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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan court acquits 5 suspects accused in the shooting death of an outspoken ethnic Tamil lawmaker - AP

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India

9 Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy at International Maritime Boundary line near Tamil Nadu's Dhanushkodi - Times of India

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture - Reuters

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European Union

EU delegation urges Sri Lanka to improve human rights, including replacement of its tough anti-terrorism laws - AP

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tech

Facebook launches lighter version of Messenger app to emerging markets; Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela 1st in rollout - ZDNet

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka police exhume body of journalist who who predicted he would be killed days before his murder in 2009 - Reuters

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Sri Lanka

WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria - AFP

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Malaysia

Statement: Malaysian officials say high commissioner of Sri Lanka to Malaysia sustains minor injuries after attack involving protesters Sunday - @MalaysiaMFA

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Australia

India becomes No. 1 team in International Cricket Council's test rankings after Australia loose 3rd test against Sri Lanka - @TOISportsNews

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka earn their first series whitewash as they win 3rd and final test against Australia by 163 runs - Samaa

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sports

Sri Lanka beats Australia in cricket to win Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for 1st time - @CricketNDTV

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police arrest eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa for misappropriation of funds in apartment project, his lawyer says - Reuters

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abuses - AP

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Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena will appoint new central bank chief following recommendation from Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, say government officials - Reuters

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Aceh, Indonesia

Indonesia allows group of 44 stranded Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province, but says they'll have to leave once boat is repaired - AP

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Indonesia

Indonesian immigration officers say stranded boat traveling from Sri Lanka to Australia has been rescued with 40 refugees on board - Sky News

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Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

Fire breaks out at Sri Lankan army camp, causing explosions; no immediate reports of casualties - AP

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cricket

England win test cricket series against Sri Lanka after winning the 2nd test by 9 wickets at Chester-le-Street - Sky News

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Sri Lanka flooding, May 2016

Death toll in Sri Lanka floods passes 100 as waters recede; another 100 are missing - AFP

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Sri Lanka flooding, May 2016

Aid agencies say tens of thousands need aid after deadly cyclone pounds Bangladesh, Sri Lanka - Reuters

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