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  • Maldivian man drowns in Sri Lanka

    Maldivian man drowns in Sri Lanka

    A Maldivian man who went swimming in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Ambalangoda drowned on Tuesday, sources familiar with the incident told Haveeru on Wednesday.

    April 16, 2014
  • Poor runway conditions led to tyre burst: UAE

    Poor runway conditions led to tyre burst: UAE

    Experts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Monday that the incident where the tyres of an Emirates aircraft burst on landing at the Maldives airport was caused due to the deteriorating condition of the runway.

    April 15, 2014
  • Freed drug kingpin departs to Sri Lanka

    Freed drug kingpin departs to Sri Lanka

    The alleged drug kingpin who was released from police custody for being seven minutes late to the hearing that would extend his detention period has departed to Sri Lanka, Haveeru has learnt.

    April 13, 2014
  • Sri Lanka taste Cup success as India crumble

    Sri Lanka taste Cup success as India crumble

    DHAKA, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's stunning victory over India in the World Twenty20 final underlines how success in hit-and-run cricket depends not on form, but on how a team performs over those three hours in the field.

    April 07, 2014
  • Lanka ruling party wins poll with low margin

    Lanka ruling party wins poll with low margin

    COLOMBO, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's ruling party won local elections, but with smaller than expected margins in a crucial mid-term test for President Mahinda Rajapakse, official results showed Sunday.

    March 31, 2014
  • Hulhule airport on MH370 captain's simulator

    Hulhule airport on MH370 captain's simulator

    In reference to investigative teams, some Malaysian news have written that the Captain of the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 Zaharie Ahmad Shah had been practicing landing at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) of Maldives in the flight simulator he had built at his own home.

    March 18, 2014
  • Trilateral naval exercises, agreed

    Trilateral naval exercises, agreed

    Military leaders of the Maldives, India and Sri Lanka have come into agreement to conduct more training programmes to impede and take executive steps on vessels that violate marine laws.

    March 09, 2014
  • Sri Lanka mass grave over old burial site

    Sri Lanka mass grave over old burial site

    COLOMBO, March 08, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lankan authorities halted excavations after recovering 81 skeletal remains from an unmarked mass grave atop an old burial ground in the island's former war zone, an official said Saturday.

    March 09, 2014
  • Zahiya nominated Maldives ambassador to Lanka

    Zahiya nominated Maldives ambassador to Lanka

    President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday nominated former minister Zahiya Zareer as the new High Commissioner of the Maldives accredited to Sri Lanka.

    February 15, 2014
  • Sri Lanka bars US women's rights envoy

    Sri Lanka bars US women's rights envoy

    COLOMBO, Feb 04, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka has refused a top US women's rights official entry to the country, just days after another senior envoy alleged Colombo's rights record was deteriorating, the US embassy said Tuesday.

    February 05, 2014 1 comment
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