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The agony of Sri Lanka's landslide survivors

Aljazeera.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
Aranayake, Sri Lanka - In Siripura, one of three Sri Lankan villages completely buried by a massive landslide a week ago, a grieving Priyanthi Sudeepani, 42, continues to hold on to hope for her son's return.
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Will Sri Lanka Test be Durham's last?

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
They need help from the ECB to remain viable and are currently in talks to both reschedule their staging payment for the Sri Lanka Test and help with the debt. They can ill-afford to take a hit on this game. Durham were not dealt a handful of aces with ...
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Sri Lanka: Office of Missing Persons seeks 'disappeared'

BBC News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Sri Lanka is to set up an office to locate thousands of people still missing seven years after the defeat of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, the foreign ministry has announced.

England v Sri Lanka will be a mismatch but Alastair Cook and co must strive for perfection

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
England beat Sri Lanka in the first Test match with one-and-a-half batsmen and one-and-a-half bowlers so it should not be a surprise when they win comfortably again this week.
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Ireland seamer Craig Young ruled out of Sri Lanka ODIs

BBC Sport - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ireland seamer Craig Young has been ruled out of the two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka in June with an elbow injury.
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Deadly cyclone hits Sri Lanka, Bangladesh; aid urgently needed

Asahi Shimbun - ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI--Tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need aid including clean drinking water, dry food rations and medicines after a deadly cyclone hammered the South Asia region, aid agencies said on Tuesday.
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Sri Lanka: Over 100 dead following torrential rain

CNN - ‎May 23, 2016‎
For the rest of the week, Sri Lanka will likely be experiencing scattered rainfall that occurs just a couple weeks before the monsoon season, CNN meteorologist Sean Morris says.
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Henriques, fit-again Starc recalled for Sri Lanka tour

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Moises Henriques was a hotel room key away from being among the players suspended for "Homework-gate" on the 2013 India tour, but may now play a key role in Australia's effort to build subcontinental momentum by beating Sri Lanka at home in July and ...

Sri Lanka's reconciliation task force extends deadline

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
A task force appointed by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on reconciliation mechanisms with the Tamil minority community on Wednesday said it has extended the deadline for public submissions until June 24.
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UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka seeking to borrow $3.5 bln through foreign debt

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka is heavily indebted, partly due to borrowing by the previous government during its nine-year tenure that ended in January 2015.
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Ben Stokes: England man 'devastated' to miss Sri Lanka series

BBC Sport - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Stokes will miss the remaining two Tests, five one day internationals and T20 international against Sri Lanka, but aims to return to the England side in time to face Pakistan later this summer.
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Letters - Let Sri Lanka solve its problems

The Sun Daily - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"LONG road ahead for Sri Lanka" (Letters, May 23) refers. The people in Jaffna want a peaceful life but have been persuaded by some people living overseas to object to humanitarian projects initiated by the government.
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Sri Lanka pacer Chameera injured, to miss England tour

The New Indian Express - ‎May 24, 2016‎
LONDON: Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera was on Tuesday ruled out of the second Test against England and is set to miss the rest of the tour with a stress fracture in his back.

Sri Lanka to take tips on quality education from Odisha

Times of India - ‎14 hours ago‎
Bhubaneswar: A 30-member delegation from Sri Lanka's education department studied various initiatives of Odisha government for improving quality of education in their schools during a five-day visit to the state.
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Sri Lanka arrests ex-top cop over high profile murder

The Sun Daily - ‎May 23, 2016‎
COLOMBO: The ex-police chief in the Sri Lankan capital was arrested Monday amid allegations he suppressed evidence in a murder case to protect members of the former government.
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Tamil Nadu Fishermen Released By Sri Lanka Return

Huffington Post India - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Thirty-four Tamil Nadu fishermen, released by Sri Lankan courts after being detained by the island nation Navy last month, arrived at nearby Karaikal Port on Tuesday.

Vesak festival in Sri Lanka

euronews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year's celebration of the Buddhist festival, Vesak.
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Simon Willis named SL high performance manager

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed Kent coach Simon Willis to the post of high performance manager. Willis - who has been involved at Kent for 23 years, becoming the county's high performance director in 2009 - will oversee SLC's cricket academy based in ...
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Rescue efforts hampered after Sri Lanka landslides

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Hopes of survivors were fading as rescue efforts have been hampered after heavy rains continued to pound the central Sri Lankan region where villages have been swallowed by mud in several landslides. Military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera ...
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Letters - Long road ahead for Sri Lanka

The Sun Daily - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The call by international human rights agencies for the Sri Lanka government to undertake reconciliation measures by accounting for the missing people, killings and torture has not been addressed.
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