Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus

Sri Lanka’s election commission is deciding whether to hold parliamentary polls in June amid fears the coronavirus could spread if movement curbs were lifted further. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved the opposition-controlled parliament in March and called the poll six months early hoping to win control of the legislature. But even as restrictions are now being … Read more Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus

Sri Lanka marks a year since devastating Easter Sunday attacks

It has been a year since a series of suicide bombings targeting Christians killed 279 people in Sri Lanka. Families of victims say no court in the world can bring them justice, but they want those responsible punished. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from the capital Colombo, where she met a father who lost his … Read more Sri Lanka marks a year since devastating Easter Sunday attacks

Coronavirus pandemic: Sri Lanka schools close for five weeks

Sri Lanka has closed schools and universities to control the spread of the coronavirus. It has disrupted the academic calendar, including first-term exams which were due to start this week. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more Coronavirus pandemic: Sri Lanka schools close for five weeks

Sri Lanka dengue: Authorities tackle spike in cases

Sri Lanka has recorded a sharp increase in people infected with dengue, a viral disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, across the country. Now Sri Lanka’s health authorities are borrowing a method they say has been successful in Australia – one that uses the same mosquitoes, to combat its spread. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports … Read more Sri Lanka dengue: Authorities tackle spike in cases

Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact

Sri Lanka has withdrawn from a UN resolution that would allow war crimes allegedly committed during the country’s civil war to be investigated. That is despite a promise by the new government to probe historic allegations. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact

Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

The port city of Fremantle is enjoying a tourism windfall courtesy of an unscheduled detour by thousands of passengers and crew on board the enormous Queen Mary 2 luxury cruise liner. The ship was in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month and was due to travel through Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong before docking at … Read more Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

Sri Lanka: Finding Father Francis [Full Documentary] – BBC News

Sri Lanka’s president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country’s civil war are dead. Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the remark in a meeting with a UN envoy in the capital, Colombo this week. He assured steps would be taken to issue death certificates for those missing. One … Read more Sri Lanka: Finding Father Francis [Full Documentary] – BBC News

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Sri Lanka Defeat New Zealand to Reach Final

Sri Lanka survived some late wickets to come through their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi Final against New Zealand, to book a place in the Final, by winning by 5 wickets in Colombo RPS on Tuesday 29th March 2011. New Zealand set a total of 217 All Out from 48.5 Overs, to which Sri … Read more ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Sri Lanka Defeat New Zealand to Reach Final

Sri Lanka & India: Cyclone Laila Displaces over 100,000

Eighty lakhs of rupees have been released by the Sri Lankan President for the provision of flood relief in Gampaha, Kalutara, Colombo, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Matara districts as Cyclone Laila passes through the Bay of Bengal. Pre-monsoon rain has affected more than 100,000 people in Sri Lanka and India. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa … Read more Sri Lanka & India: Cyclone Laila Displaces over 100,000

Contemporary Conflict Means Changes for Humanitarian Healthcare

Contemporary armed conflict increasingly involves warring parties without uniforms or centralised command structures. Instead of lining up armed units on a battlefield, small cells often pitch battle intermittently before melting back into the civilian population. Disguise, dispersed command structures and longevity are frequently the weapons of modern warfare. Large armies are having to rethink their … Read more Contemporary Conflict Means Changes for Humanitarian Healthcare