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Sri Lanka Names Captain of Oil Tanker a Suspect In Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country’s coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the ship’s owner for assistance provided …

Sri Lanka Assessing Environment Damage From Oil Tanker Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged the marine environment, an official said Monday. Ships and helicopters from Sri Lanka and neighboring …

Blaze Breaks Out Again on Oil Tanker Off Sri Lanka, Cargo Area Intact

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 …

Monsoon Rain Causing Flashfloods and Landslides in Sri Lanka: RMS

According to Nikki Chambers, hazards scientist at RMS, this week’s heavy summer monsoon rain has caused flash flooding and landslides in western and central parts of Sri Lanka. This event has damaged homes, affected an estimated 100,000 people, and displaced …