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Sri Lanka: Island country in South Asia
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It is situated on the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; while being separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo is its largest city and financial centre.

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Sri Lankan health regulator blocks use of China's Sinopharm vaccine [Video]

Sri Lankan health regulator blocks use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka get the made-in-China jab, but that is not the case with Sri Lankans.

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Sri Lanka beauty queen's crown snatched, an ugly scene unfolded on stage| Oneindia News [Video]

Sri Lanka beauty queen's crown snatched, an ugly scene unfolded on stage| Oneindia News

Sri Lanka beauty pageant video is going viral on the social media for the most unprecedented turn of events. The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant is allegedly recovering from a head injury after a..

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Mrs Sri Lanka' beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up [Video]

Mrs Sri Lanka' beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up

The controversy surrounding Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 came to a dramatic end on Tuesday (April 6) after the winner of the country's top beauty pageant was re-crowned as the champion.A video of the Sunday..

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Days after PM Modi's trip, Indian soldiers in Bangladesh for military exercise [Video]

Days after PM Modi's trip, Indian soldiers in Bangladesh for military exercise

An Indian Army contingent reached Bangladesh for a multinational military exercise. Indian soldiers were greeted with flowers and salutes upon arrival in Dhaka. The Shantir Ogroshena (Frontrunners of..

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PM Modi ensured safety of Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka: J P Nadda [Video]

PM Modi ensured safety of Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka: J P Nadda

Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President J P Nadda attended a public meeting at Modakurichi, Erode on April 3 and said Prime Minister Narendra..

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Watch: Sri Lanka releases 14 Indian fishermen days after arrest; all 54 released [Video]

Watch: Sri Lanka releases 14 Indian fishermen days after arrest; all 54 released

14 Indian fishermen were released by Sri Lanka on March 27, Indian officials confirmed. Sri Lanka has released all 54 Indian fishermen arrested this week for allegedly poaching in the country's..

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Sri Lankan govt releases 14 fishermen days after arrest [Video]

Sri Lankan govt releases 14 fishermen days after arrest

A total of 14 fishermen were released by Sri Lankan government, two days after being arrested. The fishermen were fishing in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, when Sri Lankan Coast Guard on patrol..

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300 kg heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles, 1000 cartridges recovered from Sri Lankan fishing boats [Video]

300 kg heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles, 1000 cartridges recovered from Sri Lankan fishing boats

Indian Coast Guard seized Sri Lankan fishing boats, from which 300 kg heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds of cartridges were recovered. The Sri Lankan boats were seized with narcotics and arms..

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UN rights office gets mandate to document Sri Lanka war crimes [Video]

UN rights office gets mandate to document Sri Lanka war crimes

The resolution received 22 votes in favour and 11 against, including China and Pakistan, and 14 abstentions including India.

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Watch: India abstains from vote on Sri Lanka at UNHRC over civil war crimes [Video]

Watch: India abstains from vote on Sri Lanka at UNHRC over civil war crimes

India abstained from vote on Sri Lanka at UN Human Rights Council. Delhi asked Colombo to continue reconciliation process with Tamils. UNHRC adopted resolution to collect proof of crimes in Sri Lanka's..

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India's Ambassador to Sri Lanka demands support to Sri Lankan Tamils at UNHRC [Video]

India's Ambassador to Sri Lanka demands support to Sri Lankan Tamils at UNHRC

Ahead of the voting on India's consideration of the resolution "promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka," in the United Nations Human Rights Council, India's Ambassador..

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Congress joined hands with party dangerous to Assam's culture: PM Modi [Video]

Congress joined hands with party dangerous to Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at opposition Congress at a rally in poll-bound Assam on March 20 and said the party has "joined hands" with those who are a danger to Assam's culture and heritage...

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UN report estimates 228,000 child deaths due to Covid-19 disruptions in South Asia | OneIndia News [Video]

UN report estimates 228,000 child deaths due to Covid-19 disruptions in South Asia | OneIndia News

According to a UN report, disruption in healthcare services due to Covid-19 may have caused an estimated 239,000 maternal and child deaths in South Asia. The study was focussed on Afghanistan, Nepal,..

