Sri Lankan Navy on high alert to thwart asylum seekers from COVID-19 hit countries

The country has tightened its sea operations to thwart such illegal migrants entering into the country from foreign states at the time the government decided to cease the passenger arrivals…

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Sri Lanka police seize journalist's laptop over Swiss kidnap claim

A diplomatic row erupted in late November after the Swiss embassy said the woman was abducted and sexually assaulted by unidentified attackers

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Sri Lanka conducts second mock poll; election commission satisfied with preparations

Sri Lanka has been carrying out mock elections to test the preparedness of people during the pandemic. The voters and the officials are being asked to follow the new health guidelines.

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Sri Lanka further relaxes COVID-19 curfew

The lockdown relaxations were mostly due to the need to hold the election for a new Parliament. Sri Lanka's twice-postponed parliamentary polls will be held on August 5.

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Sri Lanka sets August 5 date for parliamentary polls

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on March 2 dissolved the Parliament, six months ahead of schedule, and called for snap polls on April 25. However, the election commission in mid-April postponed the…

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Sri Lankan President tells state officials not to get involved in political campaigning

If the head of any state institution, director board member or any other official wishes to support a political party or engage in any political activity, the President insisted that they should…

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Sri Lanka holds mock poll to test COVID-19 guidelines for parliamentary election

The selected voters were given instructions at their homes on Saturday and were asked to bring along a pen to mark the vote while wearing a face mask.

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Sri Lanka to partially resume tourism by mid-June: Reports

According to the report, individual travellers will not be allowed in the country as of now and the number of people in one group has not yet been decided by the government. 

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Sri Lanka fears new virus outbreak after funeral breaks curfew

Large crowds were seen jostling to bid farewell to Arumugam Thondaman, the leader of a tea plantation union and a government minister.

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Sri Lanka to ease coronavirus restrictions from May 26

Though the curfew will be lifted during the day, social-distancing and other practices to check the spread of COVID-19 will be implemented strictly, officials said

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Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay visits church hit by terror attack in first engagement

St Anthony's church in Kochchikade, Colombo saw more than 90 people die due to the attack. 

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Three killed, eight injured in stampede during coronavirus aid distribution in Sri Lanka

The Muslim businessman was distributing Rs 5,000 to each person in the gathering, who lost their livelihood in the coronavirus crisis, to mark the 27th day of the Ramzan fast.

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Sri Lanka to keep 11th anniversary of victory over LTTE low key amidst COVID-19

The Sri Lankan Government would be holding a restricted state commemoration ceremony on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic that would be graced by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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Sri Lanka reopens all isolated villages suspected of being COVID-19 clusters

Several areas in Colombo and outer districts were kept under isolation since early April. Most of these were re-opened on Thursday, according to the officials

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Facebook apologises for its role in unrest in Sri Lanka

Evidence in an investigation had found that hate speech and rumours spread on the social media platform may have led to violence against Muslims.

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