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7 Jun 2021
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 17 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes after days of rain, officials say.
5 Jun 2021
A burnt-out container ship off the Sri Lankan coast is sinking, with several hundred tonnes of oil still in its fuel tanks, according to the navy. The MV X-Press Pearl was carrying hundreds of tonnes of chemicals and plastics.
5 Jun 2021
The MV X-Press Pearl, which had its fires extinguished on Tuesday after burning for almost two weeks, is now sinking, threatening further environmental damage. Roughly 25 tons of nitric acid are on board the ship.
31 May 2021
Millions of plastic pellets from a container ship ablaze off Colombo have already washed up on beaches, along with other hazardous waste. The disaster threatens the lucrative fishing and tourism sectors.
19 Apr 2021
An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain's late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka. "We've tried to preserve it as best we can", says the current owner of the car, a 1935 Austin Standard 9.
10 Apr 2021
China has shipped hundreds of thousands of much needed coronavirus vaccine shots to Sri Lanka over the past few months. Observers say it could help support Beijing's geopolitical interests and bolster influence.

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