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Sri Lanka political row: Maithripala Sirisena names new Cabinet after reinstating Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister
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Sri Lanka political row: Maithripala Sirisena names new Cabinet after reinstating Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister

Maithripala Sirisena sparked the political crisis on 26 October when he sacked Wickremesinghe in a bid to name nationalist firebrand Mahinda Rajapakse as prime minister.

Sri Lanka court denies Mahinda Rajapakse authority to act as PM, rules Cabinet cannot function until legitimacy established
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Sri Lanka court denies Mahinda Rajapakse authority to act as PM, rules Cabinet cannot function until legitimacy established

Sri Lanka has been in crisis since 26 October when the president sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and appointed Rajapakse — who was voted out twice by parliament last month but refuses to step down.

Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors told to stay away from political demonstrations as island nation boils over power struggle
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Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors told to stay away from political demonstrations as island nation boils over power struggle

England spokesman Danny Reuben said a four-day practice match in Colombo would go ahead as planned, despite the troubles in the capital.

Sri Lanka crisis: One dead, two injured in clashes as Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters try to take minister hostage
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Sri Lanka crisis: One dead, two injured in clashes as Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters try to take minister hostage

Sri Lanka is facing a political crisis after Sirisena sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe on Friday, and appointed former strongman Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.

'Even a dog wouldn't eat it': Sri Lanka's national carrier stops serving cashews after outrage from President Sirisena
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'Even a dog wouldn't eat it': Sri Lanka's national carrier stops serving cashews after outrage from President Sirisena

A spokesman of Sri Lanka's national airline said it has responded by clearing its stock of cashews (which were only served in business class) and would change its Dubai-based supplier

Sri Lanka court orders arrest of top military officer Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne for abducting, murdering 11 people during civil war
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Sri Lanka court orders arrest of top military officer Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne for abducting, murdering 11 people during civil war

Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne directed police to detain Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Chief of the Defence Staff, for allegedly helping the main person accused in the killings escape prosecution.

China to continue providing financial help to Sri Lanka under Belt and Road Initiative, dismisses reports of 'debt trap'
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China to continue providing financial help to Sri Lanka under Belt and Road Initiative, dismisses reports of 'debt trap'

China vowed to keep providing financial help, including loans, to Sri Lanka despite warnings about the island nation's debt mountain.

Sri Lanka to move naval unit to Hambantota; PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assures port won't be used for military purposes
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Sri Lanka to move naval unit to Hambantota; PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assures port won't be used for military purposes

Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes.

Power struggle worsens in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena cuts Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's duties
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Power struggle worsens in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena cuts Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's duties

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition.

Sri Lanka prison chief Emil Lamahewage arrested over 2012 Welikada Prison riot in Colombo; 27 people had died in incident
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Sri Lanka prison chief Emil Lamahewage arrested over 2012 Welikada Prison riot in Colombo; 27 people had died in incident

Sri Lankan police Thursday arrested a top prison official over a massacre of 27 inmates that became an icon of grave rights abuses under former president Mahinda Rajapakse

Sri Lanka returns to throes of sectarian conflict: India would be well advised to help douse the flames
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Sri Lanka returns to throes of sectarian conflict: India would be well advised to help douse the flames

What is fairly certain is that conflicts between the Sinhala and Muslim communities in Sri Lanka will likely become India’s business if matters get worse.

Sri Lanka's ruling alliance humiliated as Mahinda Rajapakse-led SLPP wins 225 councils in local govt polls
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Sri Lanka's ruling alliance humiliated as Mahinda Rajapakse-led SLPP wins 225 councils in local govt polls

Sri Lanka's ruling alliance was humiliated in local elections seen as a test of its leadership as the party of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse pulled off a stunning landslide victory

Sri Lanka sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara denies hiring local sorcerer to cast spell on Pakistan team
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Sri Lanka sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara denies hiring local sorcerer to cast spell on Pakistan team

Sri Lanka's sports minister on Wednesday denied ordering the lowly-ranked national team to use witchcraft to score a surprising two-match Test series win against Pakistan earlier this month.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Hosts to deploy guards to curb wild elephants from straying onto the pitch
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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Hosts to deploy guards to curb wild elephants from straying onto the pitch

The stadium was built in 2009 under former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse but has hosted only a handful of matches because of its remote location and high maintenance costs.

Sri Lanka doctors' strike: Thousands of patients stranded as pressure mounts on govt to shut private medical colleges
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Sri Lanka doctors' strike: Thousands of patients stranded as pressure mounts on govt to shut private medical colleges

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka seeks Donald Trump's help to drop war crimes charges against army
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Sri Lanka seeks Donald Trump's help to drop war crimes charges against army

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the country's troops.

Panama papers leak: Sri Lanka to set up panel to investigate, Rajapakse first on list
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Panama papers leak: Sri Lanka to set up panel to investigate, Rajapakse first on list

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka announced on Sunday it was setting up a special panel to chase after nationals likely to figure in the "Panama Papers," a trove of leaked documents on global tax evasion.

Sri Lankan PM to meet Narendra Modi, will discuss fishermen issue, trade agreement
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Sri Lankan PM to meet Narendra Modi, will discuss fishermen issue, trade agreement

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold talks with Narendra Modi on Tuesday, during which both leaders are expected to explore ways to further boost bilateral ties.

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM for fourth time
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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM for fourth time

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM following his party's victory in the parliamentary polls, as the country's two major political parties signed a power-sharing deal.

'Think of the country': Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe warns against return to divisive politics
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'Think of the country': Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe warns against return to divisive politics

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lanka's parties Wednesday to work together as he began forming a new government backed by minority Tamils after a surge in support for his reform-driven agenda in parliamentary elections.