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    Bangladesh beat SL 2-0 in U-23 qualifiers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:37pm on March 26, 2019

    Bangladesh Under-23 football team ended their campaign in the AFC Under-23 Championship qualifying round with 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their final Group B...

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    Sri Lanka opens work on $3.85b refinery near strategic port

    Agence France-Presse . Hambantota | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing’s takeover...

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    Politics rears its ugly head in Bangladesh football

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 11:19pm on March 22, 2019

    Ranked 192nd in the world just above the likes of Samoa, Montserrat, Cayman Island and struggling neighbours Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh football can rarely...

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    Dual intervention can lead to reduced pressure

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2019

    THE report of the UN high commissioner for human rights would give an indication of the forthcoming decision of the UN Human Rights Council with...

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    The type of leadership that Sri Lanka needs

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    ALTHOUGH decisive presidential elections are only nine months away political mobilisation is not taking place at the mass level at the present time. This accounts...

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    What Lanka prime minister needed to make clearer

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2019

    THE commencement of the UN Human Rights Council session this week has prompted the government to give renewed attention to post-war issues to which the...

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    Jayasuriya handed two-year ban

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2019

    Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption...

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    Sri Lanka seizes 300 kilos of heroin

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28pm on February 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police seized nearly 300 kilograms of heroin worth $17 million, the island’s biggest haul of the narcotic, and arrested two people, spokesman...

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    Sri Lanka GDP growth slowest in 17 years

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    A political crisis in Sri Lanka last year led to the slowest economic expansion in 17 years, the central bank said Friday....

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    Smiling Sri Lanka stun SA

    Agence France-Presse . Port Elizabeth | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne hailed his happy, united team after they completed an historic series triumph against South Africa at St George’s Park in...

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