Colombo - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Colombo Sri Lankan Tamils remember relatives killed in the civil war COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamils on Thursday lit lamps and displayed photos framed in flowers of relatives killed in a bloody civil war, marking the eighth anniversary of the end of the fighting. A Sri Lankan court barred activists from holding a commemoration near a monument to Tamils killed in the fighting, but other memorials were ca... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:48:00Z Wasp nests removed in Sri Lanka ahead of Indian PM visit COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have removed thousands of wasps from a tea growing region ahead of a visit this week by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Modi after visiting the Colombo Friday is scheduled to fly by helicopter to a tea plantation to open an Indian-funded hospital and speak to planation workers with of Indian heritage. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:36:00Z Dozens still missing in Sri Lankan garbage collapse; 30 dead MEETOTAMULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were digging through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a garbage dump outside Sri Lanka's capital, killing at least 30 people and possibly burying dozens more. Hundreds of people had been living in the working-class neighborhood on the fringe of the towering dump in Meetotam... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:32:00 GMT 2017-04-17T17:32:00Z 20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 20 on Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried underneath the debris. Military spokesman Roshan Seneviratne said he did not know whether anyone was still missing from the tragedy in Meetotamulla, a town outside Colombo, t... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:42:00 GMT 2017-04-16T04:42:00Z 21 injured in clashes in Sri Lanka over China port deal AMBALANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 21 people were injured Saturday in violent clashes between Sri Lankan government supporters and villagers marching against what they say is a plan to take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake. Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to break up the clashes, which took ... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-01-07T12:20:00Z Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest Saturday by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-controlled venture. The government has signed a framework agreement for a 99-year lease of the Hambantota port with a company in which China will have... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 04:19:00 GMT 2017-01-07T04:19:00Z