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Sri Lanka’s dilemma: Pay off debt or pay for milk, meds and gas

Colombo, Sri Lanka–A lone bullock cart carrying a barrel of Kerosene, a symbol of life in Sri Lanka in the…

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Sri Lanka leader vows to fix ‘misconceptions’ over rights record

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promises human rights reforms and ‘justice’ for missing people after years of resisting calls for such measures.…

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Sri Lanka prison chief gets death penalty for 2012 massacre

Court convicts Prisons Commissioner Emil Lamahewage but discharges co-accused police commando for execution-style killing of 27 inmates. A top Sri…

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Sri Lanka limits size of public events ahead of opposition rally

Main opposition party says government using COVID-19 pandemic as ‘cover’ to limit size of public gatherings. The Sri Lankan government has…

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Sri Lanka reverses organic farming drive as tea suffers

Government backs down from ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation, reversing ban on fertiliser imports.…

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Harvesting ‘true cinnamon’: The story of the Ceylon spice

It is 9am in the Carlton estate in Thihagoda, a small town about 160km (100 miles) south of Sri Lanka’s…

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Sri Lankan fishermen launch flotilla protesting Indian poaching

Boats flying black flags and carrying opposition legislators demand that government block Indian trawlers. Sri Lankan fishermen have launched a…

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Sri Lanka drops charges against ex-navy chief over 11 killings

Probe against Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda was part of a case that cast a spotlight on extrajudicial killings during the nation’s…

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Sri Lanka indicts ISIL ‘mastermind’ over Easter Sunday bombings

Prosecutors indict alleged mastermind of the 2019 suicide bombings along with 24 men they say are co-conspirators. Sri Lankan prosecutors…

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Sri Lanka arrests Tamil MP for commemorating separatist rebel

Opposition legislator Selvarajah Kajendran arrested for remembering a rebel who died campaigning for the minority community. Sri Lankan police have…

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