Sri Lanka planning to host BIMSTEC summit in August

While the authorities are hoping to conduct the summit offline, the final decision will be taken considering the coronavirus pandemic

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 54 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 trawlers

The Navy nabbed a large Indian fishing vessel with 14 personnel on board, about 3 nautical miles off the coast of Kovilan in Jaffna

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Sri Lanka legalises detention for 'deradicalisation'

These rules have been set up under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), which has been a topic of debate for a long time from local and international rights groups

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Sri Lanka invites India for BIMSTEC FMs meet on April 1

Colombo has also sent invites for finance ministers meet to Myanmar's U Wunna Maung lwin, who has been appointed as the foreign minister of the country by the military after the coup

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Sri Lankan Catholic Church declares Black Sunday on March 7

Church leaders have asked their congregations to attend Mass on Sunday dressed in black. Church bells will toll at 8: 45 a.m., the time of the near-simultaneous attacks, and special prayers will…

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Sri Lanka: 9-year-old girl beaten to death in brutal exorcism ritual

The girl lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead. Authorities are waiting for an autopsy report.

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Sri Lanka sinks deeper into China's grasp, seeks $2.2 billion from Beijing as reserves shrink

Official figures show Sri Lanka's foreign reserves plummeted to $4.8 billion at the end of January, the lowest since September 2009 when they fell to $4.2 billion.

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Sri Lanka orders 13.5 million AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

India gifted 500,000 doses of the same vaccine which kicked off Sri Lanka’s vaccine rollout in late January

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Sri Lanka seeks Indian support ahead of key UNHRC sessions

During the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva next week, Sri Lanka's record in human rights and related accountability will be probed

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Sri Lanka to procure 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from India: Official

The SII has collaborated with Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for making the vaccine.

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Sri Lanka: Group of Muslim families complain to UNHRC about forced cremations

UN reached out to Sri Lanka government after it was alleged that nearly 200 Muslims have been cremated in Sri Lanka within a period of few months

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Sri Lanka's forced cremation on Muslim population during COVID is human rights violation: UN

Sri Lanka has been accused of human rights violation and the UN has asked the South Asian country to stop forced cremations

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Sri Lankan health minister, who once endorsed sorcery, tests positive for Covid-19

Pavithra Wanniarachchi had publically consumed and endorsed a magic potion, later revealed to contain honey and nutmeg, manufactured by a sorcerer who claimed it worked as a life-long inoculation…

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Sri Lanka: People test positive for coronavirus after consuming 'miracle potion'

Bandara, who was hailed by the pro-government media houses, had claimed he had received this syrup's formula directly from a Hindu goddess, Kali

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Sri Lanka to continue to cremate Muslim Covid-19 victims despite uproar

The announcement came despite a government-appointed expert committee noting this week that while it felt cremations were safest, burials could be allowed under strict conditions.

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