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    Sri Lanka bans remembrance of killed Tamil Tigers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 04:57pm on November 27, 2020

    Commemorations for Tamil Tiger rebels killed in Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war were banned on Friday after court petitions by the government of strongman president...

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    Virus infections, dropouts hit Sri Lanka cricket league

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:37pm on November 21, 2020

    Two foreign players tested positive for coronavirus as they arrived in Sri Lanka for a thrice-delayed Twenty20 cricket tournament, officials said Friday as several other...

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    Zoysa slams ICC over corruption verdict

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:47am on November 21, 2020

    Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa on Friday accused the International Cricket Council of announcing that he had been found guilty of match corruption...

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    Lanka returns illegal waste to UK after court order

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:17pm on October 31, 2020

    Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by...

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    China blasts ‘bully’ US ahead of Pompeo visit to Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 03:38pm on October 27, 2020

    China warned the United States not to ‘coerce and bully’ Sri Lanka ahead of a visit Tuesday to the strategically-placed island by US secretary of...

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    Lanka parliament gives president sweeping powers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on October 24, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday voted to give president Gotabaya Rajapaksa widespread powers to appoint top officials and dissolve the legislature after an acrimonious two-day...

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    Gayle leads star imports for delayed LPL

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 04:34pm on October 20, 2020

    Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite were among 23 star imports named Tuesday for the twice-postponed Lanka Premier League which will...

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    Sri Lanka Premier League draft postponed after virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:52am on October 09, 2020

    The draft for Sri Lanka's upcoming Premier League tournament has been postponed, the cricket board said Thursday, as the island nation battles to contain its...

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    Sri Lanka to ban cattle slaughter

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on September 30, 2020

    The slaughter of cattle will soon be banned in Sri Lanka, the government said Tuesday, in a move widely viewed as a concession to increasingly...

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    Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:47pm on September 27, 2020

    Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste that the government said was brought into the island in violation of international laws governing...