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    Convicted murderer sworn in as Lankan MP

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:54am on September 09, 2020

    A Sri Lankan politician sentenced to death for murder was escorted out of prison on Tuesday to become the first convict to be sworn in...

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    Lanka president vows to scrap reforms limiting his power

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:02am on August 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s president vowed Wednesday to abolish a controversial constitutional provision restricting his powers as he opened a new parliamentary session following his party’s sweeping...

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    Lanka president strengthens Rajapaksa dynasty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:58am on August 13, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa named two more relatives to a new government unveiled Wednesday, further consolidating his family’s grip on power. His brother Mahinda...

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    Sri Lanka postpones cricket league over quarantine rules

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:08pm on August 11, 2020

    Sri Lanka's cricket board Tuesday indefinitely postponed the new premier league tournament scheduled for later this month as health authorities insisted on a two-week quarantine...

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    Election triumph gives Rajapaksas a tighter grip on Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on August 08, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers secured a two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election that will allow them to rewrite the constitution and increase their power,...

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    Rajapaksa brothers seek to consolidate power in Lanka vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on August 06, 2020

    Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots Wednesday for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on...

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    Rajapaksa brothers look to tighten grip in Lanka polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:21am on August 05, 2020

    Sri Lankans head to the polls Wednesday with the ruling Rajapaksa brothers looking for a super-majority in parliament to change the constitution and unravel democratic...

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    Sri Lanka court blocks president’s sand mining concessions

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:37pm on July 17, 2020

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday blocked president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s controversial move to relax restrictions on sand mining and transport which conservationists said threatened fragile...

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    Lanka shuts schools again as coronavirus cases surge

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:31am on July 14, 2020

    Sri Lanka ordered government schools across the nation to shut Monday, just a week after they re-opened, following a surge in new coronavirus cases. The...

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    Lanka cancels election rallies over new coronavirus wave

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:44pm on July 12, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus...

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