Sri Lanka
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Flooding continues to spread misery in Sri Lanka

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/31/17, 03:15 pm

Officials in Sri Lanka are blaming illegal construction for the death toll in this weekend’s massive flooding. At least 200 people died and about 100 others remain missing. The flash flooding and landslides drove more than 600,000 people from their homes. It’s the worst flooding to hit the country in 14 years.

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Associated Press/Photo by Eranga Jayawardena

Globe Trot: Mudslides bury three villages in rainy Sri Lanka

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/18/16, 11:25 am

SRI LANKA: At least 200 families are missing after mudslides buried three villages in central Sri Lanka, where rains are the worst rescue crews have seen in at least six years. “Rescuers would have to get there by foot and start digging with their hands before we can get any heavy equipment into the site,” said a Red Cross worker.

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Associated Press/Photo by Eranga Jayawardena

Sri Lankan Buddhists assail Christian minority

Persecution
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 9/30/13, 10:35 am

Persecution of evangelical and pentecostal Christians is in on the rise in Sri Lanka, an island nation off the coast of India. In early September, a mob of 30 people led by three Buddhist monks attacked a Christian church in Meegoda, damaging instruments, furniture, and beating a pastor and his mother, according to Worthy News.

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