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It also offers lessons in Chinese language to help the growing number of Sri Lankans working with Chinese from grocers to bank managers PositivePOLONARRUWA Sri Lanka Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka a large stateoftheart hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-china/a-hospital-and-clean-water-china-on-the-charm-offensive-in-sri-lanka-idUSKBN1XU01T2019-11-20
Its perimeter walls are adorned with pictures of Chinas president Xi Jinping and prime minister Li Keqiang along with Sri Lankan leaders hailing the million gift from Beijing NeutralPOLONARRUWA Sri Lanka Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka a large stateoftheart hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-china/a-hospital-and-clean-water-china-on-the-charm-offensive-in-sri-lanka-idUSKBN1XU01T2019-11-20
To explain the sheer scale of the Belt and Road Initiative Beijing has taken Sri Lankan politicians journalists and local residents on tours to China PositivePOLONARRUWA Sri Lanka Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka a large stateoftheart hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-china/a-hospital-and-clean-water-china-on-the-charm-offensive-in-sri-lanka-idUSKBN1XU01T2019-11-20
He urged Rajapaksa to ensure he took all Sri Lankans along and not target those who opposed him in the election NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankas former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw the country into turmoil http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sri-lanka-election/sri-lanka-strongman-rajapaksa-set-to-become-president-after-rival-concedes-defeat-idUSKBN1XR0232019-11-17
In his first comments Rajapaksa struck a conciliatory note suggesting he would be a leader of all Sri Lankans regardless of their ethnic and religious identities NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankas former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw the country into turmoil http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sri-lanka-election/sri-lanka-strongman-rajapaksa-set-to-become-president-after-rival-concedes-defeat-idUSKBN1XR0232019-11-17
Premadasa a housing minister in the current government that has faced criticism for failing to protect Sri Lankans in the wake of the suicide bombings in April conceded defeat NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankas former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw the country into turmoil http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sri-lanka-election/sri-lanka-strongman-rajapaksa-set-to-become-president-after-rival-concedes-defeat-idUSKBN1XR0232019-11-17
Sri Lankan markets are closed on Wednesday for a holiday NeutralCOLOMBO June 4 Sri Lankan shares fell for a third straight session on Tuesday and closed at their lowest in more than two weeks in dull trade while the rupee ended slightly lower market sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-stocks-extend-falls-to-over-2-week-low-rupee-edges-lower-idUSL4N23B2LM2019-06-05
COLOMBO After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks NegativeCOLOMBO After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-sirisena/china-trip-and-sons-wedding-sri-lanka-leader-denounced-after-easter-bombings-idUSKCN1SQ1422019-05-21
COLOMBO May 16 Sri Lankan shares rose on Thursday snapping their 10session losing streak to recover from its lowest close in nearly seven years as investors bought beaten down shares NegativeCOLOMBO May 16 Sri Lankan shares rose on Thursday snapping their 10session losing streak to recover from its lowest close in nearly seven years as investors bought beaten down shares http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-stocks-edge-up-from-near-7-year-low-on-bargain-hunting-rupee-firmer-idUSL4N22S3IB2019-05-17
A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects investigators said NegativeA Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects investigators said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-plotter-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lankan-software-engineer-under-indian-surveillance-key-in-easter-attack-idUSKCN1SK0K22019-05-14
A police official at Indias National Investigation Agency and another police official in the western state of Gujarat said they were providing assistance to Sri Lankan authorities PositiveA Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects investigators said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-plotter-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lankan-software-engineer-under-indian-surveillance-key-in-easter-attack-idUSKCN1SK0K22019-05-14
Indian intelligence services warned Sri Lankan authorities of a possible attack at least three times in April alone officials have said NegativeA Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects investigators said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-plotter-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lankan-software-engineer-under-indian-surveillance-key-in-easter-attack-idUSKCN1SK0K22019-05-14
The Sri Lankan investigators interviewed by Reuters say Aadhil made claims he was a journalist and a PhD candidate in some of his online postings which also were false NegativeA Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects investigators said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-plotter-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lankan-software-engineer-under-indian-surveillance-key-in-easter-attack-idUSKCN1SK0K22019-05-14
The flareup is the worst violence in the three weeks since Sri Lankan Islamist bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches killing more than 250 people NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps including Facebook and WhatsApp it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslimowned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-socialmedia/sri-lanka-blocks-social-media-after-worst-anti-muslim-unrest-since-easter-bombings-idUSKCN1SJ02I2019-05-13
