Posts Tagged Sri Lanka

Philippines to lift travel ban on 10 countries starting September 6

UNTV News   •   September 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lift the current travel restrictions on travelers from 10 countries starting September 6,...

PH extends ban on travelers from India to May 31; adds Oman, UAE in travel restrictions

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has extended its existing ban on travelers from India until May 31 to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant first detected in the...

PH temporarily bans entry of travelers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has expanded its entry ban on travelers to include those coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. In...

Sri Lankan police releases details of bombers

Robie de Guzman   •   May 2, 2019

Sri Lanka police on Wednesday (May 1) released pictures and names of men they described as suicide bombers involved in attacks that targeted hotels and churches. Police suspect members of...

Sri Lanka residents support ban on face-covering veils

Robie de Guzman   •   April 30, 2019

Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday (April 29) banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly attacks on April 21 by Islamist militants....

Sri Lanka blasts: At least 138 dead, over 400 injured

UNTV News   •   April 21, 2019

Explosions in three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels on Sunday morning (April 21) have killed 138 people and injured over 400. Police officials said more than 50 were...

PH-Sri Lanka strengthen ties; sign 5 bilateral agreements

Marje Pelayo   •   January 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena witnessed the signing of five agreements during the latter’s historic visit to the country. The Sri Lankan President...

Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers

admin   •   December 26, 2014

(Reuters) – Survivors of Asia’s 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the...

Three killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes

admin   •   June 17, 2014

(Reuters) – At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lankan coastal towns best known as tourist draws,...

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