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Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Top 15 finish for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016: Jennifer Hammond


BINIBINING Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond landed in the top 15 of Miss Intercontinental 2016 during the coronation night held at Colombo, Sri Lanka last Sunday. Although Jennifer fell short in winning the crown, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated expressed its gratitude to the beauty queen for making it to the Top 15. “A Top 15 finish […]

Posted: October 18th, 2016 in Life,Showbitz | Read More »



Rafael Vidal is only PH karateka competing in Asia-Pacific Karate tilt Cebuano karateka Rafael Vidal will be the lone Filipino competitor in the upcoming Hayashi-ha 4th Asia-Pacific Karate and Kobudo Championships this weekend in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vidal’s father and trainer Reynante Vidal told Cebu Daily News that the entire delegation of the Hayashi-ha Shitoryukai […]

Posted: July 25th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Cebuano karateka to vie in Sri Lanka


One of Cebu’s toughest karatekas, Rafael Vidal of Team Hayashi-ha Shitoryukai-Insular Square, will leave for Sri Lanka next month to represent the country in the Fourth Hayashi-ha Shitoryukai Asia Pacific Karate and Kobudo Championships 2016 in the country’s capital of Colombo. The meet which is scheduled from July 27 to 30 is expected to draw […]

Posted: June 16th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Death toll from Sri Lanka floods rises to 92


COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of week-long heavy storms has risen to 92, officials said Sunday. Soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulled out eight bodies from the rubble, the Disaster Management Center said, adding […]

Posted: May 24th, 2016 in World | Read More »

Sri Lanka, Cebu traders meet for possible tie-ups


Members of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry met with 12 Sri Lankan businessmen over the weekend to explore possible partnerships. Benjamin Joseph Yap, provincial investment promotions officer, said the foreign businessmen were looking at partnerships in the fields of business process outsourcing and agriculture, among others. “We hope to see joint ventures with […]

Posted: October 26th, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »