Sri Lanka

Countries where the burka is banned
Burqa, veil
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Countries where the burka is banned

Switzerland becomes latest country to ban the Islamic face veil
8 Mar 2021
Is it safe to travel to Sri Lanka?
SRi Lanka
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Is it safe to travel to Sri Lanka?

Government slashes airline costs in bid to reverse tourism slump following Easter attacks
10 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka travel advice: UK issues warning
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Sri Lanka travel advice: UK issues warning

Foreign Office says further attacks likely and US issues warning to avoid places of worship
26 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: what we know about the bombers
Sri Lanka attacks
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Sri Lanka attacks: what we know about the bombers

Nine attackers were well-educated and wealthy, say authorities
25 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: Islamic State claims responsibility
Sri Lanka attacks
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Sri Lanka attacks: Islamic State claims responsibility

Terror group claim comes as authorities face anger over failure to act on warnings
24 Apr 2019
Is Sri Lanka on the brink of another civil war?
Sri Lanka bombing
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Is Sri Lanka on the brink of another civil war?

The Easter Sunday bombings have opened wounds from 26-year-long conflict that ended a decade ago
23 Apr 2019
Today’s front pages: Sri Lanka’s tragedy
Sri Lanka attacks
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Today’s front pages: Sri Lanka’s tragedy

A round up of the headlines from UK newspapers on 23 April
23 Apr 2019

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Sri Lanka attacks ‘linked to international terror network’
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Sri Lanka attacks ‘linked to international terror network’

Government blames local group, but experts point to ‘co-ordination, sophistication and timing’ as proof of foreign involvement
23 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka hiring hangmen as drug war escalates
Noose, Hangman
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Sri Lanka hiring hangmen as drug war escalates

Executioners needed as President Maithripala Sirisena ends moratorium on capital punishment
14 Feb 2019
How Sri Lankan parliament descended into violence
Sri Lanka Parliament
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How Sri Lankan parliament descended into violence

Lawmakers brawl as anger grows over ousting of democratically elected leader last month
15 Nov 2018
Joe Root hails England after opening Test win in Sri Lanka
England players congratulate bowler Moeen Ali after he dismissed Niroshan Dickwella
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Joe Root hails England after opening Test win in Sri Lanka

England’s overseas losing run ends with a thumping victory in Galle
9 Nov 2018
Keaton Jennings hits superb century in Galle
England batsman Keaton Jennings scored an unbeaten century against Sri Lanka
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Keaton Jennings hits superb century in Galle

Sri Lanka need 447 runs to win the first Test after England opener’s 146 not out
8 Nov 2018
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency
A state of emergency has not existed in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war
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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

Tensions between Sinhalese Buddhists and Muslims erupt into biggest unrest since civil war
7 Mar 2018
Luxury Sri Lanka: The Owl and the Pussycat hotel
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Luxury Sri Lanka: The Owl and the Pussycat hotel

A whimsical hideaway stunningly located on the edge of the Indian Ocean
27 Oct 2017
Financial Times journalist killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
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Financial Times journalist killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka

‘Accomplished’ reporter Paul McClean, 24, dragged into water while washing his hands
15 Sep 2017
Turn off, tune in, drop out: Six tech-free holidays
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Turn off, tune in, drop out: Six tech-free holidays

Scrap the smartphone, wave goodbye to WiFi and recharge your personal battery on these digital-detox getaways
23 May 2017
The 15 most luxurious places to travel this Easter
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The 15 most luxurious places to travel this Easter

Make your break even more special by visiting some of the world's most indulgent holiday hotspots
31 Mar 2017
Liam Plunkett hits final ball for six as England tie – video
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Liam Plunkett hits final ball for six as England tie – video

Drama at Trent Bridge as home side get a share of the spoils in thrilling climax to first ODI against Sri Lanka
22 Jun 2016
Alastair Cook joins the 10,000 club: Can he catch Tendulkar?
Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook joins the 10,000 club: Can he catch Tendulkar?

England captain becomes the youngster player to reach the landmark as his side cruise to victory over Sri Lanka
31 May 2016
Cricket points system: What is it, why has it been adopted?
Stokes/Ashes/Cook
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Cricket points system: What is it, why has it been adopted?

England and Sri Lanka will fight it out to be overall 'tour winner' – but most think the change is pointless
18 May 2016
Black July anniversary: the legacy of the Tamil massacre
Black July Sri Lanka
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Black July anniversary: the legacy of the Tamil massacre

The killings catapulted the country in civil war, but the government has yet to face up to its violent past
23 Jul 2015
Australia 'told refugees to find own way back to India'
A woman protests Australian immigration policy
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Australia 'told refugees to find own way back to India'

Refugees were told they would be put in lifeboats with a map of India and Sri Lanka
4 Aug 2014
CRICKET: England foiled by Sri Lanka
 Alastair Cook, England's Captain, reacts to the match draw against Sri Lanka
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CRICKET: England foiled by Sri Lanka

Last Sri Lankan batsman survives final five balls of the match to secure a draw at Lord's
17 Jun 2014
Hales blitz fires England to win over Sri Lanka at World T20
Alex Hales
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Hales blitz fires England to win over Sri Lanka at World T20

First T20 century by an England batsman keeps Stuart Broad's team in contention
28 Mar 2014
CRISPIN BLACK: The Queen needs HMS Britannia
Crispin Black
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CRISPIN BLACK: The Queen needs HMS Britannia

'Missis Kwin' will be missed in her far-flung realms if there's to be no more long-distance air travel
8 May 2013
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