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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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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 ...

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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Supertanker held in static position as Sri Lanka navy continues to douse fire

The New Diamond Supertanker is being held in a static position some 40km East of Sri Lanka as firefighting boats continu...

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No danger of an oil spill in Sri Lankan waters from burning Supertanker - Navy

Sri Lanka’s Navy is saying there is no danger of an oil spill in Sri Lankan waters from the stricken Supertanker MT Ne...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka burning Supertanker to be dealt with by expert team - Navy Spokesman

A team of experts are on their way to Sri Lanka to deal with the burning Supertanker carrying millions of tons of crude ...

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Burning Supertanker being towed away from Sri Lankan waters – Navy Spokesman

The stricken supertanker MT New Diamond is being towed away from Sri Lankan waters as the fire onboard continues to burn...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka Oil Tanker Fire breaks out again ship abandoned Indian and Russian ships join rescue

The fire aboard the crude oil carrier MT New Diamond which is 38 kilometers off the eastern coast of the island has brok...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka Tanker fire: Navy trying to locate a missing crew member as fire is brought under control

Sri Lanka’s Navy is trying to locate a missing crew-member from the crude oil carrier MT New Diamond which caught fire...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Two Sri Lankan victims in Abu Dhabi explosion; one dead, one in ICU

Two Sri Lankan victims have been identified in an explosion at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi on Monday (August 31), Sri Lank...

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Tanker fire update: Sri Lankan authorities seek international help to deal with possible oil spill

Sri Lanka does not have the technical capacity to deal with a massive oil spill if a stricken oil tanker burning off the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Crude oil carrier with 200,000 MT cargo on fire off SriLanka

An oil tanker carrying more than 200,000 of crude oil is on fire 38 kilometers off Sri Lanka’s East coast and about ha...

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Trains headed South from Colombo blocked by private bus stuck on tracks at Colpetty

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Maligawatte fatal stampede: Police were aware of the event taking place - Counsel

The businessman and seven others who allegedly were involved in the distribution of cash gifts prior to Ramadan where th...

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CWC Leader Arumugam Thondaman dies after fall - Party sources

Politician Arumugam Thondaman has passed away at the age of 55, one of his party colleagues confirmed.

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