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A New Zealand court has ordered NZ$10m (£4.8m; $6m) in compensation to the victims of the White Island volcano disaster, where 22 people died. In December 2019, 47 people were touring the volcano when it erupted, killing nearly half of the group and gravely injuring everyone else. The firms which owned the island and operated […]

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An organiser of a “whites only” party in Sri Lanka has apologised after the event sparked a backlash online. The event’s advertisement specified a white dress code, but also had a line saying “Face control: White” – which was largely interpreted to mean the event was open only to white people. An organiser later said […]

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A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers on an isolated British island territory have told UN investigators they feel unsafe and forgotten, as they reported sexual assaults and harassment of children, as well as self-harm and suicide attempts. Inspectors from the UN’s refugee agency visited Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, to check on their […]

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Pathum Nissanka became the first Sri Lanka batter to score a double one-day international century in a 42-run win over Afghanistan in Pallekele. Nissanka’s unbeaten 210, which included 20 fours and eight sixes from 139 balls, is the joint fifth-highest individual score in ODIs. His effort eclipses Sanath Jayasuriya’s long-standing one-day mark of 189 for […]

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Sumitra Malkandi breaks down as she recounts the fateful evening in March last year when her husband was trampled to death. She was busy in the kitchen – the couple lived in a farming village in central Sri Lanka – and her husband, Thilak Kumara, was just outside feeding their cows. Then she heard an […]

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The expected arrival of a Chinese research ship in the Maldives this week has escalated tensions between Beijing, Delhi and Male. Officially, the vessel Xiang Yang Hong 3 is there to “make a port call, for rotation of personnel and replenishment”. In short, an entirely innocuous stop. But that is not how it is being […]

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Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a case in which he was charged with leaking state secrets.The post Imran Khan sentenced to 10 years in jail for leaking state secrets appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has lifted its suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with immediate effect. SLC was suspended in November because of government interference – as the country’s ministry of sport sacked the national cricket board after poor results at the men’s World Cup. That decision was reversed by a court but the […]

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Police in Thailand have arrested a woman whose pet lion was pictured going on a joyride in the streets of Pattaya.The post Thai police to charge two including Sri Lankan over pet lion spotted cruising in Bentley appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen, lauded online for his good looks and military service, has married his commoner fiancée in a 10-day royal wedding. The internet-famous prince revealed his relationship and engagement to Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah in December. The announcement surprised many fans of the man once dubbed one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors. The […]

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The leader of South Korea’s political opposition was stabbed at a news conference in the southern port city of Busan, Yonhap news agency reports.The post South Korea opposition leader stabbed in Busan appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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A Sri Lankan-origin pioneer of location-tracking technology has been appointed OBE in the King's New Year Honours.The post New Year Honours 2024: Sri Lankan-origin Tracking tech pioneer is appointed OBE appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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A Sri Lankan born pioneer of location-tracking technology has been appointed OBE in the King’s New Year Honours. Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan, who founded Cambridge company PervasID, devised a real-time location tracking system used by NHS trusts, hospitals, aircraft manufacturers and retailers. He is among 105 people in the East honoured for their exceptional contribution to […]

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Renowned Australian chef Bill Granger – the “godfather” of avocado toast – has died. A self-taught cook from Melbourne, Granger became a celebrated global restaurateur and food writer. He passed away in a London hospital on Christmas Day, aged 54, his wife and three daughters by his side. “He will be remembered as the ‘King […]

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BBC has reported that Police in Sri Lanka have claimed to have arrested almost 15,000 people during a week-long drive against drug traffickers across the country. The police also say the operation led to the seizure of almost 440kg of various types of narcotics, including heroin. Local media

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The family of the Sri Lankan student Oshada Jayasundera who was fatally struck by a car during a police chase say they "hope for justice to prevail".The post Family of Sri Lankan student killed in police chase in United Kingdom call for justice appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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Kuwait's leader Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has died at the age of 86, Kuwaiti state TV announced.The post Kuwaiti leader Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed dies aged 86 appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

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An elephant known as “the world’s saddest elephant” has died at the Manila Zoo.During a news conference on Wednesday, Mayor Honey Lacuna announced that Mali the elephant —deemed the “saddest” by some because she was the only captive elephant in the Philippines and lived alone in a pen for decades — had recently died from […]

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An elephant gifted to the Philippines by Sri Lanka, and christened by activists as one of the world’s “saddest”, has died at a Philippine zoo, where she lived almost all her life alone in a pen. Tributes have poured in for Mali, who was the star attraction at Manila Zoo for four decades and much […]

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Owner of two companies in a tax haven The name of a top Sri Lankan politician has emerged in the latest release of Pandora Papers two years after the first leak of financial secrets of shell companies in overseas tax shelters.The individual, a minister in President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s cabinet, has been identified as the beneficial […]

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Afghanistan continued their late surge for a place in the World Cup semi-finals with a seven-wicket win over the Netherlands in Lucknow. The victory moves Afghanistan level with Australia and New Zealand on eight points, with only net run-rate now keeping them out of the top four. Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 56 as Afghanistan […]

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by Zinara Ratnayake It’s Lansi food,” Stephanie Herft begins to describe lamprais. Herft is the founder of Lansi’s, a home-based food delivery business that began in May 2019, in Colombo. I’m talking to Herft over the phone on a Sunday evening. She had just delivered a carton of lamprais, a Sunday afternoon staple at Lansi […]

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Afghanistan beat Pakistan for the first time in one-day cricket by pulling off their highest successful chase in the format in a World Cup thriller. Ibrahim Zadran made 87, Rahmanullah Gurbaz smacked 65 and Rahmat Shah struck an unbeaten 77 as Afghanistan reached their target of 283 with eight wickets and six balls to spare. […]

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Indian cricket legend Bishan Singh Bedi has died aged 77 after a prolonged illness. He was battling age-related illnesses and had undergone a few surgeries in recent years. Bedi, regarded as one of the world’s finest ever spin bowlers, captained India in 22 of his 67 Tests and took 266 wickets. He made his debut […]

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By Sanjeewa Jayaweera The English cricketer Moeen Ali, who incidentally is also the vice-captain of the team, posted on his Instagram page a thought-provoking quote: “If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing”. The quote is attributed […]

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Sri Lanka’s Parliament today raised concerns over the crisis in Gaza and called for a special debate on the issue. Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa proposed that Parliament debate the crisis that has led to hundreds of deaths in Gaza. He also called for peace talks between Israel and Palestine adding that apart from terrorism, State […]

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