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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)



Philautus Asankai, a
powder-blue mountain frog, a new species discovered from Sri Lanka’s central
highlands. (AFP)

Conservationists in Sri Lanka, the world’s top spot for frogs, have discovered 35 new species of the amphibians — only to find that another 19 species have died out.



Philautus Asankai, a
powder-blue mountain frog, a new species discovered from Sri Lanka’s central
highlands. (AFP)

Conservationists in Sri Lanka, the world’s top spot for frogs, have discovered 35 new species of the amphibians — only to find that another 19 species have died out. Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Heritage Trust (WHT), in a report to be published Thursday, blames habitat loss on the tropical island for the die-off.
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