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Sri Lankan navy tows stricken tanker away from coast, Indian plane sprays trailing slick

09 Sep 2020

COLOMBO The Sri Lankan navy towed a stricken supertanker away from the Indian Ocean island's east coast on Wednesday, while an Indian Coast Guard plane sprayed chemical dispersants on a long oil slick that trailed in its wake. | Video

Sri Lanka says has 'better control' over new fire in oil tanker

08 Sep 2020

COLOMBO, Sept 8 Sri Lanka has "better control" over a fresh fire on a loaded supertanker off the island nation and is looking for any signs of potential oil leaks from the ship.

Fresh fire hits stricken oil supertanker off Sri Lanka

07 Sep 2020

COLOMBO Fire fighters are again battling flames aboard a fully loaded oil supertanker off Sri Lanka, the island's nation's navy said on Monday, four days after fire first broke out on the New Diamond.

Sri Lanka navy holds blazing supertanker off east coast

05 Sep 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's navy said on Saturday it was holding an abandoned supertanker off its east coast as it continued to work to put out a blaze on the ship.

Sri Lanka navy says no real risk of spill on stricken supertanker

04 Sep 2020

COLOMBO There is no real risk of a spill from a fully loaded supertanker that caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka, a senior official in the Indian Ocean nation's navy said on Friday. | Video

Blaze breaks out again on oil tanker off Sri Lanka, cargo area intact

03 Sep 2020

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI A new fire broke out on a supertanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Sri Lanka, spokesmen for the country's navy said on Thursday, adding that one of its 23 crew was missing and another injured. | Video

Sri Lanka president, brother tighten grip with big election win

07 Aug 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections handed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his older brother an overwhelming majority, results showed on Friday, giving the family power to enact sweeping changes to the constitution of the island nation.

Sri Lankan president's party ahead in election vote count

06 Aug 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's ruling party on Thursday took an early lead in vote counting after a parliamentary election that he hopes will clear the way for constitutional changes to make the presidency more powerful.

Sri Lankans vote for new parliament, shrugging off coronavirus fear

05 Aug 2020

COLOMBO Sri Lankans shrugged off fears of the novel coronavirus and streamed into polling centres on Wednesday to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.

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