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Sunday May 16th, 2021
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Row as China embassy invites Sri Lanka lawmakers to Colombo Port City

Questions were raised in Sri Lanka's parliament how China's embassy invited them to a 'study tour' of Colombo Port City where a bill to set up a regul...

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Sri Lanka cardinal says ‘deal politics’ undermining Easter attack probe

The head of Catholic church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Monday accused Sri Lanka's government of “deal politics” which he said underm...

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Sri Lanka Cardinal drops a bombshell on eve of blast anniversary

The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church dropped a bombshell Sunday declaring that the 2019 Eeaster attack was “politically” driven and ha...

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Sri Lanka Port City will be a 'Chinese colony' claims monk linked to ruling party

An influential Buddhist monk who has close links to the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has added his voice in opposin...

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Sri Lanka President extends wishes for Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has extended good wishes for the traditional New Year which is celebrated by the island's Sinhala and Tamil c...

Sri Lanka warned against 'Hitler' wish by German envoy

German Ambassador Holger Seubert has warned Sri Lanka against wishing for a 'Hitler' after a minister expressed a wish for President Gotabaya Rajapaks...

India's Prime Minister Modi talks to Sri Lanka President

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a telephone conversation with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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In Sri Lanka an abused child gets “raped” before media and the law

An abused child in Sri Lanka child gets raped again several times in front of the media and the law, Activist Boomi Hare...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted stronger at 193.50/00 levels to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted stronger at 193.50/00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday, while some steady, dea...

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Sri Lanka core group to present resolution at UN Human Rights Council

Several countries that form a 'core group' promoting accountability in Sri Lanka will present a new resolution at the UN...

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Sri Lanka promise to end forced cremations of Covid-19 victims draw calls for action

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s announcement of lifting the ban on burials for Muslim Covid-19 victims was immediat...

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Sri Lanka has rehabilitated 594 child soldiers since end of war: Mohan Peiris

Since the end of the separatist war in 2009, Sri Lanka has rehabilitated 594 former child soldiers recruited by the Libe...

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Major impact on education by Covid on South Asian kids

Neighbours India and Pakistan are experiencing the impact Covid 19 has had on their education systems very differently.

Kshama Ranawana

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Sri Lanka gets demarche, India says shocked over fishermen deaths

India has said it was shocked at the death of three Indian fishermen and a Sri Lanka national after a collision with a S...

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Twitter suspends Donald Trump's account for glorification of violence

Social media network Twitter.com has suspended US President Donald Trump's private account for violating its policies on...

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Sri Lanka seeks vaccines, talks on pharma, tourism, infrastructure investments: India Mini...

Sri Lanka has sought Coronavirus vaccines from India and the two countries had also discussed investments in infrastruc...

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US support if Sri Lanka 'asserts sovereignty against' China

US financial support will be contingent on Sri Lanka asserting its sovereignty "against influence by the People’s Repu...

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Sri Lanka PM wishes Christmas under Covid-19 guidelines

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Christmas message called for a safe Christmas under health guideline...

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Alleged “Baby Farmer” given bail in Moratuwa

A 47-year-old man arrested in Matale for allegedly maintaining ‘baby farms’ was released on conditional bail and two...

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Sri Lanka on the self-sufficient path of North Korea after tax cuts: opposition

Sri Lanka has given tax cuts to the super rich, and is moving on a path towards a North Korea style autarky with import ...

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UNHRC registers complaint made by Sri Lankan child

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has written to the Sri Lankan government seeking details about a compl...

Kshama Ranawana

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Sri Lanka community in Vietnam support typhoon relief efforts

Sri Lanka community in Vietnam and staff of the embassy in Hanoi had raised 66 million dong to support one of the worst ...

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Biden camp pins Presidential hopes mail in votes as Trump cries fraud in cliffhanger

Democratic candidate Joe Biden is counting on mail in ballots in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to help him as cou...

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Sri Lanka opposition claims administration going back on ECT promise

Opposition legislator Harsha de Silva claimed that the government was planning to bring in an Indian party to operate a ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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India High Commission staffer in Sri Lanka infected with Coronavirus

India's High Commission (embassy) in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo said a member of its auxiliary staff has been infected ...

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Pompeo favours Sri Lanka TV over FM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo showed partiality to Sri Lanka’s state TV and a pro-government channel and spent les...

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