Rescuers were digging through rubble trying to save a woman they feared was trapped inside a collapsed wedding reception hall in Colombo, officials said after confirming that one man had been killed and 23 injured.
At least 27 people were injured after a five-storey building collapsed in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday and police and the army were looking for survivors.
Hundreds of tonnes of rotting garbage piled up in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday after the main rubbish dump was shut following an accident that killed at least 31 people.
At least two people were killed and 10 others injured in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday after a massive rubbish dump buried an estimated 40 homes during the traditional new year.
Sri Lanka's main international airport will be partially shut down for several hours a day for three months next year for major renovations, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Friday.
A drunk pilot who wanted to take off on a flight from Frankfurt to Colombo with more than 270 passengers on board was stopped by the cabin crew, according to a report from news site hessenschau.de on Sunday.
Sri Lanka clinched their first series whitewash over a major cricketing nation on Wednesday as they won the third and final Test against Australia by 163 runs, with spinner Rangana Herath taking 7-64.
Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka on Saturday, bringing help to half a million people who have been driven from their homes by heavy rains and landslides that have killed at least 71.
Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts on Friday to flee their flooded capital as fresh downpours elsewhere hampered relief efforts.
Hopes faded on Thursday for the survival of about 150 people trapped under the mud and rubble of two landslides in Sri Lanka, as heavy rain hampered rescue operations and the death toll from the disaster rose to 41.