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Many feared buried as hopes dim after Sri Lanka garbage dump landslide
Many feared buried as hopes dim after Sri Lanka garbage dump landslide

Hopes faded on Sunday for the survival of an estimated 100 people trapped under the mud and debris of a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital. Police say the known death toll from the disaster has risen to 26 and emergency workers are to resume their search on Monday after halting late on Sunday night. The 300-foot-high (90-metre) dump in…

Reuters - Apr 16 22:26 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, History, SriLanka ]

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Norway extends support for SLPI activities
Norway extends support for SLPI activities

The Royal Norwegian Government signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) recently to grant a further NOK 600,000 (Rs 10.5 million) for the Institute’s activities over the next two years. The agreement was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether and SLPI Chairman Kumar Nadesan recently in Colombo, in recognition…

Sunday Times - Dec 28 02:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, Norway, History ]

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