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US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo
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US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo

Addressing a joint press conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena after bilateral talks, the top US diplomat said the US and Sri Lanka shared a democratic vision.

Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept
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Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept

All New Delhi can hope for is that next time the Chines comes to collect, Sri Lanka doesn't give up another portion of its sovereign territory, further strengthening the Chinese in India's backyard

Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity
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Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity

The government on 2 September gazetted 20A, which would prevent the Supreme Court even considering whether an act by the president amounts to a violation of the Constitution

Sri Lanka faces nationwide power outage due to technical glitch; businesses, public transport affected
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Sri Lanka faces nationwide power outage due to technical glitch; businesses, public transport affected

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the power disruption was due to a transmission failure at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub-Station

Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report
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Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report

Irfan Pathan could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting 28 August.

Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal road accident
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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal road accident

According to the reports in the Sri Lanka media, Mendis hit a 64-year-old man, killing him in the Horethuduwa area in North Panadura around half past five on Sunday morning.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka suspends visa-on-arrival for Chinese nationals after tourist from Hubei tests positive for disease
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Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka suspends visa-on-arrival for Chinese nationals after tourist from Hubei tests positive for disease

Sri Lankan health authorities on Monday said the country has its first confirmed case of of a person infected with the new virus from China

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, pledges $50 million to purchase defence equipment
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Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, pledges $50 million to purchase defence equipment

India pledged a 50 million dollars as assistance to Sri Lanka on Saturday as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues

Narendra Modi announces $400 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka for development projects, $50 million for fighting terrorism
India

Narendra Modi announces $400 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka for development projects, $50 million for fighting terrorism

Signalling his intent to forge deeper ties with India, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit, in his first overseas tour after taking over the reins of Sri Lanka 10 days back.

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures country 'will take steps' to release Indian fishermen's boats
India

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures country 'will take steps' to release Indian fishermen's boats

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday assured that his country will take steps to release the Indian fishermen's boats which are in the island nation's custody.

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India on maiden visit, set to hold talks with Narendra Modi today
India

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India on maiden visit, set to hold talks with Narendra Modi today

In his first overseas tour after taking reins of Sri Lanka over a week ago, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit, signalling his intent to deepen bilateral ties with India

Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls
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Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls

Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China

Sri Lanka elections: Gunmen open fire on convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters; no casualties reported
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Sri Lanka elections: Gunmen open fire on convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters; no casualties reported

Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, hours before polling in presidential elections got underway, police said

Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote today; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray
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Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote today; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray

Campaigning largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka blasts: 293 suspects arrested in connection with Easter Sunday attacks that killed over 250 people
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Sri Lanka blasts: 293 suspects arrested in connection with Easter Sunday attacks that killed over 250 people

The Sri Lankan police on Thursday said that 293 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings in the island country in April

Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'
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Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'

Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected the mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation's army chief.

Three months after being ravaged by Easter Sunday blasts, Sri Lanka’s St Sebastian’s Church reconsecrated
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Three months after being ravaged by Easter Sunday blasts, Sri Lanka’s St Sebastian’s Church reconsecrated

The St Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka's western coastal town of Negombo was reconsecrated on Sunday, three months after it was badly damaged in the Easter Sunday blasts that rocked the island nation

New Zealand to tour Sri Lanka after World Cup; will play two Tests, three T20Is in August
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New Zealand to tour Sri Lanka after World Cup; will play two Tests, three T20Is in August

New Zealand will tour Sri Lanka after the ongoing World Cup and play two Tests and three Twenty20 matches starting early next month