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News: Sri Lanka

We have started to collect the most important news related to Sri Lanka in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Sri Lanka: news

Canada halts funding over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 0:45

Canada cites human rights concerns in its decision to suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka.
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Suspected rebels shot in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:53

The Sri Lankan army says it has shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatists, in the first such clash in five years.
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VIDEO: Sri Lankan cricketers welcomed home

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 8:56

Sri Lanka's cricketers are welcomed home by thousands of fans after winning the World Twenty20 crown.
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I owed Sri Lanka, says Sangakkara

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 19:04

Kumar Sangakkara pays tribute to his team-mates after steering Sri Lanka to the World T20 title in his final game.
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Sri Lanka beat India to win World T20

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 17:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India
related places: Dhaka

Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.
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Brilliant Kohli leads India to final

Friday, April 4th 2014, 16:35
related countries: India India, South Africa South Africa

Virat Kohli guides India to a six-wicket win over South Africa and a World Twenty20 final meeting with Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka beat Windies to reach final

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:05

Sri Lanka reach the World Twenty20 final with a 27-run win over West Indies after a thunderstorm ends play early.
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Windies beat Pakistan to reach semis

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mirpur

Defending champions West Indies beat Pakistan by 84 runs to set up a World Twenty20 semi-final with Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka thrash NZ to reach semis

Monday, March 31st 2014, 17:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sri Lanka bowl New Zealand out for 60 to book their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a remarkable 59-run win.
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Hales ton one of best ever - Broad

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad says Alex Hales' century for England against Sri Lanka in the World T20 is one of the best he has seen.
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Hales hits historic ton in England win

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:21

Alex Hales becomes the first England player to score a Twenty20 century in a remarkable six-wicket win over Sri Lanka.
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UN council backs S Lanka war inquiry

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:47

The UN Human Rights Council supports a resolution which paves the way for an inquiry into abuses during the final phase of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war in 2009.
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Dutch hit record low score in SL loss

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Sri Lanka dismiss the Netherlands for 39, the lowest score in Twenty20 international history, as they cruise to a Group One victory.
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Tamil doctor 'pressed to recant'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:27

A doctor who worked in Sri Lanka's civil war combat zone tells the BBC he was forced by the government to recant his death toll claims.
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Sri Lanka frees rights activists

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:29

Sri Lankan authorities release two prominent human rights activists who were detained on Sunday under anti-terrorism laws.
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Sri Lankans held on terror law

Monday, March 17th 2014, 15:24

The authorities in Sri Lanka detain two prominent human rights activists under anti-terror laws.
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Tamil activist detained in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 14th 2014, 16:57

Police in Sri Lanka arrest a prominent Tamil activist who has been campaigning against political disappearances.
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Sri Lankan hangman resigns in shock

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 12:16

A newly recruited hangman in Sri Lanka resigns in shock after being shown the gallows for the first time.
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My Day: Sri Lankan fisherwoman

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 20:47

Scratching a living from the sea in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka seal Asia Cup final win

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dhaka

Sri Lanka beat holders Pakistan by five wickets with 22 balls remaining at the Asia Cup final in Mirpur:
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In pictures: Sri Lanka drought hits harvests

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 1:02

Rice and tea farmers count the cost in Sri Lanka
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VIDEO: Search for Sri Lanka's missing

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 7:39

Relatives of missing people in Sri Lanka have flocked to testify at a new commission set up to examine the issue of the missing.
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Sri Lanka on path to brutalisation?

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 20:14

Reflections on a fellow reporter's murder in Sri Lanka
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Man arrested over aid worker death

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 10:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Sri Lankan politician charged with murdering a British aid worker is arrested by police two weeks after jumping bail.
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Pakistan race to 302 for victory

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan chase down 302 in two sessions to win the third Test against Sri Lanka and draw the series 1-1.
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More skulls in Sri Lanka mass grave

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 7:30

Four more human skulls are unearthed at a mass grave discovered last month in northern Sri Lanka, bringing the total number of remains to 31.
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Sri Lanka pressed over church attack

Monday, January 13th 2014, 13:43

Police in Sri Lanka say they have identified and intend to arrest 24 people, including eight Buddhist monks, who were allegedly involved in attacks on two churches on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka appoint Farbrace as coach

Friday, December 20th 2013, 13:04

Sri Lanka announce the appointment of Yorkshire second XI coach Paul Farbrace as their new head coach.
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UN accused over Sri Lanka illness

Friday, December 13th 2013, 11:31

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation is blamed for the spread of a kidney disease which affects nearly half a million people in Sri Lanka.
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Heroin scam hits S Lanka PM's office

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 18:13

Sri Lanka's prime minister orders staff not to write letters in his name, after a heroin importation scam used a letter from his office.
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Sri Lanka 'massacred aid workers'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:59
related countries: France France

A French charity accuses Sri Lanka's security forces of killing 17 of its aid workers in 2006 and demands an international inquiry.
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Sri Lanka to begin war dead census

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 1:05

Sri Lanka is set to start a survey to determine the number of people killed during the country's 26-year civil war, the government says.
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Commonwealth ends difficult summit

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 14:32

Commonwealth leaders issue a statement at the end of a summit that makes no mention of alleged human rights abuses by host Sri Lanka.
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Hague urges Sri Lanka-led inquiry

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 8:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes it is possible for the Sri Lankan government to establish a war crimes inquiry before March 2014.
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Sri Lanka leader warns of hypocrisy

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sri Lanka's president reacts defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged rights abuses, saying those who live in "glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
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VIDEO: Prince Charles does the Hokey Cokey

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:27

Prince Charles puts his best foot forward, tackling the Hokey Cokey on a trip to a school for disabled children in Sri Lanka.
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PM urges Sri Lanka to act on rights

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 6:16

David Cameron urges Sri Lanka's president to go further and faster over human rights issues and reconciliation following the country's civil war.
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Leaders in 'robust' Sri Lankan talks

Friday, November 15th 2013, 17:10

David Cameron clashes with the president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa as he pushes for action to protect the rights of its minority Tamil community.
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Rights row dogs Commonwealth summit

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:50
related places: Colombo

A Commonwealth summit opens officially in Colombo, but is boycotted by several leaders over Sri Lanka's human rights record.
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Free horoscopes for Chogm leaders

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:08

Sri Lanka is offering visiting Commonwealth leaders free astrological readings on request, it's reported.
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VIDEO: Religious tensions rise in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 23:32

There are signs of development in Sri Lanka after a long civil war arising out of ethnic tensions but critics say peace has come at a cost. The BBC's George Alagiah reports.
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