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Sunday September 19th, 2021
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Sri Lanka ex-PM's UNP polls less than 5-pct in declared Colombo seats

Sri Lanka's United National Party led by ex-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has polled less than 5 percent in declar...

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SLPP will get two-thirds majority with the assistance of allied parties - Chandrapala Wijepala

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and its allies will reach a two-thirds majority at the end of the night, a senior party ...

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Sri Lanka Podujana Party leads in results declared

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is leading with over 70 polling divisions out of 196 declared i...

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Rejected votes beat Sri Lanka’s ex-PM

Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe suffered a huge humiliation when early results showed that the votes received...

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Govt will not register all Social Media users only foreign operators - Keheliya

Sri Lanka is planning to register foreign digital operators as these “digital multinational conglomerates are overwhel...

Sri Lankans in the West protest over Muslim Covid burials issue

Sri Lankans overseas are staging protests in cities in several Western countries against the Sri Lanka government’s fo...

Gnanasara thero of Sri Lanka appears suddenly on the side of angels

Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero has suddenly appeared on the side of angels slamming a...

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Mangala on Sri Lanka's ethno-religious politicking - The Cardinal Truth

Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera who has a history of speaking out against nationalist hate and communal...

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Resignations of Sri Lanka Muslim ministers have echoes of Amirthalingam ouster: Navin

The mass resignation of Muslim ministers over the harassment of their community in the wake of an extremist Islamist att...

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UN-backed ICCPr law mis-used to oppress minority women in Sri Lanka: legislator

Sri Lanka is using a UN sponsored law to oppress minority Muslims, slamming pregnant women in jail for half covering the...

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Sri Lanka Easter bomber Zaharan paid salary by government: Kiriella

Suicide bomber Mohammed Zaharan who led an extremist Islamist suicide group had been paid a salary by the government, Mi...

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Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse after Easter bombings

Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers resigned en masse Monday over widespread hate attacks against their community in the wake o...

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Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers resign over rising harassment

Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers have resigned protesting rising hate and harassment of their community, despite helping sec...

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Protests over Muslim politicians grip Sri Lankan city

Demonstrations by several thousand people gripped Sri Lanka's pilgrim city of Kandy on Monday as Buddhist monks demanded...

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Sri Lanka Muslim Provincial Governors resign as protests mount

Governors of two provinces in Sri Lanka has resigned the office of President Maithripala Sirisena said as protesting mon...

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Sri Lanka police chief makes explosive revelations in court filing

Sri Lanka's police chief Pujith Jayasundera, now on compulsory leave, following Easter Sunday bomb attacks, has petition...

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Sri Lanka frees convicts to mark Buddhist anniversary

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday granted an amnesty to 762 convicts to mark a key Buddhist anniversary,...

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Sri Lanka failed to arrest Easter bomber despite warnings

Sri Lankan authorities failed to arrest the jihadist who led the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people despite mo...

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Sri Lanka finance ministry director held over ‘antique’ ammunition

Police have detained for questioning the media director at Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance Mohamed Hassen over the disco...

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Sri Lanka political parties need internal democracy: Eran

Sri Lanka's political parties should follow a democratic process in selecting leaders and candidates for elections, Stat...

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Sri Lanka may not renew emergency: President

Sri Lanka's security forces had made rapid progress in restoring security after Easter Sunday blasts and emergency law m...

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Sri Lanka detain nearly 100 in anti-Islamist swoops

Sri Lanka's military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islam...

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Sri Lanka to open parliamentary probe on Easter blast failure

Sri Lanka will open a parliamentary select committee probe into Easter suicide attacks which happened despite a prior wa...

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Sri Lanka troops launch major hunt for Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Sri Lanka's military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suici...

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Finance minister slams Judenboykott, Kristallnacht re-enaction against Muslims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera slammed a Nazi-style boycott of Muslim businesses and mob violence unle...

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Women victimised at times of crisis - activists

A collective of women's rights activists said yesterday (23) that women, being a vulnerable part of society, are victimi...

Nisali De Silva

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