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    EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:16am on July 17, 2018

    EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it...

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    Nasheed pulls out of Maldives election

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2018

    The exiled former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, withdrew on Friday his candidacy for September’s contentious elections against incumbent Abdulla Yameen who has jailed...

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    Maldives sets vote with opposition in jail or exile

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:15am on June 09, 2018

    The Maldives has set the date for its next presidential election with incumbent Abdulla Yameen in a commanding position - and his two main rivals...

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    Sri Lanka arrests ruling party dissident as political crisis deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:32am on April 17, 2018

    Sri Lankan police Monday arrested a leading dissident within president Maithripala Sirisena’s party, deepening political tensions on the island after the head of state suspended...

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    Six ministers quit Lanka’s troubled govt

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:11am on April 13, 2018

    Six ministers quit Sri Lanka’s troubled coalition government, forcing prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to patch up his cabinet Thursday ahead of a wider reshuffle....

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    Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties in power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on March 29, 2018

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday reduced the responsibilities of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition....

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    India praise ‘Fearless Bangladesh’

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 20, 2018

    India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their ‘fearless cricket’ after the Twenty20 minnows came within one ball of a shock victory in the tri-series...

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    Karthik breaks Tigers’ hearts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:45am on March 19, 2018

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit a last-ball six in his blazing cameo to help India edge out Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch the Twenty20 tri-series...

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    Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 18, 2018

    Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by president Abdulla Yameen,...

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    India wary of ‘tricky’ Tigers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 18, 2018

    India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik Saturday said Bangladesh are always a tricky opposition and that his team would bring high intensity to the Twenty20 tri-series final...

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