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'Dead bodies everywhere, deafening silence': Journalists share memories from 2004 tsunami

Dec 26, 2014

'Dead bodies everywhere, deafening silence': Journalists share memories from 2004 tsunami

Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most: #Sri Lanka #Tsunami #Indonesia #TheySaidIt #Images #Tsunami disaster #10 years of Tsunami
Photos: Ten years on, Asian nations mourn 2004's horrific tsunami

Dec 26, 2014

Photos: Ten years on, Asian nations mourn 2004's horrific tsunami

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami disaster that killed around 226,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. Here are photos of memorials for those died in the disaster. #India #Sri Lanka #Tsunami #Indonesia #Thailand #Indian Ocean #ImagesOfTheDay #2004 Tsunami #Tsunami disaster #Tsunami death toll
McCullum's 195 off 134 blasts NZ to massive first day total against SL

Dec 26, 2014

McCullum's 195 off 134 blasts NZ to massive first day total against SL

Brendon McCullum came agonisingly close to breaking the world record for the fastest test double century as he bludgeoned Sri Lanka's attack around Hagley Oval to lead New Zealand to 429 for seven at the close on the first day of the first Test. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #New Zealand #SportsTracker #Brendon McCullum #Kane Williamson #Jimmy Neesham #Hagley Oval
UN chief asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

Dec 24, 2014

UN chief asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN-mandated probe into allegations of war crimes committed towards the end of the nearly three decades-long civil war. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Civil War #Ban Ki-moon #Sri Lanka civil war #UN chief #Sri Lanka war crimes
India releases 30 Sri Lankan fishermen

Dec 24, 2014

India releases 30 Sri Lankan fishermen

India today repatriated 30 Lankan fishermen, a day after courts in Sri Lanka ordered the release of 66 Indian fishermen arrested by its navy. #India #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Indian Navy #Fishermen
Rajapaksa to frame new constitution in a bid to campaign against corruption

Dec 23, 2014

Rajapaksa to frame new constitution in a bid to campaign against corruption

Launching his election manifesto, Rajapaksa, who is seeking a third term in power, recapped extensive infrastructure development carried out during his second term. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Mangala Samaraweera #Daya Ratnayake
Floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka kill three

Dec 23, 2014

Floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka kill three

Three people died and more than 60,000 had to be evacuated to safer locations due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains around Sri Lanka. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Flood #natural calamities #mudslides
Sri Lankan courts free 66 Indian fishermen arrested by navy

Dec 22, 2014

Sri Lankan courts free 66 Indian fishermen arrested by navy

Joint Director of Fisheries M.Subburaj and Local Fishermen's association president S.Emirit said they got the information from Sri Lankan officials. #India #Tamil Nadu #Sri Lanka #diplomacy #border #NewsTracker #Fishermen #Jails #Pal Strait #Indian Fishermen in Sri Lankan jails
Over 35,000 marooned by bad weather, flash floods in Sri Lanka

Dec 21, 2014

Over 35,000 marooned by bad weather, flash floods in Sri Lanka

Nearly 35,000 people have been marooned due to torrential rains and flashfloods in Sri Lanka, disaster officials said. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Floods #Flash Floods #Sri Lanka officials
Sri Lanka Opposition accuses army of campaigning for Rajapaksa

Dec 19, 2014

Sri Lanka Opposition accuses army of campaigning for Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan Opposition has accused the army of deploying soldiers for poll-related campaigning for incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a charge the military denied on Thursday. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Mangala Samaraweera #Daya Ratnayake