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News Sri Lanka » Southern: Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://theconversation.com/why-violent-buddhist-extremists-are-targeting-muslims-in-sri-lanka-92951
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Currently, Sri Lanka’s most active Buddhist extremist group is Bodu ... These aren’t just empty words; in 2014, one of their anti-Muslim protest rallies in the southern town of Aluthgama ended with the death of four Muslims. It is hard to say if ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: Yamaha FZ motorcycle starts exports to Sri Lanka from Chennai plant

News channel or source: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/yamaha-fz-motorcycle-starts-exports-to-sri-lanka-from-chennai-plant/63905917
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

New Delhi: India Yamaha Motor's (IYM) FZ motorcycle series has commenced its first export dispatch in CBU kits to Sri Lanka from its Chennai plant March-end. The motorcycle had started production in the company’s southern facility early-March and has ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID'd as van attack victim

News channel or source: http://thesouthern.com/news/world/the-latest-sri-lanka-native-id-d-as-van-attack/article_63815598-81fb-57bb-9a9c-740d5b91315b.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Mahavihara Buddhist Meditation Centre chief monk Ahangama Rathanasiri Thero (AN'-guh-mah Rah-than-ah-SEER'-ah THEER'-oh) says Amarasinghe was a Canadian citizen who came to the country from Horana, Sri Lanka. She was 45 and lived with her 7-year-old son.

News Sri Lanka » Southern: Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

News channel or source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sri-lanka-beefs-tourist-hotspot-security-violence-091359984.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Shaikh, a 32-year-old Red Cross worker, had tried to stop a brawl at a southern beach resort when a gang attacked and killed him. His girlfriend, who was knocked unconscious in the brutal assault, returned to Sri Lanka in 2014 to give evidence and ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: On Safari in Sri Lanka, See Hundreds of Elephants

News channel or source: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/on-safari-in-sri-lanka-see-hundreds-of-elephants
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

Even the safari vehicle is the same. But here, at the the Udawalawe National Park in southern Sri Lanka, a four-hour drive from the capital city of Colombo, the elephants are the main attraction—not the supporting actors to big cats. If you’re lucky ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: No militarisation of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, says China

News channel or source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/no-militarisation-of-sri-lanka-s-hambantota-port-says-china/story-cawTOayrn71rOj0s6PsUWI.html
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

China on Monday dismissed as “baseless” reports that it will militarise Sri Lanka’s southern port of Hambantota, saying the facility was part of Beijing’s “pragmatic cooperation” with Colombo for economic development. Chinese ambassador to Sri ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: Sri Lanka hopes to accelerate ongoing Chinese projects: PM

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/23/c_137131217.htm
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The prime minister added that his government attached great importance to mega-projects cooperation with China, especially the Hambantota Port, the Industrial Park in southern Sri Lanka and the Colombo Port City in the capital. Ambassador Cheng reiterated ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: 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 ... Council election nominations in mid-October for the Northern, Central, North-Western, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces. Deshapriya said it would be the responsibility of parliament ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Hindu spiritual leader and ‘Art of Living’ founder, visits Southern California

News channel or source: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/18/hindu-spiritual-leader-and-art-of-living-founder-sri-sri-ravi-shankar-visits-southern-california/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

In 2009, he traveled to Sri Lanka to meet with the leaders of the Liberation Tigers ... “Inner strength comes from being stress-free, doing meditation and yoga.” Shankar was born in southern India. He recited Hindu scriptures at age 4 and was found ...

News Sri Lanka » Southern: 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

DMC spokesman Pradeep Kodippili said people had been affected in terms of scarcity of drinking water and crop failures. However, he said the southern, central and western parts of Sri Lanka were experiencing rain.