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News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Plastic planet: The tragic herd of elephants who survive by rummaging through rotting food and plastic at a landfill in Sri Lanka where six have already died from eating toxins

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5655923/Herd-elephants-rummage-rotting-food-landfill-Sri-Lanka.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Wasantha Chandrapala, a freelance reporter in Ampara in eastern Sri Lanka who shot the video, said the sight is a regular occurrence. 'This is a daily routine in this area,' the 45-year-old said. 'The dwellers from Akkaraipattu, Sammanthurai dump their ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Sri Lankan among 10 victims who died in van attack in Toronto: MFA

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1042596/a-sri-lankan-among-10-victims-died-in-van-attack-in-toronto-mfa
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

A Sri Lankan origin Canadian citizen was among the 10 victims who passed away due to the van attack on pedestrians that took place in North Toronto on 23rd April 2018 at 1.30 p.m., Eastern Time ... by Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and Consulate ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Over 5 lakh still affected by Sri Lanka drought

News channel or source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/over-5-lakh-still-affected-by-sri-lanka-drought/articleshow/63832941.cms
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The DMC said the 10 districts located in the northern, northwestern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka had been affected. The Puttalam district in the northwestern province is the worst-affected with 216,670 people suffering from the drought, Xinhua news ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Lanka panel ready to hold provincial elections in December

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/590493/Lanka-panel-ready-to-hold-provincial-elections-in-
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Sri Lankan Election Commission says that it is ready to hold ... North-Western, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces. Deshapriya said it would be the responsibility of parliament to approve the report of the delimitation committee for the ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Over 500,000 people still affected by drought in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/19/c_137122881.htm
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The DMC said the 10 districts, located in the northern, northwestern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, had been affected and the Puttalam district in the north western province is the worst-affected area with 216,670 people suffering from the drought.

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Two persons killed, seven injured in road crash in central Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/13/c_137108510.htm
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

COLOMBO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Two persons were killed and seven others injured on Friday in a road crash involving a cab and a lorry in the area called Welikanda in eastern Sri Lanka, local police said. The police said the accident occurred on the main ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?

News channel or source: http://himalmag.com/sri-lankan-muslims-the-new-others/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitution guarantees Muslims the same rights ... Ranawaka who claimed that Muslims were trying to carve out a separate state in the Eastern Province called Nasiristan. That first round of anti-Muslim hysteria led to an outburst of anti ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Sri Lanka commissions second Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel

News channel or source: http://www.janes.com/article/79444/sri-lanka-commissions-second-saryu-class-offshore-patrol-vessel
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned its second Saryu-class advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) platform. The vessel, which has been named SLNS Sindurala with pennant number P 624, was officially inducted in a commissioning ceremony at the Eastern ...

News Sri Lanka » Eastern: Eastern province doctors to launch strike today

News channel or source: http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/04/25/local/149237/eastern-province-doctors-launch-strike-today
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

Doctors attached to state hospitals in the Eastern Province launched a token strike at 8.00 ... A youth resident in Nochchiyagama has made a complaint to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission against a former ASP, two CID officers and Ambanpola Police ...