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    Sri Lanka offers tax cuts, subsidies to revive jinxed airport

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:57pm on February 28, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s new government on Friday offered tax breaks and subsidised fuel to revive the island’s second international airport built with Chinese loans but which...

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    France asks Sri Lanka to honour UN pledges on rights

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:28pm on February 27, 2020

    France Thursday asked Sri Lanka to end impunity and ensure ethnic reconciliation a day after Colombo withdrew from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged atrocities...

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    Maldives gets Amal Clooney for Rohingyas in UN court

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:17am on February 27, 2020

    The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN’s highest court in seeking...

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    Sri Lanka clinch ODI thriller

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:06pm on February 22, 2020

    A late cameo by Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka pull off a thrilling chase to edge out West Indies by one wicket in the first...

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    Sri Lanka won’t honour UN pledge on war probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:02am on February 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who oversaw a brutal end to a decades-long conflict with Tamil separatists, said Wednesday the country was withdrawing from...

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    Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:03am on February 17, 2020

    Sri Lanka on Sunday said the US should reconsider its decision to refuse entry to the island’s army chief over his alleged war crimes and...

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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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