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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka house speaker: Tamil party to lead opposition for 1st time in 32 years following arrangement to form national unity government - @AFP

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Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan Prime Minister - @httweets

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Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister as 2 main political parties sign agreement to work together in new parliament - @AP

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politics

Indian President Narendra Modi congratulates Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his party's general election win, says, 'I am confident that under Mr. Wickremesinghe's leadership, bilateral ties between India & Sri Lanka will get stronger. ' - @narendramodi

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party wins election with 106 seats, Rajapaksa alliance gets 95 seats - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says he concedes defeat in election - @AFP

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Sri Lanka

#BREAKING: Sri Lanka president vows to block Rajapakse's PM bid - @AFP

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's torture of Tamils persists despite war's end - charity

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Sri Lanka

1 dead as gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally - @AFP

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cricket

Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to be discontinued - @clt20

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Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa accepts request to contest in August 17 elections for prime minister - @Reuters

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cricket

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara to quit international cricket after 2nd test against India - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan army officer sentenced to death for murdering 8 Tamil civilians - @Reuters

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air travel

Drunk passenger causes Malaysia Airlines flight to Sri Lanka to make a return to Kuala Lumpur - @staronline

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Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

Photo: Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is lit during annual Buddhist festival of Vesak in Sri Lanka - Getty Images via @BuzzFeedNews

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Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry praises Sri Lanka for democratic reforms - @abcnews

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United States Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry will start trip to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti on Saturday - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka imposes 3-month travel ban on its central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran while he faces insider dealing investigation - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka orders criminal investigation into alleged billions of dollars of corruption at national airline - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka

New Sri Lankan President Sirisena holds talks with Chinese lead Xi JinPing amid efforts to recalibrate predecessor's strongly pro-China policies - @AP

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