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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns
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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister on 26 October, 2018 by the then president Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked Wickremesinghe in a controversial move that plunged Sri Lanka into an unprecedented constitutional crisis

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
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India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves

The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president: Narendra Modi congratulates ex-defence secretary, says he looks forward to deepening 'fraternal ties'
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president: Narendra Modi congratulates ex-defence secretary, says he looks forward to deepening 'fraternal ties'

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, was declared victorious on Sunday in the nation’s presidential election

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

Maithripala Sirisena pardons death row convict who smashed Swedish teen's skull into 64 pieces; President's decision sparks outrage in Sri Lanka
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Maithripala Sirisena pardons death row convict who smashed Swedish teen's skull into 64 pieces; President's decision sparks outrage in Sri Lanka

Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List after nation shows significant progress in countering terrorism
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Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List after nation shows significant progress in countering terrorism

Sri Lanka has been removed from the "Grey List" of the international terror financing watchdog FATF, according to a media report.

Sri Lanka’s Muslim clerics seek clarity from govt regarding face veil ban implemented after April's Easter Sunday attacks
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Sri Lanka’s Muslim clerics seek clarity from govt regarding face veil ban implemented after April's Easter Sunday attacks

Clerics are wary of Muslim community will be targeted again for violence, as it was in the aftermath of April's Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka rejects Pakistan's claims of Sirisena calling J&K 'a disputed territory', says 'president did not make any such comments'
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Sri Lanka rejects Pakistan's claims of Sirisena calling J&K 'a disputed territory', says 'president did not make any such comments'

After the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka claimed that the island nation's President has acknowledged J&K as a 'disputed territory', Colombo clarified that the president 'did not make any such comments' on the issue.

Pakistan high commissioner apprises Maithripala Sirisena on Jammu and Kashmir; Sri Lanka president desists from commenting
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Pakistan high commissioner apprises Maithripala Sirisena on Jammu and Kashmir; Sri Lanka president desists from commenting

Pakistan high commissioner Major Gen. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat has called on Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and apprised him on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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.

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief
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Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital.

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

Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives
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Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives

Suspended police chief, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka detained over Easter Sunday bombings. Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratna ordered the two held until 9 July. The Easter Sunday bombings killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels.

Sri Lanka arrests ex-police chief and former defence secretary for failing to prevent Easter terror attacks, ignoring intel shared by India
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Sri Lanka arrests ex-police chief and former defence secretary for failing to prevent Easter terror attacks, ignoring intel shared by India

Sri Lanka's ex-defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera were arrested on Tuesday, a day after the Attorney General instructed the authorities to charge them for their failure to prevent the Easter terror attacks that claimed 258 lives

Sri Lanka blasts: Sacked top defence official faces charges for criminal negligence over Easter bombings
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Sri Lanka blasts: Sacked top defence official faces charges for criminal negligence over Easter bombings

Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through various places in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move after promising to relax tough law imposed following Easter Sunday bombings
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Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move after promising to relax tough law imposed following Easter Sunday bombings

Sirisena has been criticised for failing to act on precise Indian intelligence that jihadists were about to hit churches and other targets in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Two of nine Muslim ministers return to govt after resigning over 'anti-minority sentiments'
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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Two of nine Muslim ministers return to govt after resigning over 'anti-minority sentiments'

Two of the nine Sri Lankan Muslim ministers, who had resigned in the wake of growing anti-minority sentiments following the Easter Sunday bombings, returned to the government fold on Wednesday.

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.

Colombo's Catholic Church head sceptical about ongoing probe into Easter Sunday bombings, says 'it will end in nothing'
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Colombo's Catholic Church head sceptical about ongoing probe into Easter Sunday bombings, says 'it will end in nothing'

The head of Colombo's Catholic church in Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing probe in the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.

Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: PM visits St Anthony's Church, one of sites hit in Easter Sunday terror attack; pays tribute to victims
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Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: PM visits St Anthony's Church, one of sites hit in Easter Sunday terror attack; pays tribute to victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pledged India's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as he visited the St Anthony's church, one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks, and paid tributes to the victims of the deadly terror strikes that killed 258 people, including 11 Indians.