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Jun 20, 2018
Sri Lanka struggles with north-south divide 9 years after end of civil warAs the South struggles with debt, and the North with the effects of the three-decade-long civil war, reconciliation seems a long way off for Sri Lanka
Jun 07, 2018
After inflammatory social media posts fuelled March riots in Sri Lanka, Facebook set to train staff in local languagesThree months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country's local languages.
Nov 17, 2017
Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996
Jun 08, 2016
Lanka President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology completelySri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to "eradicate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ideology" locally and globally.
Feb 04, 2015
Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena calls for unity in I-Day speech, Modi tweets in SinhaleseSri Lanka's president says country has not been able to unite the hearts and minds of ethnic groups despite ending a decades-old civil war five years ago.
Jul 25, 2014
Australia relents, temporarily allows SL asylum seekers ashoreTwo boats of Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia's border patrol in the Indian Ocean in late June.
Jul 07, 2014
Australia admits handing over Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lankan govtThere were claims that Australia could be breaking international law by screening them at sea and returning them involuntarily to a country in which they had a well-founded fear of persecution.
Jun 16, 2014
Communal violence in SL again: Sinhala - Muslim riots kill 3The tensions between Sinhalese and Muslim groups was reported from the Aluthgama and Beruwala areas of Southern Sri Lanka, and are believed to have occurred following an inciteful speech by anti- Muslim Sinhalese extremist group the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)
Nov 15, 2013
Tamils in Jaffna want army occupation to endFour years after Sri Lanka's army crushed the Tamil Tiger guerrilla army and ended a civil war that had lasted nearly three decades, Tamils say they are blatantly repressed in Jaffna, the capital of this Indian Ocean island's northern peninsula.
Sep 22, 2013
Sri Lanka's TNA headed for clean sweep in historic Northern pollThe win provides a platform for the party to campaign for an autonomous federal state, although the provincial council is a largely toothless body.