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    Maldives to lift state of emergency

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 21, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen will lift a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday and the government will bring bribery charges against former leader Maumoon Abdul...

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    Tigers lose to India in tri-series

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on March 09, 2018

    Opener Shikhar Dhawan struck his second successive fifty to guide India to a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the Twenty20 Tri-Series match in Colombo on...

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    Perera powers SL to win in tri-series opener

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:55am on March 07, 2018

    Kusal Perera struck a belligerent 66 off 37 balls to set up a five-wicket victory for hosts Sri Lanka against India in the Nidahas Twenty20...

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    Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 08, 2018

    Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country’s minority Muslims, officials said, even after the...

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    Sri Lanka shops, mosque damaged as Buddhists, Muslims clash

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on February 28, 2018

    At least five people were wounded and several shops and a mosque damaged in a clash between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims in eastern...

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    Lanka nabs 19 after Buddhist, Muslim clash

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured,...

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    Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    A Sri Lankan court remanded a Buddhist monk in custody on Monday after charging him with leading hardline nationalists in a protest against 31 Rohingya...

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    UN raps Lanka’s slow progress on tackling war crimes

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on July 15, 2017

    The United Nations criticised Sri Lanka on Friday for slow progress in addressing war crimes and past human rights abuses and said the international community...

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    ‘Silk Road’ project in Sri Lanka delayed on China’s tough stance

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 11:16pm on February 16, 2017

    China will delay a planned $1.1 billion investment in a port on its modern-day ‘Silk Road’ until Sri Lanka clears legal and political obstacles to...

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    SL back Mathews as captain until 2019 WC

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 10:39pm on January 20, 2017

    Sri Lanka Cricket has not lost faith in skipper Angelo Mathews despite the team’s Test drubbing in South Africa and backed him to continue as...