Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Rajapaksa, who claims credit for controlling the spread of the new coronavirus in the island nation, hopes to install his elder brother and former president - current caretaker Prime Minister…

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Sri Lanka's August 5 general poll to be costliest ever

Over 16 million voters are registered for next week's election to form the 225-member Parliament for a 5-year term.

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No evidence to confirm Easter attacker's wife fled to India: Lanka police

Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings.

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All personnel with COVID-19 infection in April recovered, no deaths reported, says Sri Lankan Navy

In early April the sailors at the Welisara Navy camp in a northern suburb were found positive for the COVID-19 after they assisted health authorities to apprehend a number of drug addicts who were…

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Sri Lanka issues strict health guidelines for election campaigning

The two-page guidelines were issued through a special gazette notification on Friday night, stating that election rallies must be limited to 300 people, which could be expanded to allow 500 people…

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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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