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Sri Lanka President celebrates Sinhala & Tamil New Year

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena performed New Year rituals at his official residence in Colombo.As per a media report, Sirisena along with First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena on Saturday lit a hearth to mark the auspicious occasion.They were also joined by ... Business Standard, 4 days ago
Sirisena asks all parties to work together Business Standard, 6 days ago

Trump extends wishes on Sinhala, Tamil New Year

[USA], Apr. 12 (ANI): The United States has extended greetings to Sri Lankans living across the globe for Sinhala and Tamil New Year. "On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish a joyous New Year to all the Sri Lankan people. The New Year ...
 Sify1 week ago
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Hardline Buddhist group accused in anti-Muslim riots in Lanka to float political party

A hardline Sinhala-Buddhist group in Sri Lanka, which was allegedly involved in attacks on Muslims during the recent communal riots in the country, has decided to float a political party. Mahason Balakaya or the Devil Mahasonas Force, which had allegedly ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago
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Fresh violence in Lanka's Kandy; Internet shut

Fresh violence on Wednesday erupted between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in other areas of central Sri Lanka’s riot-hit Kandy district, prompting authorities to extend a curfew till Thursday. The authorities on Tuesday imposed curfew till Wednesday morning after communal violence in the Theldeniya area of the central hill district that left two persons dead and damaged several mosques and homes.   Government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said that the curfew has ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Fresh violence in Lanka as Muslim-owned restaurant attacked  Rediff.com1 month ago Fresh violence erupts in riot-hit Kandy, 81 suspects arrested  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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A soldier returns to Sri Lanka

'As I went around Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna and Mannar, my mind went back to my visit in January 1990 at the fag end of the IPKFs mission in Sri Lanka,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Indian commandos at the burnt Jaffna library, January 1990. Photograph: Colonel Anil A Athale Sri Lanka, India's closest maritime neighbour, seldom grabs headlines in the Indian media except during instances of internal violence, as happened recently with the Buddhist-Muslim riots. Or during the ...
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Why Ram/Buddha, Tendulkar/Jayasuriya is hard to beat

If India follows smart cultural diplomacy in Sri Lanka, it has unmatched advantages over both China and Pakistan, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Part 1: A soldier returns to Sri Lanka IMAGE: An imposing statue of the Buddha in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, one of Buddhism's most holy sites. Photograph: Archana Masih/Rediff.com'Buddhists Sinhalas are deeply religious and everyone has a desire to visit Bodh Gaya and Lumbini (Buddha's birth place) at least once,' says Colonel Athale. The situation in ...
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Things are never easy in Sri Lanka

'Sirisena will keep both Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe on tenterhooks till the next general election due in 2020,' says Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, right, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Opposition leader and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa must be laughing his head off. Despite all the cases of corruption against him and his family, despite the harassment and the jail terms that members of his ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Lanka Prez Sirisena lifts nationwide state of emergency

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 for the first time since the civil war following days of communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the country.President Sirisena, who returned to Sri Lanka last night from an official visit to India and Japan, removed the state of emergency as the situation in the country returned to normal."Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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No need to extend 'State of Emergency' in Sri Lanka: Law and Order Minister

The Sri Lankan government is unlikely to extend the 10-day nationwide state of emergency imposed after communal riots erupted in Kandy district, as no fresh incidents of violence have been reported from anywhere in the country, the new Law and Order Minister ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago China asks Sri Lankan govt to ensure security of its nationals  Business Standard1 month ago Sri Lanka declares state of emergency following riots in Kandy  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Sri Lanka violence: How long will the President-PM impasse continue?

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