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Saturday November 27th, 2021
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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."

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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.

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

First cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic calls at Hambantota

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

The motorcyclist has been admitted to the Peradeniya hospital.

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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...

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 ...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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...

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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

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Crews are battling a fresh fire on board the MT New Diamond - Navy

Fresh flames have risen in the funnel section of the MT New Diamond Supertanker and firefighters are battling the fire u...

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Salvage experts reach Sri Lanka Burning Supertanker MT New Diamond- Navy

A team of six experts is now at the location of the burning Supertanker MT New Diamond and are expected to conduct an as...

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Sri Lanka counting the costs of dealing with burning Supertanker

Sri Lanka is in the process of estimating the financial and environmental cost of the crisis created by the fire on boar...

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