Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

May 29, 2017

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Sri Lanka’s monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre said Monday. Friday’s deluge also caused the island’s worst flooding in 14 years and drove nearly half a ...

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Jan 9, 2017

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting a planned investment zone supported by China. Hospital authorities said at least 21 people were injured in the protests. According to police, 52 demonstrators were arrested. ...

Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide

Aug 21, 2016

Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide

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In a massacre that shocked the world’s humanitarian community, 17 aid workers were killed a decade ago outside their office in northeast Sri Lanka — executed at point-blank range with automatic weapons in one of the worst attacks on humanitarians. Justice remains elusive for ...

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Jun 18, 2016

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired. Rights ...