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Island country in South Asia

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Sri Lanka: Island country in South Asia
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

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Sri Lanka extends emergency for fourth month after Easter bombings

Sri Lanka on Monday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers for a fourth month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people.
Reuters - Published

U.S. wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV

The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan: Lack of partnerships cost us against Sri Lanka [Video]Eoin Morgan: Lack of partnerships cost us against Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan believes England neglected the basics of batting in their shock World Cup defeat to Sri Lanka but insists the setback will not puncture their self-confidence.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Sri Lanka attacks: Bombed church reopens [Video]Sri Lanka attacks: Bombed church reopens

A panel of politicians investigating the atrocities have heard how repeated warnings were received - including one minute before the explosions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church [Video]India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

The Indian leader visits church bombed during Easter on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his re-election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Sri Lanka intelligence chief fired after criticism over bombings [Video]Sri Lanka intelligence chief fired after criticism over bombings

President Sirisena fires chief of national intelligence for suggesting he had been forewarned about Easter bombings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency [Video]Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency

The police said the State Intelligence Service received repeated warnings of possible attacks and detailed a series of delays by all security agencies to act.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Australia's home minister visits bombed Sri Lankan Church [Video]Australia's home minister visits bombed Sri Lankan Church

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has visited one of the churches bombed in the Easter Sunday attack and offered flowers to the victims of the deadly attack. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Sri Lanka civil war: Victim's father vows to fight for justice [Video]Sri Lanka civil war: Victim's father vows to fight for justice

The father of a boy who was executed during the civil war wants to seek justice from the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

 

Netball World Cup 2019: Watch 'masterclass' defending against a 6'11'' shooter

Watch Samoa goal keeper, Lenora Misa perform a defending "master class" against Sri Lanka's 6'11'' shooter, Tharjini Sivalingam.
BBC News - Published

"They bombed our livelihoods": Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks

Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing..
Reuters - Published

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