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  • Rajapakse's vanity airport used as storage

    Rajapakse's vanity airport used as storage

    Part of a vanity airport built by toppled Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse will be used as a rice storage warehouse to reduce losses after failing to take off, officials said Wednesday.

    September 03, 2015
  • First Tamil to lead SL opposition in 32 years

    First Tamil to lead SL opposition in 32 years

    A Tamil lawmaker is to lead the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years, the speaker of the House said Thursday.

    September 03, 2015
  • SL pres urges lawmakers on reconciliation

    SL pres urges lawmakers on reconciliation

    Sri Lanka's president urged the new parliament Tuesday to take "difficult political decisions" to bring about ethnic reconciliation six years after the end of a decades-long separatist war.

    September 02, 2015
  • US warns Sri Lanka over Tamil reconciliation

    US warns Sri Lanka over Tamil reconciliation

    The US warned Sri Lanka on Tuesday that reconciliation with ethnic Tamils after the island's separatist war will not be easy, as it praised the new reformist government elected last week.

    August 26, 2015
  • Rajapakse concedes defeat in Sri Lanka polls

    Rajapakse concedes defeat in Sri Lanka polls

    Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse said on Tuesday (Aug 18) that he had conceded defeat in parliamentary elections, but would work as an opposition member of parliament.

    August 18, 2015
  • Sri Lanka sight win in India Test

    Sri Lanka sight win in India Test

    GALLE, Sri Lanka, Aug 15, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's spinners shared all seven wickets to leave India facing a dramatic defeat on the fourth day of the first Test at the Galle International Stadium on Saturday.

    August 15, 2015
  • Rajapakse in election comeback bid

    Rajapakse in election comeback bid

    COLOMBO, Aug 15, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's beleaguered former leader Mahinda Rajapakse will try to pull off a shock political comeback in elections Monday that he hopes will propel him to the premiership, months after being toppled as president.

    August 15, 2015
  • India suffer Vijay blow for Sri Lanka Test

    India suffer Vijay blow for Sri Lanka Test

    GALLE, Sri Lanka, Aug 10, 2015 (AFP) - India's dependable opener Murali Vijay has been ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, team director Ravi Shastri said on Monday.

    August 11, 2015
  • Jared Genser leaves Maldives for visa wait

    Jared Genser leaves Maldives for visa wait

    Jared Genser, one of former President’s Mohamed Nasheed’s international lawyers, has left the Maldives after a delay in obtaining a business visa.

    July 21, 2015
  • Pakistan opt to field in Sri Lanka one-dayer

    Pakistan opt to field in Sri Lanka one-dayer

    DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, July 11, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday.

    July 11, 2015
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