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Sri Lankan PM warns against return to divisive politics Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lanka's parties to work together as he began forming a new government backed by minority Tamils.
19 августа 2015
Victorious Sri Lanka PM urges unity after election Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe welcomed "the victory of the people" and appealed for unity after an election which seems certain to return his United National Party (UNP) to power.
18 августа 2015
Kerry hails 'enormous progress' in new-look Sri Lanka US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Sri Lanka for making "enormous progress" since the departure of strongman Mahinda Rajapakse.
02 мая 2015
Pope heads to Sri Lanka, kicking off Asia trip Pope Francis set off for a six-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where his open-air masses are expected to draw millions.
13 января 2015
Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena will be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president after the strongman incumbent conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.
09 января 2015
Sri Lanka votes in tightest election in decades Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers, shrugging off some reports of intimidation to vote in the island's tightest election in decades.
09 января 2015
Kerry pushes Sri Lanka leader to hold 'free, fair' polls Top US diplomat John Kerry has urged Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to ensure that Thursday's elections are peaceful and credible.
08 января 2015
UN chief urges peaceful Sri Lanka vote UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the Sri Lankan government to ensure next week's elections are peaceful and that minorities are able to vote without fear.
30 декабря 2014
Hard-line Myanmar monk to battle 'jihad threat' A controversial Buddhist cleric from Myanmar announced he is linking up with hardline monks in Sri Lanka.
29 сентября 2014
China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka China's President announced increased defence and maritime security cooperation with Sri Lanka.
17 сентября 2014
Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner.
18 июля 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Larry Downing Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.
09 июля 2014
Sri Lanka delays digging up suspected Muslim mass grave A magistrate has postponed Tuesday's scheduled start of an operation to exhume a suspected mass war grave on Sri Lanka's east coast after police said they needed more preparation time, an official said.
01 июля 2014
Curfew in Sri Lanka resorts as religious riots spread Sri Lanka's police extended a curfew across two popular coastal resorts Sunday to contain religious riots that left at least 41 people wounded and heightened tensions between Muslims and Buddhists.
16 июня 2014
Sri Lankan asylum-seeker sets himself on fire in Australia A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.
02 июня 2014
©Reuters/Thomas Mukoya Elephants from Canada take up residence in US zoo Three female Asian elephants took up residence at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington on Friday after a 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) road trip from western Canada.
24 мая 2014
Humanitarian aid. ©RIA Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan Kazakhstan will render $2 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this year.
20 мая 2014
Sri Lanka detains British tourist over Buddha tattoo Sri Lanka has detained a female British tourist for having a Buddha tattoo on her right arm and ordered her deportation, police said.
23 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte Sri Lanka troops kill three men in search for Tigers Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatist rebels, in the first major confrontation since the end of the island's war nearly five years ago, a spokesman said.
12 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte Sri Lanka family finds mass grave in garden A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police said Saturday, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country's former war zone.
02 марта 2014

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