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Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus
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Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen in Chennai
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Spills and thrills as tuk tuks battle in Sri Lanka
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Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin
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Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission
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Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians
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'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says
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Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu
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WOp Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa arrives in Maldives to evacuate 700 Indian Citizens
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Indian Navy proud to be part of Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa Commander
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Sri Lanka's national men's cricket team return to training
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Op Samudra Setu: Indian Envoy to Sri Lanka thanks GOI for repatriation of stranded Indians
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Op Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa arrives in Colombo to repatriate 700 stranded Indians
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Two sloth bears strike up rare friendship
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Gopal Baglay appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka delays general election for second time, sets August 5 as new dateSri Lanka will hold its general election on Aug. 5, the head of the nation's election commission said at a news briefing on Wednesday, delaying the parliamentary vote for a second time as the country..
Sri Lanka to reopen some tourism in August with restrictions - officialSri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday.
Federal Government ordered to pay $200,000 in Biloela family caseThe Federal Government has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in legal fees for a Biloela family fighting their deportation to Sri Lanka.
Pan-Pan! Facebook plea gets Sri Lankan chef off Italy-bound cruiseA Sri Lankan chef stuck aboard a cruise ship headed to Europe managed to get ashore in Colombo this week after issuing a social media plea for help from his government.
One dead in Sri Lanka jail clash as South Asia tries to stem virusOne prisoner died and three others were injured when fighting broke out on Saturday in a Sri Lankan jail over rumors of coronavirus, as governments across South Asia tightened restrictions on movement..
Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battleSri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people.
Pakistan urges calm as coronavirus cases surge, Sri Lanka stops flightsPakistan's prime minister has urged calm after its tally of coronavirus cases rose to 245 while Sri Lanka sealed itself off and shut its stock market on Wednesday, fuelling fears that South Asian..
Sri Lanka bans all incoming flights for two weeks to combat coronavirus: government spokesmanSri Lanka said on Tuesday said it will ban all incoming flights for two weeks from 1830 GMT on Wednesday to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweetKuwait suspended on Saturday all flights to and from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Sri-Lanka for a week starting on Saturday, Kuwait's civil aviation directorate said in a..
Biloela Tamil family face long wait on deportation decisionA Sri Lankan Tamil family who settled in the Queensland town of Biloela is facing a months-long wait to learn if they'll be allowed to return home.
Biloela Tamil family's deportation fight resumes in the Federal CourtA Sri Lankan Tamil family who settled in the Queensland town of Biloela is continuing its final fight in the Federal Court against deportation to Sri Lanka.
U.S. bans Sri Lankan army chief from entry, citing civil war abusesThe United States barred Sri Lanka's army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009..
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abusesThe United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's army chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country's civil war in 2009,..
Double trouble: Sri Lanka's twin gathering marred by overcrowdingThousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organized a record-breaking gathering.
15 years on, a look back at the Boxing Day tsunamiDecember 26 marks 15 years since a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and..
Sri Lanka's 'Foundation of Goodness' turns around a village decimated by tsunamiWhen Kushil Gunasekera returned to Seenigama in Sri Lanka's Galle district days after it was wiped out by a massive tsunami on Dec. 24, 2014, he got to work.
India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new presidentIndia will lend Sri Lanka $400 million for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving..
Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance MinisterSri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a..
Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PMSri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family's political comeback.
Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn in as PM by his brotherSri Lanka's newly elected president is set to name his brother and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as interim prime minister, a party spokesman said on Wednesday, just hours after the..
New Sri Lankan leader's brother to be sworn in as PM: spokesmanNew Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Thursday, their party spokesman said on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka's prime minister to step down following election lossSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday he would resign this week after his party's candidate lost a presidential election, and local media reports suggest the new president..
Sri Lanka's prime minister to resign from office this week: spokesmanSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office this week, said a spokesman for his office on Wednesday, a move that comes just days after his party's candidate lost a..
Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe to resign on Thursday: spokesmanSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office on Thursday after his party's candidate lost a presidential election over the weekend, his spokesman said.
Sri Lanka prime minister to resign: government sourcesSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will announce on Wednesday he is stepping down after his party's candidate lost in a presidential election over the weekend, two government sources said.
A hospital and clean water: China on the charm offensive in Sri LankaAmid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka, a large, state-of-the-art hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers.
Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises securityThe winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura..
Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa wins presidency by big marginSri Lanka's former civil wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats..
Sri Lanka finance minister quits after ruling party candidate defeated in presidential pollSri Lanka’s Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera resigned from his post on Sunday saying he had lost the mandate after voters rejected the ruling party's candidate in a presidential election.
Sri Lanka election body declares Rajapaksa winner of presidential pollSri Lanka's election commission declared former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday.
Sri Lanka president-elect Rajapaksa a war hero to some, a polarizing figure for othersFor Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists, president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is best-placed to take on the hard challenge of defeating enemies of the state such as those who carried out deadly..
Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa set to become president after rival concedes defeatSri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist..
Sri Lanka's Premadasa accepts defeat at presidential poll; steps down from party positionSri Lanka's ruling party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa on Sunday accepted defeat in the presidential poll and congratulated his rival former wartime defense chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential electionSri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on..
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in close fight for president, early vote count showsSri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was locked in a close fight with his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results..
Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violencePolls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which..
Sri Lankans vote in big numbers for a new president to heal divisions after attacksSri Lankans packed into polling stations on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily..
The Sri Lankan election is creating fear among Australia's Tamil communityThe frontrunner in Sri Lanka's presidential race this weekend is a man accused of widespread human rights abuses against the Tamils. Here, Tamils living in limbo in Australia tell SBS News they fear..
Explainer: Sri Lanka's presidential election, by numbers and issuesSri Lanka will pick a new president in a vote on Saturday that comes months after Easter Sunday attacks by Islamic State that raised fears over the safety of the tiny island, undermined investor..
Sri Lanka presidential race tightens as minorities seek to stop RajapaksaSri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a "finely balanced" race between the early favorite, former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister Sajith Premadasa, who has gained..
Timeline: Sri Lanka's rocky history leading up to presidential electionSri Lanka goes to the polls on Saturday at a time when the economy is growing at its slowest in 18 years, and the tourism industry is still reeling from militant bomb attacks in April.
After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka againOne brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.
Sri Lanka government pledges to hold off signing U.S. pact until after electionSri Lanka's government said on Wednesday a decision on agreeing a $480 million infrastructure grant from the United States, which has been criticized by some lawyers, Buddhist monks and opposition..
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Sri Lanka ex-defense chief launches presidential campaign, pledges safer nationSri Lanka's former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday formally launched his presidential campaign, promising strong national security measures if he wins the Nov. 16 election in the island..
Record number of candidates to contest Sri Lanka's presidential electionA record 35 candidates have filed nominations to take part in Sri Lanka's presidential election on Nov. 16, nearly twice as many as participated in the last poll in 2015, posing a logistical headache..
Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenshipA Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll.
Sri Lankan presidential nominee Rajapaksa faces court test over nationalityA court in Sri Lanka set up a three-judge panel on Monday to hear a petition challenging the citizenship of presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which could disqualify the hardline former defense..