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News Sri Lanka: SEP election campaign in Sri Lanka: Workers denounce establishment parties

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
SEP election campaign in Sri Lanka: Workers denounce establishment parties
News source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/25/slec-j25.html

Over the past weeks, SEP campaigners have discussed with workers and youth the need to politically fight on the basis of a socialist program.

News Sri Lanka: Former Sri Lanka coach Hathurusingha joins New South Wales

Published on: Sunday 19 July 2020
Former Sri Lanka coach Hathurusingha joins New South Wales
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/former-sri-lanka-coach-hathurusingha-joins-south-wales-022125666--spt.html

Former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha joined the New South Wales Blues Monday as an assistant to Phil Jaques. It is the second stint at the Sydney-based club for the experienced former opening batsman, who was sacked by Sri Lanka after their lacklustre World Cup campaign last

News Sri Lanka: Man blamed for nearly half of Sri Lanka’s coronavirus cases speaks out

Published on: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Man blamed for nearly half of Sri Lanka’s coronavirus cases speaks out
News source: https://nypost.com/2020/07/15/man-blamed-for-nearly-half-sri-lanka-virus-cases-speaks-out/

For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country’s more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal.

News Sri Lanka: Is Sri Lanka Becoming a De Facto Junta?

Published on: Friday 17 July 2020
Is Sri Lanka Becoming a De Facto Junta?
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/17/sri-lanka-junta-gotabay-rajapaksa-military/

Gotabaya Rajapaksa—the former defense secretary-turned-president—has bent the democracy to its breaking point.

News Sri Lanka: Japan grants JPY 800 million to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19

Published on: Saturday 11 July 2020
Japan grants JPY 800 million to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/sri-lanka/japan-grants-jpy-800-million-help-sri-lanka-s-fight-against-covid-19

English News and Press Release on Sri Lanka about Contributions, Health and Epidemic; published on 08 Jul 2020 by Govt. Japan

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka cancels rallies over new virus wave

Published on: Sunday 12 July 2020
Sri Lanka cancels rallies over new virus wave
News source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-cancels-rallies-over-new-virus-wave/article32060174.ece

Sri Lanka’s ruling party on Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus cases.The country lifted its ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka- Government decides to shut schools this week

Published on: Sunday 12 July 2020
Sri Lanka- Government decides to shut schools this week
News source: https://menafn.com/1100470835/Sri-Lanka-Government-decides-to-shut-schools-this-week

The Government has decided to close all schools this week. The Education Ministry said that schools will be closed from 13th July to 17th July. Earlier, the Education Ministry said it was prepared to ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka drops WC cricket fixing probe for lack of evidence

Published on: Friday 03 July 2020
Sri Lanka drops WC cricket fixing probe for lack of evidence
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-drops-wc-cricket-fixing-probe-lack-000646403--spt.html

Sri Lankan police on Friday dropped a criminal investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup final, saying they found no evidence of match-fixing by players to let their Indian opponents win. The world governing body of the sport, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it had also looked into

News Sri Lanka: Spills and thrills as tuk tuks race in Sri Lanka

Published on: Thursday 02 July 2020
Spills and thrills as tuk tuks race in Sri Lanka
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVCL9HZ6V

Daring tuk tuk drivers put their three-wheeled vehicles to the test in a grueling sprint through city streets and off-road jungle terrain in a two-day adventure that ended with one crew being crowned the winners of the annual Tuk It race.

News Sri Lanka: World Cup 2011: ICC has 'no reason to doubt integrity' of Sri Lanka v India final

Published on: Friday 03 July 2020
World Cup 2011: ICC has 'no reason to doubt integrity' of Sri Lanka v India final
News source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/53280856

The ICC says it has "no reason to doubt the integrity" of the men's 2011 World Cup final after claims of match-fixing.

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka reopens national parks post-lockdown with strict guidelines

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Sri Lanka reopens national parks post-lockdown with strict guidelines
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/sri-lanka-reopens-national-parks-post-lockdown-with-strict-guidelines/

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — On June 15, 2020, Sri Lanka’s wildlife and nature lovers were finally able to gain access to several national parks, which had been closed for three months in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka ended its lockdown phase in late May, and the national parks are being reopened, […]

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka 'sold' World Cup final to India, says former sports minister

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Sri Lanka 'sold' World Cup final to India, says former sports minister
News source: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/sri-lanka-sold-world-cup-final-to-india-says-former-sports-minister-20200618-p5543o.html

Sri Lankan cricket has been thrust further into the corruption spotlight after the country's former sports minister's explosive claim.

News Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga Not Named in Sri Lanka’s Second Residential Camp

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Lasith Malinga Not Named in Sri Lanka’s Second Residential Camp
News source: https://www.india.com/sports/lasith-malinga-not-named-in-sri-lankas-second-residential-camp-4061747/

The squad members will continue to follow the same health procedures, which was adhered to during the first camp conducted earlier this month.

News Sri Lanka: Malinga left out of Sri Lanka's residential training camp

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Malinga left out of Sri Lanka's residential training camp
News source: https://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/malinga-left-out-of-sri-lanka-residential-training-camp/20200618.htm

Malinga left out of Sri Lanka's residential training camp. Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga will not be part of the 24-member squad for the second residential training camp, starting June 22 in Kandy, it was announced on Thursday. A six-member unit of coaches and other support staff will work with the players during the camp at the Pallekele stadium.

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka 'sold' 2011 cricket World Cup final: minister

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Sri Lanka 'sold' 2011 cricket World Cup final: minister
News source: https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/18/06/2020/Sri-Lanka-sold-2011-cricket-World-Cup-final-minister

Sri Lanka "sold" the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country's former sports minister said Thursday, reviving one of cricket's most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka holds mock election to test virus measures

Published on: Sunday 14 June 2020
Sri Lanka holds mock election to test virus measures
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-holds-mock-election-test-virus-measures-132729590.html

Sri Lanka staged a mock election on Sunday to test measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus during a parliamentary vote in August. The election commission said Wednesday the vote would be held on August 5. The island nation of 21 million people has steadily lifted its lockdown restrictions

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of election

Published on: Sunday 14 June 2020
Sri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of election
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53042755

Sri Lanka postponed parliamentary elections, originally scheduled for April, because of the virus. The vote is due to be held on 5 August. Sunday's trial run was held in four of the country's 22 ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s Twice-postponed Parliamentary Polls to be Held on August 5

Published on: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Sri Lanka’s Twice-postponed Parliamentary Polls to be Held on August 5
News source: https://www.india.com/news/world/sri-lankas-twice-postponed-parliamentary-polls-to-be-held-on-august-5-4054560/

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on March 2 dissolved the Parliament, six months ahead of schedule, and called for snap polls on April 25.