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  • Sri Lanka's president marks war's end

    Sri Lanka's president marks war's end

    MATARA, Sri Lanka, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's new president pledged his support for the military as he marked six years since the end of the civil war on Tuesday, a day after his predecessor accused him of forgetting the country's "war heroes".

    May 20, 2015
  • Maldives, healthiest for mothers in SA

    Maldives, healthiest for mothers in SA

    Save The Children’s annual report has named Maldives to be the country where mothers and their children are healthiest in South Asia.

    May 06, 2015
  • 'Tamil reconciliation will take time'

    'Tamil reconciliation will take time'

    COLOMBO, May 2, 2015 (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Sri Lanka Saturday that "true reconciliation" with Tamils after the island's devastating ethnic conflict will take time as he praised the new reformist government.

    May 03, 2015
  • Sri Lankan ex-minister remanded over fraud

    Sri Lankan ex-minister remanded over fraud

    COLOMBO, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A Sri Lankan magistrate remanded the youngest brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday for "misappropriating" public funds, hours after the ex-leader accused his successor of a witch-hunt.

    April 23, 2015
  • Sri Lanka to probe $2.3 bn Airbus deal

    Sri Lanka to probe $2.3 bn Airbus deal

    COLOMBO, April 4, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's new government on Saturday announced a criminal investigation into the $2.3 billion purchase of 10 Airbus aircraft for the island's loss-making national carrier under the former government.

    April 05, 2015
  • SL president's brother dies after axe attack

    SL president's brother dies after axe attack

    COLOMBO, March 28, 2015 (AFP) - The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by a man wielding an axe two days earlier, police said.

    March 28, 2015
  •  'South Africa won't choke', vows De Villiers

    'South Africa won't choke', vows De Villiers

    SYDNEY, March 17, 2015 (AFP) - South Africa captain AB de Villiers insisted his side will not choke when they try to end their World Cup knockout misery in a Sydney quarter-final with Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

    March 17, 2015
  • Sangakkara makes history

    Sangakkara makes history

    HOBART, Australia, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries as Sri Lanka piled up 363 for nine in the World Cup Pool A match against Scotland in Hobart on Wednesday.

    March 11, 2015
  • India's Modi to visit Lanka's Tamil heartland

    India's Modi to visit Lanka's Tamil heartland

    COLOMBO, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Narendra Modi will become the first Indian leader to visit Sri Lanka's war-torn Tamil heartland this week, sending a powerful message on reconciliation to the new government in Colombo.

    March 11, 2015
  • Former Minister's family meets diplomats

    Former Minister's family meets diplomats

    Former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim’s family on Monday has met with a number of foreign diplomats in order to brief them on the ongoing trial against him.

    March 10, 2015
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