Jaishankar visits Sri Lanka as island faces economic crisis

Jaishankar is on a two-day visit and he will be holding bilateral talks with his counterpart, as well as the Rajapaksa brothers

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Sri Lanka to cremate Muslim COVID-19 victims despite objections

Families have refused to claim the bodies in protest over the government’s policy of cremation, which is forbidden under Islamic law.

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Sri Lanka frees prisoners after pandemic sparks deadly jail riot

Rajapaksa meanwhile sacked Prison Reforms Minister Sudharshini Fernandopulle and shifted her to a new ministry dealing with the pandemic.

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Sri Lanka faces challenging times due to breakdown of key PCR machine

The island nation has so far recorded 10,663 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths due to the disease.

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Pompeo to hold talks with Lankan leadership during two-day Colombo visit

Pompeo arrived in India on Monday along with Defence Secretary Mark T Esper for the third edition of the US-India 2+2 dialogue with their counterparts in New Delhi.

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Sri Lanka shuts Parliament after case detected, patients surpass 7,000

As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise in Sri Lanka, authorities in the country increased the coronavirus-related curfew zones to 56 police divisions on Sunday, to check the virus…

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Sri Lanka increases coronavirus-curfew zones after spike in cases

The virus death toll rose to 15 on Saturday after a 56-year-old heart patient died in the North-Western Province due to coronavirus complication.

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Sri Lanka lodges appeal against move to de-list LTTE as terrorist group in UK

Sri Lanka maintains that it has sufficient evidence to prove that the remnants of the LTTE and groups aligned with its terrorist ideology are active in foreign countries.

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Indian and Sri Lankan navies to carry out three-day military drill beginning Monday

The Indian Navy will deploy anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta and INS Kiltan as well as a sizeable number of advanced light helicopters, Chetak helicopter and Dornier maritime patrol…

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Sri Lanka imposes indefinite curfew in 2 towns after detection of new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 50 people from her workplace and the hospital have been sent for home quarantine after she was detected positive for COVID-19

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Pay firefighting bill before leaving, Sri Lanka tells stricken oil tanker

The New Diamond, carrying 270,000 tonnes of crude, was en-route from Kuwait to India when an engine room explosion on September 3 killed a Filipino crewman and set off a massive fire.

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Sri Lanka to soon ban cattle slaughter

The government said it would push through the ban after finalising a scheme to care for cattle too old to plough fields.

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Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

The 21 containers -- holding up to 260 tonnes of rubbish -- first arrived by ship in the capital Colombo's main port between September 2017 and March 2018, customs told AFP, adding that they…

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Sri Lankan government tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament

The 19A was seen as the most progressive pro-democracy reformist move since Sri Lanka came to be governed under the all-powerful executive presidency in 1978.

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Sri Lankan minister climbs tree to address public on shortage of coconuts

While it was all good while it lasted, it took a great effort for the Fernando's supporters to get him out of the coconut tree climbing contraption.

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