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    Bangladesh stick to SL tour despite lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:30pm on April 07, 2021

    Bangladesh will start a two-Test tour of Sri Lanka this month despite renewed coronavirus restrictions at home, Sri Lankan cricket chief Arjuna de Silva said...

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    Lanka Christians honour Easter victims, issue fresh warning

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:32am on April 05, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s Christians on Sunday honoured the 279 people killed in the 2019 Easter bombings as the island’s top Catholic leader warned of street protests...

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    Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes in an over

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:13pm on March 30, 2021

    All-rounder Thisara Perera has become the first Sri Lankan cricketer to hit six sixes off one over during a domestic match in Colombo. The 31-year-old,...

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    SL ignoring local talent for 'garbage' foreign coaches

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:35pm on March 17, 2021

    Former World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga slammed Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday, accusing it of hiring ‘garbage’ foreign coaches while ignoring local talent. Sri Lanka...

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    Sri Lanka brings in deradicalisation detention, bans burqa

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on March 14, 2021

    Sri Lanka Saturday announced using a controversial anti-terror law to deal with religious extremism and gave itself sweeping powers to detain suspects for up to...

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    SL bristles over Chinese doormats featuring flag

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:47am on March 13, 2021

    Sri Lanka has complained to Beijing over Chinese-made doormats featuring the island’s national lion flag being sold through online retail giant Amazon, officials said Friday....

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    Sri Lanka invites foreign minister of Myanmar junta

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:27pm on March 10, 2021

    Sri Lanka has invited the new foreign minister of Myanmar's junta to a regional meeting next month, sparking accusations on social media that Colombo is...

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    Lankan Catholic leaders demand step against Easter bomb attackers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo, Sri Lanka | Updated at 04:09pm on March 07, 2021

    The leader of Sri Lanka’s Catholics demanded that the government find the perpetrators of deadly Easter attacks two years ago, as black-clad worshippers held silent...

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    Lanka allows burial of coronavirus dead

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:32am on March 06, 2021

    Sri Lanka on Friday buried two Muslims who died of COVID-19, formally ending its policy of forced cremations that had sparked international outrage over the...

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    Lanka’s plan to bury Muslim COVID-19 victims on islet sparks outcry

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on March 04, 2021

    A plan by Sri Lanka to bury Muslim coronavirus victims on a remote islet was slammed on Wednesday by locals and the minority community. Colombo...