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    Sri Lanka lifts wedding reception ban

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:10pm on May 22, 2020

    Sri Lanka lifted a ban Friday on wedding receptions as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions, but grooms may not kiss the bride —...

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    Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:49am on May 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka Tuesday threatened to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council if it pursued war crimes claims allegedly committed by government forces during...

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    Bilateral series not a priority

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on May 20, 2020

    ICC events are the first priority for Bangladesh, not bilateral series, said Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan, which once again put Bangladesh’s Sri Lanka...

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    Sri Lanka lights ray of hope for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:30pm on May 18, 2020

    Bangladesh cricket finally sees some light at the end of the tunnel, as Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday expressed their willingness to go ahead with...

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    Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:04am on May 14, 2020

    Facebook has apologised for its role in the deadly communal unrest that shook Sri Lanka two years ago after an investigation found that hate speech...

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    Uncertainty thickens over Sri Lanka tour

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05pm on May 13, 2020

    The Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka was thrown into more uncertainty after the International Cricket Council decided to postpone July’s ICC Women’s World...

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    Lanka workers asked to give May pay for virus recovery aid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:16pm on May 07, 2020

    Sri Lanka Thursday appealed to its 1.5 million government employees to donate their May salary to the government to boost the economy reeling from the...

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    Lanka faces cash crunch without parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on April 30, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s opposition Wednesday called on the government to urgently recall parliament which was dissolved in March ahead of elections now postponed to June due...

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    Sri Lanka extends lockdown as virus cases spike

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on April 27, 2020

    Sri Lanka has reversed plans to end its virus lockdown on Monday, extending it for another week after a spike in coronavirus infections including at...

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    Lanka falls silent for victims on Easter attacks anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:23pm on April 21, 2020

    Survivors of last year’s devastating Islamist suicide bombings in Sri Lanka held a private anniversary service Tuesday because of a coronavirus lockdown as the nation...