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Sri Lanka's capital Colombo torn between being a green city and tree safety

In order to assess the potential threat from the trees, the help of the Forest Ministry and tree surgeons are needed.

October 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s MEPA to get 28.5 mn rupees from Singaporean AEPW, for beach clean up

MEPA to get 5.7 mn rupees a year, for five years to maintain 8 beach cleaner machines

September 26, 2023 1 min read

Over 50% of Sri Lankan prisoners sentenced for drug charges, return for same reason - minister

50.3% account for drug-related charges.

August 11, 2023 1 min read

One dies every 3 hour in Sri Lanka's road accidents - data

Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their GDP - WHO 2022 report

July 26, 2023 2 min read
After high profile marine disasters, Sri Lanka approves French-funded oil spill monitoring service

Compensation for the damage caused due to the X-Press Pearl maritime disaster is estimated at $6.4 billion

Sri Lanka accidents kill two people every 90 minutes

Fatal accidents in Sri Lanka kill up to 12,000 people or about two people every 90 minutes, the Health Ministry said.

Sri Lanka yet to have marine disaster legal team despite two major accidents

Sri Lanka has witnessed two worst marine disasters within nine months since 2020 September

Nethmi Rajawasam
May 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka starts new beach clean-up after X-Press Pearl disaster

The cleaning program was initiated at Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya.

March 12, 2023 2 min read

Fire guts 60 houses in underserved area in Sri Lanka

It's worst fire area residents have suffered

September 28, 2022 3 min read

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."

Dulya de Silva
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."

Dulya De Silva
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."

Shihar Aneez
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.

November 23, 2021 2 min read

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

First cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic calls at Hambantota

August 6, 2021 2 min read

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
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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

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
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