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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for the second time in a week on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled arrival of another cyclone from the Bay of Bengal.