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    Reparations office can bind Lankan nation together

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    LIMPING and internally conflicted thought it be, the government of national unity once again showed its value when it got the Office for Reparations bill...

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    Dhaka, Colombo to sign coastal shipping deal soon

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:19am on October 10, 2018

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have finalised the much awaited coastal shipping agreement between the two countries. Sri Lankan development strategies and international trade minister Malik...

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    A promise that needs follow-up

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    SOON after his return from New York where he addressed the UN General Assembly, president Maithripala Sirisena ordered the return of all land in the...

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    Symbolic actions alone insufficient for long-term change in Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    THERE is a likelihood that constitutional reform will be on the political table again....

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    Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:16am on October 01, 2018

    A Maldivian court Sunday granted bail to jailed former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the country’s longest-serving leader, a week after his estranged half-brother was defeated...

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    Jnr Tigers lose to Sri Lanka in opener

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on September 30, 2018

    Hosts Bangladesh began their campaign of the Under-19 Asia Cup on a sour note when they lost to Sri Lanka by six wickets at the...

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    Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    Sri Lanka announced a raft of restrictions Saturday in a bid to slow down imports of cars and luxury goods as the country faces a...

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    Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on September 27, 2018

    Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday....

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    Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on September 26, 2018

    Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in...

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    South Asian Youth Summit starts in Colombo on Nov 28

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on September 25, 2018

    The second South Asian Youth Summit - 2018 would begin from November 28 in Sri Lankan capital Colombo....