Sri Lanka begins shipping back 242 containers of hazardous waste to the United Kingdom, after a Sri Lankan court ruled two weeks ago that their importation violated local and international shipping regulations.
Sri Lanka announces legal action against the owner and manager of the MT "New Diamond" ship which caught fire last Thursday off the coast of the country. Sri Lankan authorities say the lawsuit will be issued under the nation's law. Neither the owner nor manager of the ship commented on the statement.
Myanmar tops the 2015 Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index which measures each country's charitable behavior. Individuals indicate whether they have donated money, volunteered, or helped a stranger in the past month. The United States, which tied with Myanmar last year, is second, followed by New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Ireland, and Malaysia.