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Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut more than 1,000 Islamic schools [Video]

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut more than 1,000 Islamic schools

Minister for public security says decision has been taken on ‘national security’ grounds; activists decry announcement.

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Burqa is religious extremism’ says SL Minister | Oneindia News [Video]

Burqa is religious extremism’ says SL Minister | Oneindia News

SL Minister says Sri Lanka will ban burqa, shut down islamic schools. Yashwant Sinha after joining TMC says all institutions of democracy including judiciary have become weak. DMK president MK Stalin..

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Sri Lankan Catholics demand justice for Easter bombing victims [Video]

Sri Lankan Catholics demand justice for Easter bombing victims

Church leaders demand government finds the perpetrators behind the 2019 attacks that killed 279 people.

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Sri Lankan govt has engaged directly with investors on WCT project: MEA [Video]

Sri Lankan govt has engaged directly with investors on WCT project: MEA

While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the official spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava clarified on plans for West Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka. Srivastava said,..

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Vaccine Maitri: 'Made in India' COVID vaccines arrive in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [Video]

Vaccine Maitri: 'Made in India' COVID vaccines arrive in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus..

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Mrs World 'arrested' over bust-up at Mrs Sri Lanka pageant

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Reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie has been released on bail after she was arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly injuring a pageant contestant in an on-stage row.
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Sri Lanka beauty queen's crown snatched from head over divorce claims

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A beauty pageant winner in Sri Lanka was told she had been disqualified and had her crown taken from her head on stage because she was believed to be divorced.
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BIMSTEC a promising sub regional grouping, says EAM

The meet hosted by Chair Sri Lanka saw, Indian side raising the issue of connectivity, security, and disaster management.
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Sri Lanka's 1996 Cricket World Cup success - the inside story

To mark 25 years since Sri Lanka surged to World Cup glory, BBC World Service speaks to those who were there.
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'Betrayed Tamils', 'Strategic move': Mixed reactions after India abstains from voting on Sri Lanka's human rights record

International rights groups claim at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed by Sri Lankan military in the final stages of the war.
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Chidambaram attacks Centre for abstaining from voting on UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to punish the AIADMK-BJP alliance in the upcoming state assembly elections for abstaining from the UNHRC vote on Sri..
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Walking diplomatic tightrope, India abstains from voting on Lanka resolution


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UN: India abstains from voting on resolution alleging human rights violations by Sri Lanka during Tamil Eelam war


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India mulls UN vote on human rights in Lanka

As the UNHRC prepares for a vote on Tuesday on a resolution meant to hold Sri Lankan authorities accountable for human rights violations, the Indian government is mulling whether to support or oppose..
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As India keeps Sri Lanka on tenterhooks at UNHRC, President Gotabaya dials PM Modi

Following recent tensions in ties, not least because of Sri Lanka's decision to cancel an agreement with India and Japan for jointly developing the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo port, PM..
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PM Modi, Lankan President discuss topical developments, cooperation in multilateral forums

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a telephonic conversation on Saturday during which they reviewed topical developments as well as ongoing cooperation between..
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Lanka's claim of Indian mission approval for WCT project proposal 'factually incorrect': MEA


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Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in West Indies' win over Sri Lanka

Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in one over off Akila Dhananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies' T20 defeat of Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka clears new India-Japan port project


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Sri Lanka offers strategic deep-sea port to India, Japan

Sri Lanka will offer a strategically located deep-sea port to India and Japan, an official said Tuesday, as the island seeks to balance traditional ties against China's rising regional influence...
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Joint statement: India, Pakistan review situation along LoC in 'free, frank' atmosphere

It is to be noted that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was recently allowed by New Delhi to use Indian Air space for travel to Sri Lanka.
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India on lips, Pak PM plays peace card in Lanka

Pakistan PM Imran Khan frequently referred to India during his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, projecting himself as someone who had always advocated dialogue as the way forward for the two neighbours even..
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to use Indian air space for travel to Sri Lanka

Pakistan had requested for use of air space, which India gave permission for.
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BJP will form govts in Nepal, Sri Lanka, says Biplab, triggers row


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Issue of Tamil rights taken up consistently with Sri Lanka, says PM Modi

