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Lanka: Rajapaksa's alliance gets simple majority

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on Thursday won two more seats in Kandy and Trincolamee districts, but still fell short of two-thirds......

Tamil party SWEEPS first polls in northern Lanka in 25 years

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Sunday secured a landslide win in the historic provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province, an outcome......

Sri Lanka's first woman Chief Justice sacked

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday sacked the country's first woman Chief Justice Shirani Bandarnayake after ratifying her impeachment by Parliament which held her guilty of......

Jayaratne sworn in as Lanka PM

Veteran Sri Lankan socialist leader D M Jayaratne, a close ally of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was sworn-in on Wednesday as the country's 20th prime minister after the ruling party secured a near......

SL: Violence over Fonseka's arrest, poll dates out

Tensions mounted over the arrest of Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka with violent clashes erupting in Colombo as his wife approached the country's highest court for his release, citing......

Jayasuriya is Sri Lanka's new Chairman of Selectors

Former Sri Lanka cricketer turned politician Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed chairman of selectors in a new-look five-member committee named by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday.......

Ranatunga alleges corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket

Described as the third most corrupt institution in the country, Sri Lanka Cricket came in for some criticism from former captain and Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga, who claimed the money from TV......

Face-off: Jayasuriya vs Ranatunga

His cricket career on the wane, former captain Sanath Jayasuriya has taken the political plunge and will have a face off against ex-teammate Arjuna Ranatunga during election campaigns for their......
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Recent spate of communal violence in Sri Lanka points to government's involvement

Reuters Responding to his mother's more realistic observation — I don't expect I will see peace in my lifetime — Shivan, the main... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-recent-spate-of-communal-violence-in-sri-lanka-points-to-government-s-involvement-1999420
Sri Lankan House Votes Against Probe by UN Team into Rights Abuse

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of the Rajapaksa government's motion to bar the UN team coming to probe rights... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Sri-Lankan-House-Votes-Against-Probe-by-UN-Team-into-Rights-Abuse/2014/06/19/article2287659.ece
Modi, Mahinda, and more...

N Sathiya Moorthy 26 May 2014 India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, has set a healthy precedent... ...

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