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Sri Lanka President grants full pardon to ex-army chief Fonseka

livemint.com — A file photo of former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka. Photo: AFP Colombo: Sri Lanka's newly elected President on Wednesday pardoned former army chief Sarath Fonseka, who led the military in a 26-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists but was later jailed by the government of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Pope preaches reconciliation in ex Sri Lanka war zone

mobile.reuters.com — By Ranga Sirilal MADHU, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, preaching forgiveness to tens of thousands of followers gathered at a Catholic shrine that was shelled during the country's long ethnic conflict.

Pope heads to Sri Lanka at rare moment of island harmony

mobile.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a visit expected to add to a new harmonious atmosphere in the Buddhist-majority nation that last week elected a government promising increased respect for long-suffering religious minorities.

Pope heads to Sri Lanka at rare moment of island harmony

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Max Rossi Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane for his trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines at Fiumicino airport in Rome January 12, 2015. The visit to Sri Lanka is the first leg of a Jan.

Sri Lanka's new president names 100-day cabinet before polls

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer Sri Lanka's newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena (C) arrives for his swearing-in ceremony in Colombo January 9, 2015. Maithripala Sirisena, who unseated Mahinda Rajapaksa in last week's presidential poll, appointed professionals and veteran politicians to the main ministries. "We will go for an election in 100 days.

UPDATE 5-Sri Lanka on edge as voting ends in tight presidential election

in.reuters.com — State media leap on Paris attack to strike chord with voters * Rajapaksa failed to see challenge from within his own ranks * Many voters fed up with cost of living, corruption, autocracy (Updates throughout after start of voting) By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for a third term hung in the balance as the country's election began on Thursday, with voters split between the "devil they know" and an upstart who has promised to root out corruption and political decay.

Sri Lanka edgy as voting ends

iol.co.za — Colombo - A night of suspense lay ahead for Sri Lanka as voting ended in a closely fought presidential election that could hand Mahinda Rajapaksa an unprecedented third term or bring to power a rival who has vowed to root out corruption and political decay.

Sri Lanka edgy as voting ends in tight presidential election

trust.org — Tension high before vote count; police deployed in capital * State media leap on Paris attack to strike chord with voters * Rajapaksa failed to see challenge from within his own ranks * Many voters fed up with cost of living, corruption, autocracy By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A night of suspense lay ahead for Sri Lanka as voting ended in a closely fought presidential election that could hand Mahinda Rajapaksa an unprecedented third term or bring to power a rival who has vowed to root out corruption and political decay.

Sri Lankan president’s bid to remain uncertain as election starts

bdlive.co.za — COLOMBO - President Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for a third term hung in the balance as Sri Lanka went to the polls on Thursday, with voters split between the "devil they know" and an upstart who has promised to root out corruption and political decay.

Sri Lankan president's bid to stay uncertain as election starts

in.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for a third term hung in the balance as the country's election began on Thursday, with voters split between the "devil they know" and an upstart who has promised to root out corruption and political decay.
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Jan 25, 2015

RT @bestazhar: All eyes on govt’s revenue proposals in mini Budget to be unveiled on Thursday nation.lk/edition/biz-ne…’s-revenue-proposals.html #lka

Jan 25, 2015

Health Ministry bans sale of Apple imported from US due to bacterial infection, PHI ordered to confiscate stocks

Jan 25, 2015

DIG Anura Senanayake transferred to Police HQ, Pujith Jayasundara to Western, Lalith Jayasinghe to North

Jan 25, 2015

RT @PresMaithri: 29 high commissioners and ambassadors have been  called back to the country. #lka

Jan 25, 2015

RT @PresMaithri: A circular will be issued, that would calloff the controversial leadership training programs that were held for Principals in military camps

Jan 25, 2015

RT @PresMaithri: Sri Lanka has recalled 29 non-foreign service envoys in order to lessen the politicization of its diplomatic corps at the top level.

Jan 24, 2015

A 4 year old girl died falling from 22nd floor of the Havelock City apartments complex - Wellawatta: Police

Jan 24, 2015

Sri Lanka's once-powerful former prez faces backlash after poll defeat - shar.es/1bEGKZ

Jan 24, 2015

JVP disgusted by greed and fight to grab best ministries: Anura Kumara ft.lk/2015/01/23/jvp…

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