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Sri Lanka: 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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Deadly flooding and landslides hit Sri Lanka [Video]

Deadly flooding and landslides hit Sri Lanka

Monsoon rains turn deadly for Sri Lanka, where rain totals for 24 hours exceeded the normal values for the whole month of June. CNN Meteorologist Karen Maginnis has the details.

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Sri Lanka fears more pollution following sinking of container ship [Video]

Sri Lanka fears more pollution following sinking of container ship

Up to three billion plastic pellets have already been released into the sea from the vessel.

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Sri Lanka: Bad weather hampers sinking cargo ship rescue [Video]

Sri Lanka: Bad weather hampers sinking cargo ship rescue

Sri Lanka: Bad weather hampers sinking cargo ship rescue

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Sri Lanka facing environmental disaster after ship [Video]

Sri Lanka facing environmental disaster after ship

Rough seas and poor visibility forced Sri Lanka navy divers to abandon an inspection Thursday of a sinking ship threatening a disastrous oil spill off Colombo's main harbour, officials said.

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Coronavirus: Countries on the UK 'red list' [Video]

Coronavirus: Countries on the UK 'red list'

A look at the list of countries on the red list for travel to the UK.Seven countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Trinidad and Tobago – have been added to the..

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Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks [Video]

Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

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Disaster feared as fire-hit cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast [Video]

Disaster feared as fire-hit cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

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Burnt-out ship 'going down' off Sri Lanka coast [Video]

Burnt-out ship 'going down' off Sri Lanka coast

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Sri Lanka: Police investigate fire on ship off Colombo [Video]

Sri Lanka: Police investigate fire on ship off Colombo

Firefighting tugboats continued to spray a burning ship anchored off the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, as navy personnel began clearing debris from the vessel.

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Sri Lanka questions burning cargo ship crew as ecological devastation assessed [Video]

Sri Lanka questions burning cargo ship crew as ecological devastation assessed

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Fight to douse Sri Lanka ship fire continues [Video]

Fight to douse Sri Lanka ship fire continues

Ships spray water at a container ship off Sri Lanka's coast as an international firefighting effort to put out a huge blaze carries on.

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Container ship evacuated after explosion off Colombo [Video]

Container ship evacuated after explosion off Colombo

An explosion on a ship anchored near Sri Lanka’s capital, on which a fire had been burning for several days, has prompted the crew’s evacuation, officials said.The container vessel MV X-Press Pearl..

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Scientists in Sri Lanka call for more preventive measures [Video]

Scientists in Sri Lanka call for more preventive measures

The strain first identified in the UK has spread rapidly in Sri Lanka. Scientists are now looking at another strain first found in India.

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Sri Lanka cargo ship disaster: Large oil spill visible in satellite images

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A large oil slick surrounding the damaged container ship in Sri Lanka has been captured in satellite images.
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Salvage experts monitoring sinking chemical-laden cargo ship for pollution

A chemical-laden cargo ship which is slowly sinking off the coast of Sri Lanka is being monitored for environmental damage by salvage experts.
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Sri Lanka ship fire sparks fears of country's 'worst marine ecological disaster ever'

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The sinking of a fire-damaged container ship loaded with chemicals off Sri Lanka's coast has triggered the "worst marine ecological disaster" the country has ever seen, a volunteers group has said.
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Sri Lanka faces environmental disaster as chemical-laden cargo ship starts to sink

sri lanka faces environmental disaster as chemical-laden cargo ship starts to sink
A fire-stricken cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals is sinking off the coast of Sri Lanka, sparking fears of an enviromental disaster.
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India unlikely to resume sizable Covid-19 vaccine exports until October: Sources

Battling the world's biggest jump in coronavirus infections, India halted vaccine exports a month ago after donating or selling more than 66 million doses. The move has left countries including..
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Mere foreign court order won't dis-entitle Indian mom continued custody: HC to Sri Lankan dad

The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed last November by a Sri Lankan-Canadian father for orders to produce his minor daughter and son who are with his estranged wife..
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Dom Bess has spoken to Joe Root about England winter tours

Spinner Dom Bess says he has spoken to England Test captain Joe Root about how he was managed during the winter tours of Sri Lanka and India.
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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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India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh to hold joint military exercise


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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

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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

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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 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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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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