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Sri Lanka’s ousted president returns home after fleeing

Sri Lanka’s former president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country in July after tens of thousands of protesters stormed his home and office in...

Deadly flash floods and mudslides leave thousands displaced in Sri Lanka

At least six people have died and five others are missing after flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka. More than...

Sri Lanka minister who drank sorcerer’s anti-Covid potion tests positive

Sri Lanka’s health minister, who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer, has tested positive for Covid-19. A...

Hundreds of coronavirus cases linked by Sri Lanka to garment factory

Sri Lanka has confirmed a cluster of more than 300 garment factory workers infected with coronavirus, days after reporting its first community infection in...

Scottish university returns nine human skulls to Sri Lankan tribe

An elder from an ancient Sri Lankan tribe has visited Scotland to collect human remains that will be returned to his homeland. Wanniya Uruwarige, chief...

Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary wins presidential vote

Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared victory in the nation’s presidential election. Sri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate, housing minister Sajith Premadasa,...

Muslim bus convoy attacked as Sri Lanka prepares for election

Buses carrying Muslim voters in northern Sri Lanka were attacked by gunfire and stones and blocked by burning tires hours voting began in Saturday’s...

Islamic State terror risk remains despite weakening

Britain still faces a major threat from Islamic State-inspired terrorism despite the fall of the so-called caliphate in Syria, the head of MI5, Andrew...

Sri Lanka Easter bombing suspects exchange gunfire with soldiers

Sri Lankan soldiers are exchanged in gunfire with suspects after attempting to raid a building in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province as part of the...

Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK named

One of the bombers behind the Sri Lankan terror attack was former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed. He is understood to have studied in...

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