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Maithripala Sirisena orders stern action against those attacking Muslims in Sri Lanka

The Muslim groups had pointed out that since mid-April, over 20 incidents of violence, hate, intimidation and threats have been reported against Muslims and their places of worship. No arrests have been made so far.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena appoints Ravi Karunanayake as new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

Ravi Karunanayake has served as Minister of Finance from January 2015 until today.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pledges special probe for alleged detention camps

The most recent government-appointed panel the Paranagama Commission in 2013 said nearly 19,000 people have disappeared.

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Sri Lanka to demolish 10,000 buildings after collapse

The capital has a population of over 7,50,000 people, while another half a million travel to it daily for work.

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The good neighbour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka underlined civilisational ties, avoided contentious issues 

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Sri Lanka clears last hurdle for EU trade concessions

The trade concessions were pulled by the EU in 2010 due to Sri Lanka’s poor human rights record.

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Narendra Modi invokes MGR, Muttiah Muralitharan in address to Tamil community in Sri Lanka

Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: “You speak one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you also speak Sinhala,” he said.

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Narendra Modi Sri Lanka visit: PM to address Indian origin tea plantation workers today

PM Modi in Sri Lanka: PM took part in the traditional lamp lighting ceremony in Sri Lanka’s oldest Seema Malaka Buddhist temple on Thursday

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PM Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka today: Here’s his full schedule

PM Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit is said to be an apolitical one.

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Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse: Four children killed, death toll goes up to 10

The military has been deployed to rescue people who might be trapped, police said

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BRICS Summit 2016: PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted a picture of PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.

England vs Sri Lanka: Openers lead Sri Lanka fightback in third Test

Kaushal Silva made an unbeaten 79 and Dimuth Karunaratne 50 for the touring side after Jonny Bairstow’s 167 not out.

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Six Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The fishermen, all of whom are from this coastal village, had put out to sea last night, he said.

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England’s Joe Root wants to convert more fifties into hundreds

England head into the third Test against Sri Lanka with an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and Joe Root said he hoped to target a big score.

Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police's Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.

Sri Lanka: 1 killed, thousands flee as fire triggers blasts at armoury

Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police’s Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.