As aid groups brace for a dengue fever outbreak among flood survivors in Sri Lanka, Australia will chip in $500,000 for emergency assistance.

SriLankan Airlines has announced it will operate a non-stop service out of Melbourne Airport from 29 October 2017.

The new route will carry passengers between Melbourne and Colombo on an Airbus330-200 aircraft.

[media release] As you are aware adverse weather conditions affecting 230, 571 individuals of 56, 529 families in 14 districts of Sri Lanka. As of 1600 hrs of 27 May 2017, 100 deaths have been reported and 91 individuals declared missing.

 President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Australia on a state visit today.

Regulations are likely to be relaxed in the issue of visas to Sri Lankans currently holding foreign citizenship, investors, students and others, a Cabinet Minister said.  

EXCLUSIVE | SriLankan Airlines will begin flying between Melbourne and Colombo towards the end of this year, marking the airline's long-awaited return to Australian skies. 

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