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Sri Lanka minister slams police probe on cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka minister slams police probe on cricket World Cup

Sri Lankan police "botched" an investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup final which the country lost to India, a senior minister told parliament Tuesday, reviving an explosive match-fixing controversy.

Sri Lanka's marine disaster worsens as environmental toll rises

Sri Lanka's marine disaster worsens as environmental toll rises

Damage to Sri Lanka's marine environment from a sinking chemical ship is worse than feared, officials said Friday, as more dead turtles, dolphins and whales washed up on the island's beaches.

Sri Lanka recovers black box from sinking ship

Sri Lanka recovers black box from sinking ship

A black box from a ship loaded with chemical and plastic that is sinking off Sri Lanka has been located, officials said Sunday, as investigators probe what caused the vessel to catch fire.

Sri Lanka sued over ship disaster as possible oil spill looms

Sri Lanka sued over ship disaster as possible oil spill looms

Environmentalists on Friday sued the Sri Lankan government and operators of a container ship loaded with chemicals and plastic that burned offshore for almost two weeks, as international experts prepared to deal with a possible oil spill.

Tunisian PM ends Doha visit

Tunisian PM ends Doha visit

Tunisian Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Interior Hichem Mechichi left Doha on Tuesday after a several days' official visit to Qatar.

QRCS discusses humanitarian co-operation with Lanka envoy

QRCS discusses humanitarian co-operation with Lanka envoy

Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, secretary-general of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), met Sri Lankan ambassador Mohamed Mafaz Mohideen Tuesday to talk on the prospects for humanitarian co-operation between QRCS and the Sri Lankan Red Cross Society (SLRCS).

Sri Lanka ship fire extinguished after 13 days

Sri Lanka ship fire extinguished after 13 days

A fire aboard a cargo ship off Sri Lanka was finally extinguished Tuesday after a 13-day international operation, the navy said.

UAE adds Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka to travel curbs list

UAE adds Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka to travel curbs list

The United Arab Emirates will bar entry to non-UAE resident travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka starting on Wednesday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Monday.

Sri Lanka's Perera announces international retirement

Sri Lanka's Perera announces international retirement

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has announced his retirement from international cricket after nearly 12 years in the sport, the country's cricket board (SLC) said on Monday.

Sri Lankan delegation headed by state minister visits LuLu regional HQ

Sri Lankan delegation headed by state minister visits LuLu regional HQ

A high-level delegation from Sri Lanka headed by the State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, visited the LuLu regional headquarters Saturday.

Bus crash kills 14 in Sri Lanka

Bus crash kills 14 in Sri Lanka

A crowded bus crashed into a precipice in central Sri Lanka Saturday, killing the driver and 13 passengers in the worst road accident in 16 years, police said.

Sri Lanka embassy marks 73rd Independence Day

Sri Lanka embassy marks 73rd Independence Day

The 73rd Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by the staff of the Sri Lankan embassy at the chancery premises in Doha on Thursday.