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Sri Lanka’s new government to discuss fresh war crimes probe with UN
Graft complaint lodged against embattled former Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa
Charges of post-election coup attempt denied by Sri Lanka ex-president Rajapaksa
Rajapaksa asked army to intervene after losing Sri Lanka presidency, says new administration
Sri Lanka Muslim party resigns from Rajapaksa government ahead of snap polls
Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka’s ruling party was set for a purge on Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapaksa in snap elections called for January.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Sri Lanka’s ruling party was set for a purge on Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapaksa in snap elections called for January.

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls
Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe
Sri Lanka has ‘nothing to hide’ over rights, president insists
South Africans dominate ICC Test team
Man arrested for swallowing diamond at Sri Lanka gem fair
‘Diamond swallower’ was a bluff, Sri Lankan police say
Kiwi paceman Southee jolts Sri Lanka
Amnesty accuses Sri Lanka of targeting judges
Anti-Western protests grip Sri Lanka amid World T20

Sri Lanka’s police barricaded the US embassy in Colombo for the second time in four days on Monday, as thousands of Muslims gathered to denounce an anti-Islam film.

24 Sep 2012 - 8:14PM

Sri Lanka’s police barricaded the US embassy in Colombo for the second time in four days on Monday, as thousands of Muslims gathered to denounce an anti-Islam film.

Anti-Western protests grip Sri Lanka amid World T20
Australia, Pakistan squeeze into T20 semis

Australia and Pakistan squeezed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals as India and South Africa packed their bags after a topsy-turvy last round of Super Eight matches.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Australia and Pakistan squeezed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals as India and South Africa packed their bags after a topsy-turvy last round of Super Eight matches.

Australia, Pakistan squeeze into T20 semis
Sri Lanka clash over Tamil rebel remembrance
Sri Lanka frees Tamil Tiger leader: official
Defeated Hafeez proud of Pakistan team
Sri Lanka taxi drivers support removal of top judge
Sri Lanka to proceed with the first provincial polls
S Koreans killed in Sri Lanka lightning strike, not Chinese
Chinese ‘diamond’ swallower fined in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka becoming more authoritarian, says UN rights chief
West Indies stun Sri Lanka to grab T20 title
Sri Lanka Muslims shut down mosque after Buddhist attacks

Sri Lanka’s Muslim leaders closed down a new mosque in Colombo on Monday after attacks by a Buddhist mob revived simmering religious tensions and sparked US concern.

13 Aug 2013 - 12:18AM

Sri Lanka’s Muslim leaders closed down a new mosque in Colombo on Monday after attacks by a Buddhist mob revived simmering religious tensions and sparked US concern.

Sri Lanka Muslims shut down mosque after Buddhist attacks
Windies party after sweet T20 victory
Sri Lanka detains Australian and NZ lawmakers over rights abuses probe
Sri Lanka ruling party moves to impeach top judge