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    SL reign in Colombo

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on July 22, 2018

    Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday -- a 365-run overall lead -- as they sought a whitewash triumph...

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    SA bounce back with Maharaj’s 8-for

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2018

    Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight back on...

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    Galle stadium faces axe over Dutch Fort

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:48pm on July 20, 2018

    Sri Lanka's picturesque Galle cricket stadium could be demolished because its pavilion stand violated heritage laws protecting a 17th century Dutch fort, the government said...

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    Proteas bounce back with Maharaj's eight-for

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:42pm on July 20, 2018

    Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight back on...

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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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