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    Sri Lanka to probe aircraft deal after Airbus settlement

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:17pm on February 02, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s president ordered a fresh investigation on Sunday into a multi-billion dollar aircraft purchase involving the island’s loss-making national carrier, days after Airbus settled...

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    Commonwealth takes back Maldives after 40 months

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:02am on February 02, 2020

    Commonwealth nations on Saturday welcomed back the Maldives 40 months after it angrily quit the organisation over criticism of its human rights record under strongman...

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    Sri Lanka in third rate cut after Easter bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:31pm on January 30, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s central bank Thursday announced a 50 basis point cut in its benchmark interest rates, the third reduction since the Easter bombings that killed...

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    Sri Lanka govt to probe war missing

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:17pm on January 24, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s presidency said Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing presumed dead from the country’s civil war will only be given out...

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    Lanka president acknowledges thousands of war missing are dead

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:00am on January 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has acknowledged for the first time that more than 23,500 people missing for a decade since the end of the...

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    India, Lanka seek closer military ties to counter China

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on January 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbouring countries after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, to...

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    Hathurusinghe demands $5 mn compensation from Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:59pm on January 05, 2020

    Sacked coach Chandika Hathurusinghe has demanded $5 million in compensation from Sri Lanka Cricket over the premature termination of his contract, an official said Sunday...

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    Sri Lanka orders bus operators to turn down the music

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s government on Thursday gave bus operators two weeks to turn down the notoriously loud music in their vehicles following complaints from passengers. Transport...

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    4 killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:17pm on January 03, 2020

    A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a military official said. The Chinese-built...

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    Maldives seeks to restructure China debt

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:15pm on December 06, 2019

    The Maldives is seeking a ‘diplomatic’ solution to restructure its Chinese debt as the small but strategically located atoll nation struggles with repayments, the foreign...

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