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Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

11 November, 2019 2:44 pm 2:44 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy. Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists 10 years … Read More


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Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

04 April, 2019 2:12 pm 2:12 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels. Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend … Read More