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Sri Lanka

Island country in South Asia

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Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

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After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now..
Credit: Reuters - Published 19 hours ago

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Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Sri Lanka's army said on Wednesday it was investigating a video posted on social media that showed a man dressed as a soldier walking away seconds before a mob..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lankan soldiers in armored vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Tamil family has been fighting to avoid being returned to Sri Lanka, saying they would face persecution.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lankan police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and shops owned by Muslims on Monday and imposed a nationwide curfew after the worst outbreak of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lanka imposed curfew across its northwest province on Monday, a police spokesman said, after attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the worst..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after mosques and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Sri Lankan government said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka's west coast on Sunday in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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