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Minelle Fernandez

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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa assumes duties as PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa started work on Monday, signing off his first document as the country's new prime minister.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa assumes duties as PM

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Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis

After rupee plummeted against the dollar recently, Rajapaksa says current government mismanaged country's finances.

Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis

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Sri Lanka: Deadly floods displaced hundreds of thousands

Floods and landslides in 2017 caused more than 200 deaths, but officials hope that better planning this year will make a major difference.

Sri Lanka: Deadly floods displaced hundreds of thousands

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'Komaali Kings': 40-year revival of Sri Lankan Tamil cinema?

Producers of first Tamil film to be made in Sri Lanka after nearly four decades hope it will be the start of a homegrown revival.

'Komaali Kings': 40-year revival of Sri Lankan Tamil cinema?

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Sri Lanka opposition calls for government resignation

Sri Lanka's opposition says the coalition government must resign, following a heavy defeat in local government elections.

Sri Lanka opposition calls for government resignation

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Sri Lanka election: Record number of women campaign

A record number of 17,000 women contest local elections as law requires a quarter of all seats to be filled by women.

Sri Lanka election: Record number of women campaign

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Sri Lanka: War victims' families struggle for justice 10 years on

The United Nations says a great deal of work remains to be done in order to bring stability to Sri Lanka, nearly a decade after its 26-year civil war. It is conducting a review to find out what is in the way of implementing vital reforms.

Sri Lanka: War victims' families struggle for justice 10 years on

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Sri Lanka families search for victims eight years after civil war

It's been exactly two years since the UN adopted a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to ensure justice for victims of the civil war. Thousands went missing during the 30-year conflict.

Sri Lanka families search for victims eight years after civil war

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Mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Rohingya refugees have been attacked in Sri Lanka. A crowd threw stones at a United Nations shelter on the outskirts of the capital, Colombo. Police had to escort dozens of them to safety.

Mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka to get first Tamil military leader in 50 years

A member of Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority is set to head a branch of its military for the first time in 50 years. Vice Admiral Travis Sinnaiah is taking charge of Sri Lanka's navy after a highly decorated career.

Sri Lanka to get first Tamil military leader in 50 years

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Sri Lanka's elephants: Tradition versus animal rights

Elephants are at the centre of a dilemma in Sri Lanka between centuries-old tradition and a growing awareness of animal rights.

Sri Lanka's elephants: Tradition versus animal rights

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Sri Lanka deploys troops amid strike by oil workers

The Sri Lankan government has deployed troops to deal with shortage of fuel distributions caused by a major strike by oil workers in the capital, Colombo.

Sri Lanka deploys troops amid strike by oil workers