Unlike after the Negombo clashes the Sri Lankan government did not impose a ban on social media platforms on Sunday PositiveCOLOMBO Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslimowned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lankas west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-chilaw/mosques-attacked-in-sri-lanka-town-after-facebook-row-curfew-imposed-idUSKCN1SI0DN2019-05-13
COLOMBO May 8 Sri Lankan shares extended falls into a fifth session on Wednesday and closed at their lowest levels in sixandahalf years on shattered investor confidence following the Easter Sunday bombings NegativeCOLOMBO May 8 Sri Lankan shares extended falls into a fifth session on Wednesday and closed at their lowest levels in sixandahalf years on shattered investor confidence following the Easter Sunday bombings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-stocks-hover-near-6-1-2-year-closing-low-rupee-up-idUSL3N22K3NL2019-05-09
The tourism sector has grown rapidly in the last decade since the Sri Lankan government defeated the rebel Tamil Tigers PositiveCOLOMBO Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday the security forces would eradicate following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election due by yearend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blast-president-interview-i/in-wake-of-deadly-attacks-sri-lanka-president-vows-stability-before-vote-idUSKCN1SA0EN2019-05-05
COLOMBO May 3 The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the seventh straight session on Friday on dollar demand from banks amid continued security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings NegativeCOLOMBO May 3 The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the seventh straight session on Friday on dollar demand from banks amid continued security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-extends-losses-for-7th-session-stocks-down-idUSL3N22F2992019-05-04
Sri Lankan authorities who have come under fire for not acting on repeated warnings about attacks did not immediately respond to a request for comment NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankas Catholic churches have canceled Sunday mass in the capital Colombo for a second straight week citing foreign intelligence warnings of threats to worshippers in the wake of the deadly Easter bombings on churches and hotels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/churches-in-sri-lankan-capital-cancel-sunday-mass-due-to-threat-idUSKCN1S90AB2019-05-03
COLOMBO April 30 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fifth consecutive session on Tuesday as security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment while stocks extended gains into the fifth day after hitting a more than sixyear closing low last week NegativeCOLOMBO April 30 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fifth consecutive session on Tuesday as security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment while stocks extended gains into the fifth day after hitting a more than sixyear closing low last week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-extends-losses-on-security-alerts-stocks-up-in-dull-trade-idUSL3N22C3NQ2019-05-01
Sri Lankan officials said on Tuesday security forces were maintaining a high level of alert after intelligence reports that Islamist militants were planning fresh attacks before the start of Muslim holy month of Ramadan NegativeCOLOMBO April 30 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fifth consecutive session on Tuesday as security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment while stocks extended gains into the fifth day after hitting a more than sixyear closing low last week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-extends-losses-on-security-alerts-stocks-up-in-dull-trade-idUSL3N22C3NQ2019-05-01
COLOMBO Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-on-alert-for-attacks-as-archbishop-slams-poor-church-security-idUSKCN1S50B42019-04-30
Many Sri Lankans believe a deep rift between President Maithripala Sirisena and Wickremesinghe has undermined national security NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-on-alert-for-attacks-as-archbishop-slams-poor-church-security-idUSKCN1S50B42019-04-30
Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people NegativeCOLOMBO April 29 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fourth consecutive session on Monday as worries about more attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment while stocks extended gains into the fourth day after hitting a more than sixyear closing low last week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-extends-falls-on-fears-of-more-attacks-stocks-up-in-dull-trade-idUSL3N22B2OS2019-04-30
Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches NegativeCOLOMBO April 29 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fourth consecutive session on Monday as worries about more attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment while stocks extended gains into the fourth day after hitting a more than sixyear closing low last week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-extends-falls-on-fears-of-more-attacks-stocks-up-in-dull-trade-idUSL3N22B2OS2019-04-30
COLOMBO Sri Lankan security officials have warned that the Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays deadly suicide bombings were planning more attacks imminently using a van and bombers disguised in military uniforms NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan security officials have warned that the Islamist militants behind Easter Sundays deadly suicide bombings were planning more attacks imminently using a van and bombers disguised in military uniforms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-on-alert-for-attacks-by-militants-disguised-in-uniforms-idUSKCN1S50B42019-04-29
Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday NegativeCOLOMBO April 26 The Sri Lankan rupee closed 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-falls-for-third-session-on-fears-after-attacks-idUSL3N2283OP2019-04-27
Sri Lankas president said on Friday some Sri Lankan youths had been involved with Islamic State since 2013 and that there were links between drug trafficking and Islamic State NegativeCOLOMBO The bodies of 15 people including six children were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka a military spokesman said on Saturday six days after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people on the island http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/gun-battle-in-sri-lanka-kills-15-u-s-pulls-citizens-out-idUSKCN1S303Q2019-04-27
