Krishan Francis
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Owners of poached elephants in Sri Lanka may escape sanction
by Krishan Francis - July 8, 2017 - 8:23pm
A group of wealthy businessmen, a Buddhist priest and other social higher-ups on trial in Sri Lanka for allegedly keeping illegally captured elephants may get their animals back — legally.
Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151
by Krishan Francis - May 28, 2017 - 8:16pm
Sri Lankan rescuers on yesterday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing.
EU restores preferential tax concessions to Sri Lanka
by Krishan Francis - May 17, 2017 - 12:00am
The European Union announced yesterday it is restoring a preferential tax concession for goods imported from Sri Lanka that it withdrew seven years ago over alleged human rights abuses.
Nationalists protest UN chief's visit to Sri Lanka
by Krishan Francis - September 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Sri Lankan ethnic Sinhalese nationalists on Thursday protested the United Nations chief's visit to the island nation, accusing him of interfering in its internal affairs.
India says Maldives leader committed to 'India first' policy
by Krishan Francis - October 11, 2015 - 3:41pm
India said on yesterday that the Maldives leader has committed to an "India first" policy in talks with its external affairs minister, a step that would signal improving ties between the two nations that had soured...
Multinational experts to handle Maldives boat blast probe
by Krishan Francis - September 28, 2015 - 4:42pm
A minister from the Maldives said investigations into yesterday's blast on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's speedboat will soon be taken over by multinational experts.
In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe
by Krishan Francis - August 26, 2015 - 1:23pm
The United States said yesterday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's UN human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged...
Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist hard-liners join hands
by Krishan Francis - September 30, 2014 - 4:21am
A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement would join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to "protect" Buddhists, whom he called an endangered world minority...
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