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Sri Lanka is measles-free, World Health Organization says

Added: 10.07.2019 17:42 | 2 views | 0 comments

(CNN)Sri Lanka has defied the global trend in the battle against measles, with the country declared free of the highly infectious disease by the World Health Organization on Tuesday. The country reported its last homegrown case of the virus in May 2016, WHO said in a statement. Sporadic cases reported in the last three years were imported from abroad but were quickly detected, investigated and received a rapid response, WHO added. "Sri Lanka's achievement comes at a time when globally measles...

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Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist hardliners hold first meeting after Easter attacks

Added: 07.07.2019 16:14 | 4 views | 0 comments

Police lined the streets of the Sri Lankan highland town of Kandy on Sunday and the army was on standby as hardline Buddhist monks gathered for their first big assembly since Easter attacks by militants on churches and luxury hotels. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the influential head of the Buddhist nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), has called for many as 10,000 clergymen from across the country to attend the meet. The group said the...

Cricket World Cup: Rohit Sharma hits fifth century as India beat Sri Lanka

Added: 07.07.2019 12:10 | 6 views | 0 comments

Rohit Sharma strikes a record fifth century in a single World Cup as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets to finish top of the table.

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

Added: 05.07.2019 8:37 | 2 views | 0 comments

Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.

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Top Government Officials Arrested In Sri Lanka Over Inaction Before Easter Bombings

Added: 02.07.2019 19:36 | 4 views | 0 comments

A police spokesman said Sri Lanka's former top police inspector, Pujith Jayasundara, and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were arrested on Tuesday for failing to prevent the Easter Bombings which killed more than 250 people earlier this year, according to Al Jazeera. The two were ordered to appear in court on Monday, but both were checked into separate hospitals in the capital of Colombo citing poor health. Attorney General Dappula de Livera then ordered their arrest and demanded they appear in court to answer for the charges of negligence for the April 21 attacks. De Libera said the men failed to act on the information provided by Indian Intelligence services earlier that year...

Cricket World Cup: West Indies denied by Sri Lanka in record run-chase bid

Added: 01.07.2019 20:22 | 5 views | 0 comments

West Indies, chasing a record 339, lose to Sri Lanka by 23 runs in a high-scoring World Cup group match at Chester-le-Street.

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