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1 Jan 2020
The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election but expressed concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation
22 Nov 2019
Sri Lanka's new president said Friday that he will call a snap parliamentary election in March following his sweeping victory at the weekend.
21 Nov 2019
Corruption charges against Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa were dropped Thursday by a court, which handed his passport back as he acquired immunity from prosecution after being elected last weekend.
13 Nov 2019
Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said.
11 Nov 2019
Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.
11 Nov 2019
A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
28 Sep 2019
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.
4 Sep 2019
As fresh US tariffs on Chinese imports kick in, Illinois-based phone accessories manufacturer Ben Buttolph has been urgently moving production to other Asian countries despite the cost, inconvenience and deep uncertainty.
30 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after police cleared them of any involvement with Islamists.
24 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka has re-introduced and expanded a visa-free entry scheme for visitors in a bid to revive its flagging tourism sector after the deadly Easter bombings, officials said Wednesday.
15 Jul 2019
International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists.
10 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, it's Prime Minister announced in parliament Wednesday, even as the country's president vowed to veto any agreement.

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