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EU blacklists Sri Lanka over illegal fishing

2015-01-26 19:28

The European Union has blacklisted Sri Lanka for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka-flagged vessels into the EU.

Sri Lanka reviews China projects

2015-01-18 13:15

Sri Lanka's new government will review Chinese projects awarded under the previous administration, a move bound to please Indian and Western powers.

Huge crowds greet pope on Sri Lankan seafront

2015-01-14 10:07

Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans have crowded the Colombo seafront as Pope Francis canonised the island's first saint in one of the biggest public gatherings the city has ever witnessed.

Pope calls for truth over Sri Lanka's violent past

2015-01-13 10:21

Pope Francis called on Sri Lanka to uncover the truth of what happened during its bloody civil war as part of a healing process between religious communities, as he arrived in Colombo.

 

China hopes for Sri Lanka co-operation

2015-01-19 14:00

China says it hopes for continued "co-operation" with Sri Lanka despite a pledge by the new government in Colombo to review Chinese infrastructure projects.

Sri Lanka releases almost 600 prisoners to mark pope visit

2015-01-14 19:02

Sri Lanka has released nearly 600 prisoners and reduced jail terms for others to mark Pope Francis' visit and his proclamation of the country's first saint.

'Exhausted' pope cancels meeting with Sri Lanka bishops

2015-01-13 16:18

Pope Francis has cancelled a planned meeting with Sri Lankan bishops, with one security official saying he was ‘exhausted’ after a long journey from the airport exposed to the hot sun.

Sri Lanka presidential challenger says victory in sight

2015-01-08 08:08

The main challenger for the Sri Lankan presidency said victory was in sight and promised a new political culture as he cast his vote.

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