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  • Warnings of Lanka election 'skullduggery'

    Warnings of Lanka election 'skullduggery'

    COLOMBO, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's former president warned Tuesday that her successor may resort to "skullduggery" to secure an unprecedented third term, calling for outside observers to monitor the forthcoming election.

    December 17, 2014
  • Lanka opposition warns China over port

    Lanka opposition warns China over port

    COLOMBO, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's opposition Tuesday accused China of destroying the island's pristine beaches and warned Beijing its $1.4 billion port investment could be in jeopardy if they returned to power.

    December 17, 2014
  • Dilshan batters England with bat and ball

    Dilshan batters England with bat and ball

    COLOMBO, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a century and grabbed three wickets in his 300th one-day international as Sri Lanka whipped England by 87 runs in the seventh and final match in Colombo on Tuesday.

    December 17, 2014
  • Ali inspires England win over Sri Lanka

    Ali inspires England win over Sri Lanka

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Dec 03, 2014 (AFP) - Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday.

    December 04, 2014
  • SAARC must strengthen ties with other regions

    SAARC must strengthen ties with other regions

    President Yamin Abdul Gayoom has on Wednesday said that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) needs to develop better ties with countries that wish to work with the Association.

    November 26, 2014
  • India seeks to bolster regional power

    India seeks to bolster regional power

    KATHMANDU, Nov 26, 2014 (AFP) - South Asian leaders met in Kathmandu Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in the face of growing Chinese influence in its backyard, hampered by its bitter rivalry with Pakistan.

    November 26, 2014
  • Smuggler arrested with a kilogram of cannabis

    Smuggler arrested with a kilogram of cannabis

    A Bangladeshi national who had on Saturday attempted to smuggle a kilogram of cannabis into the Maldives has been arrested.

    November 23, 2014
  • Monks' party quits Lanka govt ahead of polls

    Monks' party quits Lanka govt ahead of polls

    COLOMBO, Nov 18, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's main party of Buddhist monks announced Tuesday it was quitting President Mahinda Rajapakse's government in protest at his failure to loosen his grip on power before a re-election bid.

    November 19, 2014
  • Lanka accuses Norway envoy of funding rebels

    Lanka accuses Norway envoy of funding rebels

    COLOMBO, Nov 16, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's president has accused a former top Norwegian envoy of covertly financing the island's separatist Tamil Tigers during peace talks before a military campaign that crushed the rebels in 2009.

    November 17, 2014
  • Lanka pres. gets court nod for re-election

    Lanka pres. gets court nod for re-election

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 11, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's highest court has cleared President Mahinda Rajapakse to run for reelection, rejecting opposition claims he is barred under the constitution to stand for a third term, a minister said Tuesday.

    November 12, 2014
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