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    Lanka army chief sparks uproar over political endorsement

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on October 17, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s army chief came under fire Wednesday after apparently endorsing Gotabhaya Rajapakse for next month’s presidential election, a day after the front-running candidate vowed...

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    Rajapakse vows to scrap war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on October 16, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s front-running presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapakse vowed Tuesday that if elected he will scrap Colombo’s pledge to investigate war crimes committed during his brother...

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    Sri Lanka faces costliest election

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    A record number of candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidential poll next month has led to the longest-ever ballot paper and the most expensive vote in...

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    Rajapakse clan steps up new bid for power

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:16am on October 08, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s election commission on Monday agreed to let the brother of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse stand in the country’s presidential election, despite a string...

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    Lanka president gives up re-election bid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on October 07, 2019

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to stand for re-election in November polls as the politically influential Rajapakse family nominated two candidates by...

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    Sri Lanka leave for Pakistan despite security concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s depleted national cricket squad left for Pakistan on Tuesday expressing confidence in security promises by the hosts despite reports that the team could...

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    Lanka orders fresh probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:02am on September 23, 2019

    A fresh inquiry into the Easter suicide bombings that hit Sri Lanka killing at least 258 people was ordered by president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday,...

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    Sri Lanka sets Nov 16 for presidential polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on September 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Wednesday announced it will hold presidential polls on November 16, nearly two months before the incumbent’s term ends. Commission chairman Mahinda...

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    Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour despite terror fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan despite fears that players could be the targets of terror...

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    Two die after Sri Lanka faith healing

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:23am on September 09, 2019

    Two people died from heat exhaustion after attending a mass open air faith healing session in northeast Sri Lanka which left 13 others fighting for...

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