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#Sri Lanka

# sri-lanka - Saturday 27 April, 2019

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house

The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.

# sri-lanka - Friday 26 April, 2019

Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says

More than 250 people were killed in the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100

Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive

After a decade of peace, I had hoped that our troubles were behind us, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers

More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts.

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings

Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.

# sri-lanka - Monday 22 April, 2019

Irish tourists urged to 'exercise a high degree of caution' as Sri Lanka curfew begins

No Irish citizens are believed to be among the dead or injured in yesterday’s fatal attacks.

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300

The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 21 April, 2019

207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka

Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 28 October, 2018

One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis erupts into violence

Police said bodyguards for a Sri Lankan cabinet minister allied to Wickremesinghe opened fire inside a government ministry.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr

The controversial DUP MP is currently the subject of a holiday expenses scandal involving the government of Sri Lanka.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed

The 31 Rohingya refugees were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy five months ago after they were found drifting in a boat off the island’s northern coast.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

# sri-lanka - Friday 15 September, 2017

A British journalist was killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka

Paul McLean was on a beach and it’s believed he stumbled into an area infested with crocodiles.

# sri-lanka - Friday 8 September, 2017

Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article

The Daily Telegraph claimed Paisley did not declare gifts received from a foreign government.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game Get Well Soon

Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game

Shaminda Eranga experienced heart discomfort during yesterday’s ODI in Malahide.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland face daunting chase as they go in search of elusive home win Latest

Ireland face daunting chase as they go in search of elusive home win

John Bracewell’s side are in action against Sri Lanka today.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Beyoncé's clothing range is made by 'sweatshop labourers paid 55c an hour'

Topshop says Ivy Park has a “rigorous ethical trading programme”.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive

The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 6 September, 2015

This man built his own vanity international airport...

And now it’s being used to store rice after airlines abandoned it in their droves.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Detectives appeal for info on 1996 murder of sex worker in Dublin

Gardaí believe people may have information relevant to their investigations.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Fish rainfall surprises residents of Sri Lankan village Fish For Dinner

Fish rainfall surprises residents of Sri Lankan village

It’s raining fish! Hallelujah, it’s raining fish…

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The42 Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs at Clontarf Howzat?

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs at Clontarf

The two-match series concludes in Dublin on Thursday,

From The42 Ireland's Joyce hoping for another century as Sri Lanka come to town Cricket

Ireland's Joyce hoping for another century as Sri Lanka come to town

Phil Simmons’ side face the World Twenty20 champions in Clontarf this morning.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.

# sri-lanka - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo

The majority Buddhist nation is highly sensitive to perceived insults to the religion.

From The42 Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games ODI

Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games

There are plenty of familiar faces in Phil Simmons’ squad.

# sri-lanka - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The42 Ireland's cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin ODI

Ireland's cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin

The two one-day internationals will take place in May.

# sri-lanka - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 14 ways Rob the tiny squirrel won over the internet

14 ways Rob the tiny squirrel won over the internet

We all need a little Rob in our lives.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

Irish tea drinkers, note: the beverage can give you “an edge in the bedroom”, apparently.

# sri-lanka - Friday 25 January, 2013

Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad

The move follows the beheading of a 17-year-old Sri Lankan nanny in Saudi Arabia.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 13 January, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Amazing one-handed cricket catch by Aussie carrying food and milk Bloody Rippa' This post contains videos

VIDEO: Amazing one-handed cricket catch by Aussie carrying food and milk

The Australian Cricket Board should track this bloke down before The Ashes.

# sri-lanka - Thursday 29 November, 2012

From The42 Cricket: Australia's Ponting bows out on his terms Reflections

Cricket: Australia's Ponting bows out on his terms

Almost exactly 17 years since his debut, the 37-year-old is retiring from Test cricket.

# sri-lanka - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Sri Lanka deploys troops as prison riot kills 27

The deaths occurred as a shoot-out raged between inmates and prison officers.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

# sri-lanka - Sunday 7 October, 2012

From The42 Samuels steers West Indies to T20 title ICC World Twenty20

Samuels steers West Indies to T20 title

West Indies prove too strong for the hosts Sri Lanka.

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