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    Sri Lanka bans protests against Shia pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on September 02, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shia holy day, the first on the island since the...

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    Lanka’s new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on August 28, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s new army chief on Monday brushed aside international outrage over his appointment, saying ‘anyone can make allegations’ that he had committed war crimes....

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    New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka to level series

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    New Zealand held their nerve to clinch a hard-fought and comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in fading light in the second Test Monday and level...

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    Latham ton drives New Zealand

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:07am on August 25, 2019

    A sparkling century by Tom Latham powered New Zealand’s first innings reply after Sri Lanka posted 244 on day three of the rain-hit second Test...

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    Sri Lanka ends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:15am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President...

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    Sri Lanka cuts rates as economy struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka's central bank cut its main lending rate Friday for the second time in three months hoping to lift the economy as its struggles...

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    Boult, Southee rattle Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Trent Boult and Tim Southee led New Zealand’s charge against Sri Lanka on day two of the rain-hit second Test in Colombo on Friday. The...

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    Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka on rain-hit first day

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka to 85 for two at stumps on a rain-hit day one of the second Test against New Zealand in...

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    Sri Lanka rejects int’l criticism of new army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:12am on August 21, 2019

    Sri Lanka Tuesday rejected as ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’ mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation’s...

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    Ex wartime defence chief to run for Sri Lanka president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary, who faces trials at home and in the US for alleged corruption and murder, will enter this year’s presidential race,...

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