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Elephant crushes scholar to death in Sri Lanka

A young university scholar has become the latest victim of a deadly wild elephant attack in Sri Lanka, officials said Monday, after a growing spate of similar incidents across the island nation. The 32-year-old was returning to her hostel at the University of Jaffna on Sunday when she was trampled. “She was with another friend
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Human-Elephant Conflict: Sri Lanka to deploy civil defense personnel

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation, on Monday, said that the cabinet has agreed to recruit civil defence in areas worst affected by the long-standing conflict between humans and elephants to minimise the number of deaths. The ministry officials noted that about 2,500 civil defence personnel would be recruited in areas populated by humans/elephants, and
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Sri Lanka’s new president, Rajapaksa sworn in after record victory

Sri Lanka’s former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, was sworn in Monday as the country’s new president after a record election victory, officials said. The swearing-in took place before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya in front of a historic Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura, 180 kilometres northeast of the capital. ALSO READ: Bayelsa Guber: Buhari tells opposition to
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Nigeria, Sri Lanka strengthen economic ties

The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Adetokunbo Kayode on Friday underscored the need for Nigeria and Sri Lanka to work closely to deliver on specific programmes, projects and activities. Kayode said this when the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Nigeria, Ahamed Khan visited the chamber on Friday in Abuja. A statement
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