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EYEWITNESS NEWS   17 April 2017   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.</p> <p>The 90-metre dump in the ...
Daily Mail   19 May 2016   Sri Lanka   Aranayke  
<p>ARANAYAKE, Sri Lanka &mdash; Defying forecasts, sheets of rain were still falling Thursday on a rubble-strewn mountainside in the tea-and-cinnamon district of Sri Lanka, two days after a landslide buried three hamlets and dozens of residents who never heard ...
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The Guardian   18 May 2016   Sri Lanka   Kegalle district  
<p>Torrential rains and flooding across country force more than 137,000 people from their homes, with 36 confirmed dead.</p> <p>Rescuers are looking for more than 200 families who are missing following massive landslides in a remote area on the slopes of Sri ...
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Railway -   09 October 2015   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Sri Lanka will be calling for international competitive bids for its first urban railway project, that would connect the centre of the capital city Colombo to its suburbs.<br />The 30km rail project is likely to begin in 2019.<br />Sri Lanka's Board of ...
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