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  • 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
  • Sri Lanka arrests top judge over sex assault

    Sri Lanka arrests top judge over sex assault

    COLOMBO, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lankan police Tuesday made the first ever arrest of a Supreme Court judge who was detained in connection with an alleged sexual assault, an official said.Sarath de Abrew was arrested following investigations into a c

    July 08, 2015
  • Pakistan collapse after Sri Lanka make 278

    Pakistan collapse after Sri Lanka make 278

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka hit back with three quick wickets after being dismissed for 278 on the second morning of the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Saturday.

    July 04, 2015
  • Azhar stands in way as Lanka dent Pakistan

    Azhar stands in way as Lanka dent Pakistan

    COLOMBO, June 28, 2015 (AFP) - Azhar Ali kept Pakistan afloat with a fighting unbeaten 85 as Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday.

    June 28, 2015
  • 'Sri Lanka's president sacks parliament'

    'Sri Lanka's president sacks parliament'

    COLOMBO, June 26, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of parliament, clearing the way for a snap election 10 months ahead of schedule.

    June 27, 2015
  • 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
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