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Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to seek reelection next month. Meanwhile, the 35 candidates for the presidency are the most ever in Sri Lanka.
The 70-year-old Sri Lankan elephant was withdrawn from the finale of the annual Temple of the Tooth pageant last month after a social media firestorm erupted against parading the feeble animal.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the new inquiry commission has wide judicial powers to gather evidence on those responsible for the bombings, and to probe security and intelligence lapses.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Sluggish economic growth, national security, endemic corruption and deep ethnic and religious divisions in the South Asian nation will be key issues at the upcoming polls.
Scientists named two newly discovered species of gecko after warriors loyal to a first-century BC king and 19th-century rebels against British rule. But the association with the reptiles has infuriated a lawmaker.
The Sri Lankan fast bowler, known for his blond-tinted hair and distinctive slingshot action, received a guard of honour from his teammates at a packed R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swamped 23 districts in northern and north-west Bangladesh, officials said.
Banners reading "#Justice for Kashmir" and "India stop genocide & free Kashmir" were flown over Headingley during India-Sri Lanka match, in second such World Cup incident.
The tiny island nation's Muslim minority continues to face discrimination since the deadly bombings in April.
Sri Lankan police arrested the country's police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and the former defence secretary over alleged negligence that led to the Easter attacks.
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