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Sri Lankan, court, dismisses, challenging, presidential, candidate, Rajapaksa's, citizenship

Sri Lankan court dismisses case challenging presidential candidate Rajapaks...

10 October, 2019 7:22 pm 7:22 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal case challenging presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll. The three-judge panel of Appeal Court unanimously dismissed the case that challenged the validity of Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, which he obtained … Read More


Sri Lankan ‘mystery spinner’ Mendis retires

08 August, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who burst on to the scene as world cricket’s mystery spinner a decade ago, has announced his retirement from all formats of the game at the age of 34, the International Cricket Council said on Wednesday. Mendis made his debut against West Indies in a one-dayer in April … Read More


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Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security

04 April, 2019 9:58 pm 9:58 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan (SL) security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches. The militants were targeting five locations for attacks on Sunday just passed or on Monday, security sources … Read More


PM, Imran Khan, phones, Sri Lankan, counterpart, condemns, terrorist, attacks

PM Imran Khan phones Sri Lankan counterpart, condemns terrorist attacks

04 April, 2019 1:18 pm 1:18 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his Sri Lankan Counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that took place on Easter Sunday. According to the Foreign Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and profound prayers for the speedy recovery of the … Read More


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FM expresses condolences to Sri Lankan PM on deadly attacks

04 April, 2019 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to express his deepest condolences on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan in the wake of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. During the telephonic conversations, the foreign minister conveyed sympathies for the families … Read More


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Pakistan denounces terrorist attacks at churches, hotels in Sri Lanka

04 April, 2019 12:29 pm 12:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has denounced explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that claimed more than 100 lives on the occasion of Easter Sunday. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan strongly condemned the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter. “My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in … Read More


215 dead, more than 500 injured in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

04 April, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

COLOMBO (Reuters/Web Desk) – Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed at least 215 people and wounded more than 500, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. More than 50 people were killed in … Read More


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Sri Lankan team likely to play two Tests in Pakistan

04 April, 2019 12:59 pm 12:59 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Sri Lankan team will likely to play the two Tests in Pakistan, the reports said on Friday. The sources said that there is a likelihood that Sri Lanka could soon agree to send their team to play the two Tests in Pakistan, though nothing is official yet. The Test matches will … Read More