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  • Jayawardene ton saves face for Sri Lanka

    Jayawardene ton saves face for Sri Lanka

    DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Mahela Jayawardene's century rescued Sri Lanka from a batting meltdown as they beat Afghanistan by four wickets in their World Cup match in Dunedin on Sunday.

    February 22, 2015
  • Lanka mulls future of Rajapakse white elephs.

    Lanka mulls future of Rajapakse white elephs.

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka's new government is mulling the future of a string of white elephants.

    February 22, 2015
  • Lanka High Commissioner Dias being recalled

    Lanka High Commissioner Dias being recalled

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Maldives W. G. N. H. Dias is to be called back to his country because of his ties with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse.

    February 19, 2015
  • UN delays key report on Lanka war probe

    UN delays key report on Lanka war probe

    GENEVA, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - The United Nations decided Monday to postpone an eagerly-awaited report on a war crimes probe into Sri Lanka's brutal separatist war to give the country's new government a chance to cooperate with investigators.

    February 17, 2015
  • New Zealand, Finch off to World Cup flyer

    New Zealand, Finch off to World Cup flyer

    SYDNEY, Feb 14, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealand cemented their status as genuine contenders for the World Cup with a dominating 98-run win over Sri Lanka in Saturday's opening match in Christchurch as Australia's Aaron Finch scored the 2015 tournament's first century.

    February 14, 2015
  • Sri Lanka urges UN to delay war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka urges UN to delay war crimes probe

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka Wednesday urged the UN to delay a report into alleged war crimes during the island's civil war to allow the new government to complete its own probe.

    February 12, 2015
  • 'Sri Lanka - a second home for Maldivians'

    'Sri Lanka - a second home for Maldivians'

    Sri Lanka is precious to the Maldives, said Foreign Minister Dhunya Maumoon as she described the neighbouring country as a ‘second home’ to Maldivians.

    February 05, 2015
  • Sri Lanka's new president vows reconciliation

    Sri Lanka's new president vows reconciliation

    COLOMBO, Feb 4, 2015 (AFP) - New President Maithripala Sirisena vowed Wednesday to end Sri Lanka's pariah status by working with the UN and promised national reconciliation, six years after the island's ethnic war ended.

    February 05, 2015
  • Commonwealth backs new Lanka war crimes probe

    Commonwealth backs new Lanka war crimes probe

    COLOMBO, Feb 3, 2015 (AFP) - The Commonwealth on Tuesday welcomed Sri Lanka's plans to establish a "credible" inquiry into war crimes allegations, after talks with new President Maithripala Sirisena and the former British colony's other leaders.

    February 04, 2015
  • US pledges friendship to new Lanka government

    US pledges friendship to new Lanka government

    COLOMBO, Feb 2, 2015 (AFP) - A top US diplomat promised Monday that Washington would be a friend and partner of Colombo as she made the first visit by a senior American official since the toppling of Sri Lanka's long-time strongman.

    February 03, 2015
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