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    Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid rigging fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2018

    Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by police raids on the opposition and allegations...

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    Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:04am on September 23, 2018

    Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election that international monitors fear will be...

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    SL slammed as ‘Flop of Asia’

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Sri Lankan newspapers and fans lambasted the national cricket team Tuesday after the former champions were dumped out of the Asia Cup by up-and-coming Afghanistan....

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    Lanka president tells diplomats: pick up phone or pack up

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

    Sri Lanka’s president on Monday justified his decision to sack six diplomats — including an ambassador — for not answering his phone calls, saying more...

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    Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on September 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials...

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    Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:04pm on September 12, 2018

    Animal sacrifices at Hindu temples could be banned in Sri Lanka under new plans announced Wednesday, after growing protests over the rituals from the country's...

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    Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on August 14, 2018

    The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian...

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    Sangakkara says has no ambitions to be next Imran Khan

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:01pm on August 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was...

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    Herath spins SL to series sweep

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2018

    Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana...

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    Herath spins Sri Lanka to series sweep

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:05pm on July 23, 2018

    Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana...

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