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Attacks in Sri Lanka due to intelligence lapse

Government of Sri Lanka has admitted that there was a major intelligence lapse before the bomb blast that took…

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President of Sri Lanka vows to increase state security

Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, took a vow to overhaul the security of the country. Several bomb blasts,…

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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri LankaAug 21, 2015 -

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Rajapaksa accepts defeat in parliamentary elections

Aug 18, 2015 - The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday accepted defeat in the closely…

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Sri Lankan parliament votes to limit president's powers

The Sri Lankan parliament has voted to cut back the power of the president, and restored a two-term limit for…

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Hope to set up war crimes inquiry: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has said that he hoped to set up an inquiry within one month into war…

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Report on war crimes in Sri Lanka delayed until September: UN

The UN war crimes report looking into the alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the civil war…

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Pope Francis to begin Philippines visit

Security has been stepped up in the Philippines as Pope Francis begins his much-anticipated five-day visit to…

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour, lands in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has landed in Sri Lanka on a six-day Asia tour, according to media…

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Sri Lankan government to probe 'coup attempt'

The newly elected Sri Lankan government of Maithripala Sirisena has said it will probe what it has called a coup…

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Sri Lankan presidential poll: Rajapaksa admits defeat

Sri Lankan Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential poll, according to media reports. Maithripala Sirisena, Rajapaksa’s health…

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Tough electoral battle between Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka election

Polls are taking place in Sri Lanka under tense circumstances as President Mahinda Rajapaksa fights…

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Sri Lanka landslide: Scores buried under debris

Scores of people are feared buried under the debris as Sri Lankan rescue workers step up efforts to search for…

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'One suicide occurs every 40 seconds'

One person takes his or her life every 40 seconds, making it a total of 800,000 suicides worldwide every year,…

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers brought to Australia's mainland

Over 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been brought to the Australian mainland where they are being kept at a…

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Asylum seekers to be detained on Australian mainland

A group of asylum seekers being held at sea for nearly a month will be detained at the Australian mainland,…

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Protests after Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Australia is being accused of violating the convention and breaking international law after it returned 41 asylum seekers to the…

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Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to stop anti-Muslim violence

Dalai Lama has urged Buddhists in Sri Lanka and Myanmar to put an end to violence against Muslim minorities in…

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Tourist gets arrested due to Buddha tattoo

A British woman recently learned that it's not the best idea to travel to Sri Lanka if your Buddha tattoo…

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Mass grave found in Sri Lanka

Four more skeletons have been found in Sri Lanka and the excavation has brought back the uncounted victims of the…

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