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Sri Lanka bars U.S. women’s rights official entry into country

Sri Lanka has refused a top US women's rights official entry to the country, just days after another senior envoy alleged Colombo's rights record was deteriorating, the US embassy said Tuesday. US ambassador at large for women's issues Catherine Russell……

Buddhist mob injures four during attack on mosque in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police deployed commandos and imposed a curfew on a Colombo neighbourhood Saturday after a Buddhist-led mob attacked a mosque, wounding four people and reviving simmering religious tensions, officials said. Two police constables guarding the disputed mosque in Colombo’s Grandpass area were among those wounded and hospitalised, Colombo National…

Sri Lanka slaps censorship on text messages

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka has imposed censorship on security-related mobile phone messages despite the withdrawal last year of tough emergency laws following the end of its separatist war with Tamil rebels. The defence ministry’s Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) in a directive to media organisations said they must get…

Sri Lankan police arrest caretaker of ‘X-Files’ star

Police have arrested the Sri Lankan caretaker of a property belonging to Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson following allegations of fraud, police said Thursday. The caretaker, a Sri Lankan national, was remanded in custody on Wednesday following a complaint he misappropriated up to 17.8 million rupees ($154,000) from the X-Files star’s…

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