A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
This is Easter Monday and Christians will celebrate core, unchanging beliefs: The ideas of redemption and rebirth encapsulated in yesterday’s resurrection rejoicing.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
From the English City, via the Edinburgh of the South, to the spiritual home of the Maori people, the last seven days of this 2017 British and Irish Lions tour have been a study in the shifting timeframes, cultures, and traditions of New Zealand.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
A British holidaymaker has told how she feared she would never walk again after being crushed by a palm tree while sunbathing at a resort in Sri Lanka.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
Heavy rain has pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have been swallowed up by mountains of mud, forcing soldiers and police to suspend rescue efforts.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
A massive landslide, triggered by torrential rains, has buried homes in three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
Sri Lankan state forces and Tamil Tiger rebels “most likely” committed war crimes including mass killings of civilians during their conflict that should be prosecuted by a special court with international judges, the United Nations said.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Sri Lankan authorities have warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents say there is no room left at shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
There is no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, a senior official has warned.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha her arm.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
The double explosion at the Boston Marathon is the latest in a number of terrorist attacks on sporting events.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2013
Survivors on a Burmese boat rescued by the Sri Lankan navy have claimed 97 others on board died of starvation after the Thai navy intercepted them and forcibly removed the vessel’s engines.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013
I MUST admit, I had huge reservations about imparting this south-east Asian hideaway.
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013
Sri Lanka has slammed a United Nations report on the conclusion of the island's civil war, saying allegations against the government are "unsubstantiated and erroneous".
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012
Sri Lanka’s main opposition party has described the deaths of 27 inmates after a prison riot as a “cold-blooded massacre” and demanded a parliamentary investigation into the incident.
Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
A shootout between security forces and prisoners in a jail in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has left at least 12 people dead, a doctor says.
Fri, 09 Nov, 2012
Ireland disappointingly went out of the T20 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka at the hands of the West Indies who didn’t even have to bat as the game at the Royal Premedasa Stadium in Colombo was abandoned at the end of Ireland’s innings due to heavy and persistent rain.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
Ireland were cruelly denied a chance to win through to face England after rain prevented a result in tonight's final ICC World Twenty20 Group B match against West Indies.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012
Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the last eight of the Twenty20 World Cup were dealt a huge blow last night when it emerged some players had developed stomach illnesses.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012
Ireland were today struck by illness in the camp on the eve of their do-or-die World Twenty20 clash with the West Indies.
Sun, 23 Sep, 2012
Australia secured their place in the Super Eight stage of the World Twenty20 with a 17-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over West Indies after rain curtailed play in Colombo.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
Three people have been killed and dozens injured as protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012
Ireland disappointingly lost their opening T20 Cricket World Cup Group B tie at the Royal Premedasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka,hammered by seven wickets by arampant Australia who took early wickets and had knocked off the runs after 15.1 overs.
Thu, 20 Sep, 2012
Shane Watson inspired Australia to a straightforward seven-wicket victory over Ireland in their opening World Twenty20 group match in Colombo today.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2012
Ireland warmed up for their T20 World Cup battle with Australia in fine fettle after they beat Bangladesh in a thrilling tie by five runs at the Moors Cricket Ground in Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2012
Ireland completed their World Twenty20 preparations with a tight five-run win over Bangladesh in Colombo.
Mon, 17 Sep, 2012
A man accused of swallowing a diamond worth more than €10,000 at a jewellery exhibition has been arrested by Sri Lankan police.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
Ireland have announced the high-profile capture of former Australia paceman Craig McDermott as their new bowling coach and consultant.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
All-rounder John Mooney is out of Ireland’s squad for the next month’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka due to a fractured finger.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
The earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch has to be seen to be believed.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2012
WE arrived home to spring in all its glorious colours, and to lovely weather.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
AS our train from Colombo snaked up the jungled hills to Kandy, ancient capital of Sri Lanka, the rain came down and the distant mountains disappeared behind mist rising like smoke from valleys far below us.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
BANGERS at daybreak: it was Chinese New Year in Bangkok.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
At least 21 people have been injured in a clash between guards and inmates at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
IRELAND made it three wins out of three Intercontinental Cup matches with a 133-run win over Canada at Clontarf yesterday.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
Police have blocked hundreds of protesters in the Maldives from rallying in a central plaza, arresting several people at the opposition-led demonstration against soaring prices they blame on the government's reform policies.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
JADE DERNBACH’S 25th birthday will surely be his happiest yet if he can take his unexpected shot at World Cup glory with England.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
IRELAND are far from satisfied with one shock win over World Cup heavyweights England – and are now setting their sights on another seismic result against tournament favourites India.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2011
PRIDE and World Cup ambition will be at stake for Ireland when they take on England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium today (Live on Sky Sports 1, 9am).
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
SRI LANKA’S monsoon rains have spread to more villages and towns, leaving at least 14 people dead and more than one million with flooded homes, according to officials.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011