Ships, aircraft fight new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

This Thursday, Sept.3, 2020 photo released by Sri Lankan Air Force shows smoke rising after a fire broke out on a Panama-registered oil tanker about 38 nautical miles (70 kilometers) east of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged […]

India rushes fire retardant to battle tanker blaze near Sri Lanka

Nineteen vessels from India and Sri Lanka have been involved in fighting the fire on the New Diamond, which reportedly started after a boiler room explosion that killed a Filipino crew member on Thursday. The remaining 22 crew members were rescued.

Sri Lanka’s death row MP Premalal Jayasekera takes parliamentary oath

It adds, Section 89 (d) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka notes that no person shall be qualified to be an elector at an election of the President, or of the Members of Parliament or to vote at any Referendum if he is under sentence of death and he will lose his right to vote […]

Oil slick spotted off Sri Lanka coast near stricken tanker

France battles to contain oil spill at high sea Still leaking from the depths The cargo ship now lies at a depth of around 4,500 meters, but it continues to leak oil. Eneko Aierbe from the Spanish environmental group Ecologistas en Accion told DW that authorities should invest all their efforts into stopping the oil […]

HCL sets up first development centre in Sri Lanka

India’s IT major HCL Technologies has set up its first development centre in Sri Lanka with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa terming the company’s presence in the island nation as an asset to generate significant employment opportunities for the youths. Rajapaksa, who attended the inauguration ceremony, spoke about Sri Lanka’s efforts to accord priority to the […]

Fresh fires on oil tanker off Sri Lanka under control

A new blaze broke out Monday on the MT New Diamond, carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil, and reached the magnitude of last week’s fire, only a day after it was extinguished. Officials have warned of massive environmental damage to Sri Lanka’s coast if the ship leaks or explodes.

Dilshara Jayamanna elevated to CCO at MullenLowe Group Sri Lanka

MullenLowe Group Sri Lanka announced the appointment of Dilshara Jayamanna as the group’s chief creative officer (CCO) with effect from 1 September.Jayamanna began his career in the creative industry at Young Asia Television in 2000. He was recruited into MullenLowe, then Lowe LDB, as a creative group head in early 2006. He rose steadily within […]

Sri Lanka Cricket to launch inaugural T10 tournament in December

Five teams representing five cities will compete in 23 matches in the Lanka Premier League which is scheduled to be held from November 14 to December 6 at three international venues – Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium.

Salvagers working to repair leak on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

This photo released by Sri Lankan Air Force shows ships fighting fire on the MT New Diamond, about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on an oil tanker off Sri Lanka’s coast on […]

Tony Opatha, who led Sri Lanka’s rebel tour to South Africa in 1982, dies

Opatha also infamously led Sri Lanka’s rebel tour to South Africa in 1982-83 as a player-cum-manager, for which he and his teammates were given life bans and attracted harsh judgement from both Sri Lanka’s government and the island’s cricket establishment. Opatha eventually won back some acceptance; in 2018, he was among 49 players to be […]