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Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka gets six years' jail in contempt case

Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka gets six years' jail in contempt case

A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday handed a six-year jail term to a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims, holding him guilty of contempt just months after he was convicted of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist.

Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka has decided to re-enforce the death penalty as part of attempts to fight drug trafficking in the country, a senior cabinet minister said on Wednesday.

QC builds five multi-service centres in Sri Lanka

QC builds five multi-service centres in Sri Lanka

The centres, which were built at a cost of QR4mn, are expected to benefit hundreds of families directly and indirectly.

Sri Lanka police seek villagers who beat leopard to death

Sri Lanka police seek villagers who beat leopard to death

Sri Lankan authorities were seeking Friday nearly a dozen men who beat a leopard to death after it strayed into a village and attacked people, a minister said.

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field.

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives.

QRCS seeks to enhance services for poor Sri Lankans

QRCS seeks to enhance services for poor Sri Lankans

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) secretary general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi recently met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen to discuss joint efforts to enhance services for poor local communities.

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island.

Top Sri Lanka officials arrested while taking bribe-anti-graft body

Top Sri Lanka officials arrested while taking bribe-anti-graft body

Sri Lanka's anti-graft agency arrested President Maithripala Sirisena's chief of staff and another state official on Thursday on suspicion of accepting a bribe, officials of the agency said.

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka's president reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday after the defection of several ministers from his party, but the changes did not impress some market watchers looking for an end to the country's political uncertainty.

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in a sop to Buddhist monks, will extend to tourist hotels for the two-day Vesak festival starting on Sunday.

Sri Lanka slaps new tax on gold to curb imports

Sri Lanka slaps new tax on gold to curb imports

The finance ministry said the tax was reintroduced after a five-year hiatus as authorities detected a rapid spike in imports in recent months.