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    Lanka faces legal challenges in bid to resume hangings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:07pm on June 30, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president is facing fresh legal challenges in his attempt to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and start executing drug convicts, officials...

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    S Lanka police overturn local council ban on Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:36am on June 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating...

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    Top Sri Lanka defence official faces charges over Easter attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:55am on June 25, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s most senior defence official on Monday became the latest government figure to face possible criminal charges over ‘major lapses’ linked to the Easter...

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    Sri Lanka president seeks to roll back his political reforms

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:42am on June 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president Sunday called for sweeping reforms to the country’s constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying they are responsible...

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    Sri Lanka extends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on June 23, 2019

    A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s president Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday...

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    Sri Lanka celebrates shock win

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

    Streets in Sri Lanka were lit up by firecrackers and front pages celebrated victory after the national cricket team’s stunning World Cup win over England....

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    Sri Lanka abusing UN law to make arrests: rights group

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on June 18, 2019

    Media activists on Monday accused Sri Lankan police of using a UN convention on hate speech to crack down on media freedom and the country’s...

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    Maldives seeks foreign help to deal with IS fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on June 16, 2019

    The Maldives Saturday called for international help to rehabilitate up to 160 of its nationals languishing in Syrian detention camps after the defeat of the...

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    Saudi Arabia repatriates 5 Sri Lankans

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:55am on June 15, 2019

    Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and repatriated Friday, police said. Correcting...

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    Easter bombers on Sri Lanka payroll: Muslim leader

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:11pm on June 12, 2019

    The Islamic extremists behind Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings received funding from state intelligence services, a top Muslim leader told a parliamentary investigation.The comments by...