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Shoot-on-sight orders issued to quell Sri Lanka riots

Sri Lanka’s defense ministry on Tuesday ordered troops to shoot on sight people involved in looting or damaging property, a day after mobs targeted the homes of ruling-party politicians. “Security forces have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone looting public property or causing harm to life,” the ministry said. …

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Heavy rain, floods kill at least 17 in Sri Lanka

Heavy rain has lashed Sri Lanka triggering floods and landslides that have killed at least 17 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes, officials said on Monday. After days of rain, rivers on the island nation’s southern and western plains overflowed on the weekend, inundating low-lying areas and …

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