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    Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:49am on May 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka Tuesday threatened to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council if it pursued war crimes claims allegedly committed by government forces during...

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    Lanka workers asked to give May pay for virus recovery aid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:16pm on May 07, 2020

    Sri Lanka Thursday appealed to its 1.5 million government employees to donate their May salary to the government to boost the economy reeling from the...

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    Lanka faces cash crunch without parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on April 30, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s opposition Wednesday called on the government to urgently recall parliament which was dissolved in March ahead of elections now postponed to June due...

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    Sri Lanka extends lockdown as virus cases spike

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on April 27, 2020

    Sri Lanka has reversed plans to end its virus lockdown on Monday, extending it for another week after a spike in coronavirus infections including at...

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    Lanka falls silent for victims on Easter attacks anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:23pm on April 21, 2020

    Survivors of last year’s devastating Islamist suicide bombings in Sri Lanka held a private anniversary service Tuesday because of a coronavirus lockdown as the nation...

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    Lanka makes cremations compulsory for virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:24pm on April 12, 2020

    Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country’s minority Muslims who say it goes against Islamic tradition. Of...

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    Sri Lanka puts off election due to coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:08am on March 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka has indefinitely postponed parliamentary elections that were scheduled for next month to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. ‘Even if the WHO...

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    England end Sri Lanka cricket tour over virus

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:09pm on March 13, 2020

    England’s cricket team abruptly pulled out of a tour of Sri Lanka on Friday over the ‘unprecedented’ crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A practice...

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    Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on March 02, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election six months ahead of schedule, a state-run newspaper said...

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    Virus slows China’s major projects in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on February 29, 2020

    From an artificial island in Sri Lanka to a bridge in Bangladesh and hydropower projects in Nepal and Indonesia, China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan...

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