamond crude oil tanker have agreed to settle the initial claim made by the go...

September 24, 2020 2 min read

Kandy deadly house collapse – family says they had little warning of the impending disaster

The family which lived in the house in Kandy that collapsed killing a young neighbouring family has spoken publicly sayi...

September 21, 2020 2 min read

Kandy House collapse: multiple agencies probing incident that killed young family

Multiple agencies including the Police are conducting investigations into the collapse of a five-storey house in Kandy y...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 21, 2020 2 min read

Deadly building collapse in Kandy sign of weak regulation - NBRO

The building that collapsed in Kandy killing an infant and two adults may not have been built according to specification...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 20, 2020 2 min read
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Baby and couple believed killed in Kandy building collapse - officials

An infant and two adults are dead after a five-story building collapsed in the heart of Kandy in the early hours of this...

September 20, 2020 1 min read

Captain of stricken oil tanker MT New Diamond ordered to appear in court

A Colombo Magistrate has issued notice on the Captain of the stricken oil tanker MT New Diamond to appear before him on ...

September 17, 2020 2 min read

No oil leaks so far from New Diamond supertanker: Sri Lanka officials

No oil leaks have been detected so far from the MT New Diamond supertanker which caught fire last week in the seas off e...

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 17, 2020 2 min read

No oil leak from New Diamond supertanker so far: Sri Lanka officials

No oil leaks have been detected so far from the MT New Diamond supertanker which caught fire last week in the seas off e...

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka preparing its legal strategy with regard to the MT New Diamond disaster

Sri Lanka is planning its legal strategy to sue the owners of the Supertanker that caught fire off its shores and is cur...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 9, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to take legal action against owners of New Diamond tanker - MEPA

Sri Lanka will file legal action against the owners of the New Diamond supertanker that caught fire in the island’s ma...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 9, 2020 2 min read

Fire onboard New Diamond is “completely doused” - Sri Lanka Navy

The Sri Lanka Navy is declaring that the fire onboard the Supertanker MT New Diamond is completely doused and no flames ...

September 9, 2020 1 min read

Fire on stricken Supertanker is “under control” – no oil leaks from tanks - Navy

An Indian Coastguard Dornier Aircraft was deployed yesterday Sept 8 to drop diesel dispersant on a patch of diesel disco...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 9, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka burning Supertanker fire “under better control” – Navy spokesman

The Sri Lanka Navy is reporting that the fire that re-ignited on board the Supertanker MT New Diamond last evening is un...

September 8, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lankan experts reach the New Diamond to assess environmental impact - officials

Two teams of scientists and experts from the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) are currently dep...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 8, 2020 2 min read
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