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Anger grows in Sri Lanka over forced Muslim virus cremations

Outrage is mounting in Sri Lanka after at least 15 Muslim coronavirus victims, including a baby, were cremated against family wishes and in contravention...

Fitch fears Sri Lanka’s ability to repay foreign debt

Fitch on Friday became the latest ratings agency to cut Sri Lanka's credit score, expressing fears over Colombo's ability to repay its foreign debts. Fitch...

Israelis pay respects to 26/11 attacks victims

Israelis, and Indian students and caregivers paid respects to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in Jerusalem, Rehovot and Tel Aviv on...

UK police probe mercenaries from Sri Lanka’s civil war

London police said on Monday (30) they have launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries who trained a security force accused...

Brazil investigates rescue of maid enslaved for nearly 40 years

A Brazilian woman enslaved as a maid from the age of eight for almost four decades and forced into marriage has been rescued in...

Preparations in full-swing as Cyclone Burevi nears Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80 kph to 90 kph (50...

People rush to Sri Lankan village to have ‘Covid-19 cure syrup’

THOUSANDS of people defied public gathering restrictions to descend on a small village in central Sri Lanka for a syrup that a self-styled holy...

Modern slavery risks surge for Asian garment workers with coronavirus

The risk of modern slavery in Asian manufacturing hubs has surged and is set to worsen with the economic impact of the new coronavirus,...

Sri Lanka bans imports of plastic products

Sri Lanka on Friday decided to ban the import of plastic products in a bid to protect the environment and wildlife, a move likely...

Covid, pandemic and lockdown: how 2020 changed the world

When the world celebrated the dawn of a new decade with a blaze of firework parties and revelry on January 1, few could have...