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Sri Lanka prime minister wins no-confidence vote

Sri Lanka's prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated a no-confidence motion in parliament late Wednesday but political tensions rose after 13 MPs from an allied...

Sri Lankan prison official arrested over Welikada inmate massacre

SRI LANKAN police Thursday (29) arrested a top prison official over a massacre of 27 inmates that became an icon of grave rights abuses...

US denies entry to son of former Sri Lankan president

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer...
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Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency after anti-Muslim riots

SRI LANKA'S president announced Sunday (18) he is lifting a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago to quell anti-Muslim riots in which...

Sri Lanka struggles to restore order after riots

MOBS torched Muslim-owned businesses in a central Sri Lanka district on Wednesday (7) as hundreds of police and troops struggled to restore order after...

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashes

SRI LANKA declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days on Tuesday (6) to stop the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman...

Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote

Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition faces its first polls test Saturday with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of...

Sri Lanka president restores ban on women buying alcohol

Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction. Maithripala Sirisena said...

Civil War: Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure on Saturday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from...
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Sri Lanka appoints first Tamil Navy chief after four decades 

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed an officer from the island's Tamil minority to head the navy for the first time since a separatist...

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