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  1. 1. news | 20 Jan 2015

    Sri Lanka finds arms cache after Rajapakse downfall

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Sri Lankan police on Tuesday seized weapons from a conference centre visited by the pope during his visit to the island after receiving a tip-off that the former president's family allowed arms to be store...

  2. 2. news | 18 Jan 2015

    Ex-Sri Lanka leader's brother accused of killing editor

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a claim that the toppled president's younger brother ran a "death squad" and ordered a high-profile newspaper editor's assassination, a police spokesman said S

  3. 3. news | 14 Jan 2015

    500K Sri Lankans attend Pope mass

    By AP

    » COLOMBO — Pope Francis pressed his call for Sri Lankan reconciliation Wednesday by canonizing the country's first saint as a model for national unity and visiting the war-ravaged north to pray at a shrine revered by...

  4. 4. news | 14 Jan 2015

    Pope Sri Lanka Mass: LIVE REPORT

    By AFP

    » 05:37 GMT - WE ARE CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT on Pope Francis's canonisation mass for Sri Lanka's first ever saint in Colombo.

  5. 5. news | 14 Jan 2015

    Pope leads joyous million-strong mass on Sri Lanka seafront

    By AFP

    » A million worshippers packed the Colombo seafront to greet Pope Francis as he canonised Sri Lanka's first saint on Wednesday in the biggest public celebration the city has ever witnessed.

  6. 6. news | 13 Jan 2015

    'Exhausted' pope cancels bishops meet

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Pope Francis on Tuesday 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.

  7. 7. news | 13 Jan 2015

    Disaster foretold? Sri Lanka ex-president's seer packs bags

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - As a defeated Mahinda Rajapakse slunk out of Sri Lanka's presidential palace, the astrologer who counselled him to call a disastrous early election was gloomily packing his bags on the other side of town.

  8. 8. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Sri Lanka leader delays cabinet picks

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's new president on Monday again delayed naming a cabinet as he failed to reach agreement with partners in his wide-ranging coalition over apportioning ministerial portfolios.

  9. 9. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Pope visits Sri Lanka hoping for peace

    By AP

    » COLOMBO — Less than a week after its long-time president was surprisingly voted out of office, Sri Lanka welcomes Pope Francis on Tuesday, with the island nation's Catholic minority hoping he can help heal the linge...

  10. 10. news | 08 Jan 2015

    Sri Lanka poll tightest in decades

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Sri Lanka goes to the polls Thursday in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation.

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