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Sri Lanka: More than 400 inmates released to minimise prison congestion

More than 400 prisoners were released from Sri Lankan prisons on a presidential pardon on Tuesday with the intention of minimising congestion within prisons,...

Sri Lanka swears in new cabinet, state ministers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has sworn in a cabinet of 25 ministers as well as 39 powerful state ministers, after a...

Sri Lanka re-opens schools amid COVID-19 caution

All state-owned schools across Sri Lanka re-opened after being shut for over a month amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected over 2,800 people...

Sri Lanka’s president seeks to expand power in parliamentary election

Sri Lankans are scheduled to vote in a crucial parliamentary election on Wednesday, as the country’s president looks to consolidate his power with a...

COVID-19: Patient who escaped from Sri Lanka hospital nabbed

Sri Lankan authorities nabbed a COVID-19 patient on Friday hours after he had escaped from a hospital on the outskirts of the capital while...

Sri Lanka removes religion, marital status of parents from birth certificates

Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday announced that all new birth certificates which will be issued for new born children in the future will not...

Sri Lanka postpones re-opening of international airports till September

Sri Lanka will postpone the re-opening of its international airports till early September, following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases from a drug rehabilitation...

Schools partially re-open in Sri Lanka as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Schools across Sri Lanka were partially re-opened on Monday after being shut for nearly three months, as the spread of COVID-19 has been put...

Sri Lanka quarantines over 1,200 for failing to wear masks

Over 1,200 people have been placed under a 14-day quarantine in Sri Lanka for failing to wear face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic which...

Sri Lanka’s twice-delayed elections now set for Aug. 5

Sri Lanka’s twice-postponed parliamentary elections are now scheduled for Aug. 5, the electoral authority said on Wednesday. The island nation’s elections were originally set down...

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