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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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    Sri Lanka looks for Easter attack survivors to help probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:27am on September 06, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Thursday issued an appeal to trace seven people thought to have survived the Easter bombings but who then went missing without speaking...

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    Sri Lanka bans protests against Shia pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on September 02, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shia holy day, the first on the island since the...

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    Lanka’s new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on August 28, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s new army chief on Monday brushed aside international outrage over his appointment, saying ‘anyone can make allegations’ that he had committed war crimes....

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    New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka to level series

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    New Zealand held their nerve to clinch a hard-fought and comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in fading light in the second Test Monday and level...

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