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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 presidential election: With reconciliation relegated to background, pre-poll rhetoric takes country back to turbulent past
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Sri Lanka presidential election: With reconciliation relegated to background, pre-poll rhetoric takes country back to turbulent past

The manifestos, debates and election campaigns of political parties in the 16 November presidential election in Sri Lanka, indicate that the turbulent past has never left the country

Sri Lanka to elect new president on 16 Nov: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sajith Premdasa emerge frontrunners; security, corruption dominate polls
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Sri Lanka to elect new president on 16 Nov: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sajith Premdasa emerge frontrunners; security, corruption dominate polls

Sri Lanka is set to vote in a presidential election on 16 November at a time when the economy is growing at its slowest in 18 years, and the country is still reeling from militant bomb attacks in April.

Lasith Malinga – there's never been one like him and there may never be
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Lasith Malinga – there's never been one like him and there may never be

Even the great Arjuna Ranatunga or the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan, two of Sri Lanka’s favourite sons, couldn't match Malinga's ability to reach out to common people

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: From counter-insurgency ties to big investments, New Delhi must keep Sri Lanka warm to keep China at bay
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India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: From counter-insurgency ties to big investments, New Delhi must keep Sri Lanka warm to keep China at bay

India’s strategic autonomy in Sri Lanka will seriously be tested by the United States and – to a lesser extent – Japan.

Lok Sabha Election results: Leaders of Sri Lanka congratulate Narendra Modi on his resounding victory for a second term
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Lok Sabha Election results: Leaders of Sri Lanka congratulate Narendra Modi on his resounding victory for a second term

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups
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Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups

Mahinda Rajapaksa said India has been helpful after the attacks in Sri Lanka, but there is no need for the NSG to come in.

Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa's 'don't trouble war heroes' remark reflects majoritarian rhetoric spouted in defence of veterans
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Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa's 'don't trouble war heroes' remark reflects majoritarian rhetoric spouted in defence of veterans

Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statements reflect the majoritarian rhetoric that is often spouted in response to local and international calls for military personnel to be held accountable for human rights violations during the end of the war

Sri Lanka blasts: Timing of 'barbaric' explosions indicate coordinated attack; president, PM urge public to not believe 'false news'
India

Sri Lanka blasts: Timing of 'barbaric' explosions indicate coordinated attack; president, PM urge public to not believe 'false news'

On Sunday, eight blasts in Sri Lanka, including at three hotels in Colombo and three packed Catholic churches, killed 215 people and injured scores more.

Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India today; first visit since being appointed Sri Lanka's Leader of Opposition
India

Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India today; first visit since being appointed Sri Lanka's Leader of Opposition

This will be Mahinda Rajapaksa's second visit to India within the last six months. In September, he visited New Delhi and met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

US looking forward to continuing to engage with Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, says Washington official
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US looking forward to continuing to engage with Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, says Washington official

The US anticipates the Sri Lankan government will focus on taking steps to bolster the economy and restore the country's international standing, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia David Ranz said.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka's prime minister at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo
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Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka's prime minister at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo

Ranil Wickremesinghe was administered the oath of office by President Maithripala Sirisena at a simple ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as prime minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to return to office tomorrow
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Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as prime minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to return to office tomorrow

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation.

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign; Ranil Wickremesinghe's supporters hopeful for reinstatement in office
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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign; Ranil Wickremesinghe's supporters hopeful for reinstatement in office

Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday, the disputed Sri Lankan prime minister's son announced on Friday, signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in the island nation after two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman's efforts to cling to premiership untenable.

Sri Lanka crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign on Saturday, says son after SC upholds order preventing him from holding office
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Sri Lanka crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign on Saturday, says son after SC upholds order preventing him from holding office

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in a controversial move, will resign on Saturday, his son announced Friday

Sri Lanka's political crisis: Supreme Court rules dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena as 'illegal'
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Sri Lanka's political crisis: Supreme Court rules dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena as 'illegal'

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal", in a body blow to the embattled President, whose controversial decisions plunged the island nation into an unprecedented political turmoil.

Dissolving Sri Lanka Parliament before term unconstitutional, rules Supreme Court; Ranil Wickremesinghe asks president to respect verdict
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Dissolving Sri Lanka Parliament before term unconstitutional, rules Supreme Court; Ranil Wickremesinghe asks president to respect verdict

Sri Lanka plunged into political turmoil when President Maithipala Sirisena surprisingly sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in late October and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. When Sirisena's decision was contested, he dissolved Parliament and called for a snap parliamentary election in January.

Blow to Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lankan Parliament passes motion to reinstate ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
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Blow to Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lankan Parliament passes motion to reinstate ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since 26 October when President Maithripala Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena alleges Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to bribe legislators to show majority in parliament
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena alleges Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to bribe legislators to show majority in parliament

Maithripala Sirisena further assured that the Supreme Court's decision on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament would soon resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.