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    Sri Lanka seeks $2.2 bn from China amid shrinking reserves 

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 07:03pm on February 25, 2021

    Sri Lanka is seeking $2.2 billion from Chinese banks, the government said Thursday, in echoes of a borrowing binge more than a decade ago that...

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    Sri Lanka Tamils defy ban to stage independence day protest

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 08:20pm on February 04, 2021

    Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils defied bans to stage protests as the Sinhala-majority government celebrated its independence day with a military parade. Demonstrators marched in...

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    Sri Lankan ex-minister jailed for saying judges are corrupt

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 10:19am on January 13, 2021

    An outspoken Sri Lankan opposition politician was jailed Tuesday for four years over his remarks alleging the majority of judges in the South Asian nation...

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    Sri Lanka cremates Muslim COVID-19 victims

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 09:20pm on December 09, 2020

    Sri Lanka said Wednesday it would cremate the bodies of 19 Muslim coronavirus victims, overriding the families' objections against the contentious policy. The island nation...

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    Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 04:59pm on December 02, 2020

    Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for the second time in a week on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled arrival of another...

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    Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 02:52pm on August 03, 2020

    A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday....

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    Sri Lanka rangers spot possible rare baby elephant twins

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 04:03pm on July 08, 2020

    A pair of baby elephants feeding from the same mother have been spotted in a Sri Lankan national park, with officials speculating Wednesday the two...

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    Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 01:05pm on July 05, 2020

    Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after being allegedly involved in a fatal crash with a cyclist, who died instantly, just outside the...

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    Dharmasena admits World Cup final 'error'

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 02:53pm on July 21, 2019

    The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an...

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    15 killed as Sri Lanka forces raid Islamist hideout

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Fifteen people including six children died in a battle between Sri Lankan security forces and suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the latest fallout...

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