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Sri Lanka

Update: 4 confirmed dead, 1 injured in Sri Lankan air force plane crash - @AP

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Aturugiriya, Western, LK

Police: 2 killed when military plane crashes near Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka - @colombogazette

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's health minister Maithripala Sirisena says he will be opposition candidate in January poll against current president Mahinda Rajapaksa - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa announces presidential election, seeks unprecedented third term - @Reuters

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Haiyan

Pope Francis to host luncheon for Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan during Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines - @AP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN human rights spokesman says Sri Lanka's attempts to 'sabotage' a UN inquiry into war crimes are an affront to the UN - @Reuters

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India

Indian minister says fishermen sentenced to death on smuggling charges in Sri Lanka will be freed - @ibnlive

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Sri Lanka officials warn of more landslides - @AP

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India

Indian politician decries decision by Sri Lankan court sentencing 5 indian fishermen to death for transporting narcotics - @timesofindia

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Heavy rains disrupt search for scores of people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslide - @AFP

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Soldiers using heavy diggers step up their desperate search for victims of a landslide in central Sri Lanka - @AFP

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Government minister estimates more than 100 killed in mudslide in central Sri Lanka - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Update: More than 250 people missing after a massive mudslide in Sri Lanka - @AJENews

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

At least 150 missing and 3 dead in landslide after monsoon rains in central Sri Lanka, officials say - @BBCBreaking

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Sri Lanka monsoon rain flooding 2014

Mudslide in central Sri Lanka buries rows of workers' houses at tea estate; officials checking for causalities - @AP

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to hold snap presidential poll in January, per government spokesman - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

Sri Lanka to refuse visas to UN war crimes investigators, president says - @AFP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN human rights chief says can conduct an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka without visiting the country - @Reuters

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN

Sri Lanka's Under-16 cricket team asked to leave Chennai, India, due to security reasons - @IBNLiveRealtime

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Sri Lanka

#BREAKING: Federal Government confirms intention to send 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Curtin Detention Centre. - @abcnews

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