Speaking after the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of several key projects in Chennai, PM Modi said, "The issue of Tamil rights has been taken up by us consistently with Sri Lanka. We..
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India says it has longstanding interest in developing Colombo port, Sri Lankan government in direct talks with investors


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Fulfilling expectations of Tamil community in Sri Lanka's own interest: S Jaishankar


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India v England: Moeen Ali 'wouldn't wish Covid-19 on anyone'

England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he had "never experienced that sort of tiredness" after testing positive for coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
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No adverse reactions so far following vaccination: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on Friday launched its national coronavirus immunisation campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers, soldiers and security personnel, a day after India gifted..
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India's gift of 5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines reach Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president on Thursday welcomed the first 500,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from India, which has donated the shots to eight countries in the region. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was..
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India dispatches Covishield vaccines to Bahrain, Sri Lanka

India's Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday had announced vaccine rollout for several countries from January 20.
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India to gift Srilanka 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

Last week, India gifted vaccines to 8 countries-- Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Seychelles, and Mauritius
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Sri Lanka to procure 2 to 3 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine from India: Official


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Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root encourages his side to keep improving after 2-0 series win

England captain Joe Root says it is important his side "do not stand still" after their 2-0 series victory against Sri Lanka.
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England in Sri Lanka: Tourists complete six-wicket win and take series 2-0

England complete a thrilling victory on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka to take the series 2-0.
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Joe Root: England captain one of the best I've seen against spin - Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Joe Root is one of the best players of spin he has seen after his 186 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
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England in Sri Lanka: Joe Root's 186 keeps tourists' hopes alive in second Test

Joe Root hit a magnificent 186 but his dismissal from the final ball of the third day leaves Sri Lanka with a slight advantage in the second Test.
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England in Sri Lanka: James Anderson takes 6-40 on tight second day in Galle

James Anderson and Joe Root keep England in contention on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
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WHO chief Ghebreyesus thanks PM Modi for 'continued support' to global Covid-19 response

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continued support to the global Covid-19 response, saying acting together, including sharing of knowledge,..
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Centre should deal with Sri Lanka strongly over killing of four India fishermen: S Ramadoss


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England in Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews hits century on first day of second Test

Angelo Mathews grinds out a century for Sri Lanka as England's bowlers toil on a hard-fought first day of the second Test in Galle.
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Bodies of four fishermen from Tamil Nadu found in Sri Lanka

The bodies of four Tamil Nadu fishermen reported missing since they went out to sea from the Kottaipatinam jetty in Pudukottai district last Monday washed ashore on a Sri Lankan beach on Thursday, the..
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Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root expects response from home side in second Test in Galle

England captain Joe Root expects a stronger challenge from Sri Lanka when the second and final Test in Galle begins on Friday.
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Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root says tourists on 'upward curve' after Galle win

Captain Joe Root says England are "going in the right direction" after their seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test.
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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists win first Test by seven wickets

Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence help England seal a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in the first Test of a two-match series in Galle.
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England in Sri Lanka: Jack Leach says his struggles propel him onto highs after five-wicket haul

Jack Leach says he uses his health struggles to "propel me on to the highs", after his 5-122 put England on the verge of beating Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists wobble chasing 74 after Jack Leach takes 5-122

England need 36 runs on the final day to win the first Test against Sri Lanka despite losing three wickets in a chaotic end to the fourth day in Galle.
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PM Modi thanks Sri Lankan counterpart for appreciation on Covid-19 vaccine drive


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England in Sri Lanka: Hosts exposed tourists' weaknesses on day three - Michael Vaughan

Sri Lanka exposed England's weaknesses on the third day of the first Test, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
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Sri Lanka v England: Lahiru Thirimanne leads hosts' fightback

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Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root makes 168 not out as tourists build big lead

Captain Joe Root scores an unbeaten 168 as England build a substantial lead on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
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India plans to offer 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to its neighbours as it draws up a policy to supply vials to countries across the globe, people with knowledge of the matter said. An Indian..
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England in Sri Lanka: Hosts' batting display was 'one of the worst we've seen'

Former England captain Michael Vaughan describes Sri Lanka's batting display against England in the first Test as "one of the worst" he has seen.
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