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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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    Sri Lanka offers tax cuts, subsidies to revive jinxed airport

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:57pm on February 28, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s new government on Friday offered tax breaks and subsidised fuel to revive the island’s second international airport built with Chinese loans but which...

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    France asks Sri Lanka to honour UN pledges on rights

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:28pm on February 27, 2020

    France Thursday asked Sri Lanka to end impunity and ensure ethnic reconciliation a day after Colombo withdrew from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged atrocities...

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    Maldives gets Amal Clooney for Rohingyas in UN court

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:17am on February 27, 2020

    The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN’s highest court in seeking...

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    Sri Lanka clinch ODI thriller

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:06pm on February 22, 2020

    A late cameo by Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka pull off a thrilling chase to edge out West Indies by one wicket in the first...

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    Sri Lanka won’t honour UN pledge on war probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:02am on February 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who oversaw a brutal end to a decades-long conflict with Tamil separatists, said Wednesday the country was withdrawing from...

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    Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:03am on February 17, 2020

    Sri Lanka on Sunday said the US should reconsider its decision to refuse entry to the island’s army chief over his alleged war crimes and...