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    Sri Lanka’s new govt will halve VAT

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 11:13pm on November 27, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s new government had decided to reduce value-added tax (VAT) to 8 per cent from 15 per cent with effect from December 1, cabinet...

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    Sri Lanka’s ex-defence chief Rajapaksa wins presidency

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:09pm on November 17, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country...

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    Sri Lanka presidential race tightens

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:33am on November 16, 2019

    Sri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a ‘finely balanced’ race between the early favourite, former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister...

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    Sri Lanka court dismisses challenge to Rajapaksa’s citizenship

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:31am on October 05, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in...

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    Lankan presidential nominee faces court test over nationality

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 01:03am on October 01, 2019

    A court in Sri Lanka set up a three-judge panel on Monday to hear a petition challenging the citizenship of presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which...

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    Rajapaksa would restore relations with China

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on September 21, 2019

    Sri Lankan presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would ‘restore relations’ with the country’s top lender China if he wins the November 16 vote and met with...

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    Best and worst day’ now in past: Guptill

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2019

    New Zealand’s Martin Guptill went through ‘the best and worst day’ of his career during last month’s Cricket World Cup final against England but the...

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    Grandhomme, Watling give New Zealand lead

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    Half centuries from Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling gave New Zealand a first-innings lead of 138 against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of...

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    Sri Lanka risks losing debt market access if future government policy changes

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    Sri Lanka could lose access to global debt markets if a new government shifts away from the country’s current fiscal policy that’s aimed at shoring...

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    Sri Lanka tourism industry begins to recover after attacks

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, badly hurt by Easter day bombings, is showing signs of gradual recovery, industry executives say, although a national election later this...