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Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidency, minorities rattled

Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election yesterday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats following Easter bombings this year. Rajapaksa, who will be sworn into office in

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Malaysia thrash Sri Lanka 4-0

SUBANG JAYA: The national under-18 team (U-18) stayed on the right track for the 2020 AFC U-19 football championship qualifiers by routing Sri Lanka 4-0 in a Tier 2 international friendly here today. Despite resting sensational striker Luqman Hakim Shamsudin,

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LTTE member detained in Sri Lanka, arms stockpile found

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka: Police have raided a safe house operated by a prominent Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) member in Ambalamkulam, recovering a haul of explosives and firearms last Friday. The 36-year-old LTTE member, Joseph Peter Robinson, has not

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BREAKING: X Seven suspected of promoting and supporting LTTE movement arrested

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven individuals, including two state assemblymen, were arrested today for alleged involvement in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), including promoting, supporting and channeling funds to the group and in possession of materials related to its cause.

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Floodlights go dark at Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in Karachi

Floodlights stopped working and went completely dark at Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match in Karachi, leaving netizens in splits. It was an occasion to be remembered for all Pakistani cricket fans as the country celebrated the return of One Day

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UN: Sri Lankan laws applied discriminately

COLOMBO: A United Nations (UN) expert said on Friday some Sri Lankan laws are “frequently applied” in a discriminatory manner and urged the government to address the root causes of public protests by treating everyone equally. President Maithripala Sirisena’s government during its

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Anti-Muslim mobs riot despite curfew in Puttalam

COLOMBO: Mobs slashed to death a Sri Lankan Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed on Monday (May 13) night after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts north of the capital in a violent backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old

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Sri Lanka: Easter bombers all killed or arrested

Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, police chief Chandana Wickramaratne said Tuesday. Police have accounted for every individual involved in the April 21

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Sri Lankan Muslims: Fast In Solidarity With Fellow Christians

On Sunday morning Sri Lankan Christians went to their local churches for Easter services, as they have done for centuries. Easter is a special occasion for Christian families in ethnically diverse Sri Lanka. A time for families to gather to

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Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say. Christians and foreign tourists

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