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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...

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    Lanka makes cremations compulsory for virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:24pm on April 12, 2020

    Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country’s minority Muslims who say it goes against Islamic tradition. Of...

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    Nasir, Anamul sink into oblivion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:55pm on March 27, 2020

    Bangladesh won their first match against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka today exactly seven years ago but two of the heroes of that match, Anamul...

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    Dealing with COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2020

    FOR three months Sri Lankans watched the burgeoning coronavirus crisis in other parts of the world with a measure of equanimity as something that was...

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    Higher duty of care owed to one’s own citizens

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 12, 2020

    THE US government has rejected the war crimes allegations against it in regard to its conduct of the war in Afghanistan. This is yet another...

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    Reconciliation process in words and in deeds

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2020

    THE significance of foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s speech at the ongoing UN Human Rights Commission session in Geneva must not be missed. There is a...

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    Bangladesh women lose to Sri Lanka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:28pm on March 02, 2020

    Bangladesh women’s cricket team suffered a thumping nine-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Monday to end their campaign in Women’s Twenty20 World Cup...

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    Bangladesh face Sri Lanka in battle for top-8 finish

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on March 01, 2020

    Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun urged her team-mates to improve their batting to avoid the 2022 qualifier’s round when they take on Sri Lanka in their...

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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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