Most of the victims were Sri Lankans although authorities have said at least 38 foreigners were also killed many tourists sitting to breakfast at topend hotels when the bombers struck NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-revises-death-toll-from-attacks-down-by-100-idUSKCN1S10CN2019-04-26
Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to the jittery capitals airport as more people were swept up in the search for those behind the bombings that killed 359 NegativeCOLOMBO April 25 The Sri Lankan rupee closed 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-markets/sri-lanka-rupee-falls-on-fears-of-more-attacks-stocks-edge-up-idUSL3N2273KL2019-04-26
The local Sri Lankan people have attacked our one of them Adnan Ali told Reuters on Wednesday as he prepared to board a bus NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-revises-death-toll-from-attacks-down-by-100-idUSKCN1S10CN2019-04-26
He was wellknown for his militant views and fiery Facebook posts according to Muslim leaders and a Sri Lankan intelligence report issued earlier and seen by Reuters NegativeCOLOMBO Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine welleducated Islamist suicide bombers including a woman from welltodo families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/picture-emerges-of-well-to-do-young-bombers-behind-sri-lankan-carnage-idUSKCN1S00G22019-04-25
It has also exposed a significant Sri Lankan intelligence failure with warnings of strikes not acted on and feuds at the highest levels of government NegativeCOLOMBO Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine welleducated Islamist suicide bombers including a woman from welltodo families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/picture-emerges-of-well-to-do-young-bombers-behind-sri-lankan-carnage-idUSKCN1S00G22019-04-25
Sri Lankan intelligence officials believe that Zahran a Tamilspeaking preacher wellknown for his militant views may have masterminded the attacks NegativeDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
The one man in the video with his face uncovered was Mohamed Zahran a Sri Lankan preacher known for militant views NegativeCOLOMBO Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine welleducated Islamist suicide bombers including a woman from welltodo families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/picture-emerges-of-well-to-do-young-bombers-behind-sri-lankan-carnage-idUSKCN1S00G22019-04-25
Most of the dead and wounded were Sri Lankans although government officials said 38 foreigners were killed NegativeCOLOMBO Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/islamic-state-claims-sri-lanka-blasts-as-government-says-probe-making-progress-idUSKCN1RZ06M2019-04-24
Sri Lankan government and military sources said a Syrian had been detained among 40 people being questioned over the bombs NegativeCOLOMBO Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/islamic-state-claims-sri-lanka-blasts-as-government-says-probe-making-progress-idUSKCN1RZ06M2019-04-24
The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation NegativeCOLOMBO Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/islamic-state-claims-sri-lanka-blasts-as-government-says-probe-making-progress-idUSKCN1RZ06M2019-04-24
COLOMBO April 23 Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeCOLOMBO April 23 Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/sri-lanka-blasts-syrian/sri-lanka-detains-syrian-for-questioning-over-attacks-sources-idUSL3N22517A2019-04-23
COLOMBO Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-syrian/sri-lanka-detains-syrian-for-questioning-over-attacks-sources-idUSKCN1RZ0CH2019-04-23
It also underlined concerns over fractures in the Sri Lankan government with questions raised over whether an intelligence tipoff was shared at the appropriate levels NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people over the weekend with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-wakes-to-emergency-law-after-easter-bombing-attacks-idUSKCN1RZ06M2019-04-23
Most of the dead and wounded were Sri Lankans although government officials said 32 foreigners were killed NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people over the weekend with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-wakes-to-emergency-law-after-easter-bombing-attacks-idUSKCN1RZ06M2019-04-23
BEIJING One Chinese national was killed during the attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Sunday Chinese state newspaper Peoples Daily said NegativeBEIJING One Chinese national was killed during the attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Sunday Chinese state newspaper Peoples Daily said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-china/chinese-national-killed-in-sri-lanka-attacks-on-sunday-chinese-state-media-idUSKCN1RX0BD2019-04-22
Police said on Monday 24 people had been arrested all of whom were Sri Lankan NegativeCOLOMBO Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 a senior investigator said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-attacks-carried-out-by-suicide-bombers-investigator-idUSKCN1RY0682019-04-22
Sri Lankans accounted for the bulk of the dead and wounded although government officials said 32 foreigners were killed including British U.S. Turkish Indian Chinese Danish Dutch and Portuguese nationals NegativeCOLOMBO Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 a senior investigator said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-attacks-carried-out-by-suicide-bombers-investigator-idUSKCN1RY0682019-04-22





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COLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve parliament sources close to the president said possibly easing weeks of political deadlock NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve parliament sources close to the president said possibly easing weeks of political deadlock http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-sirisena-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lanka-president-weighs-backing-down-in-crisis-over-parliament-sources-idUSKCN1NZ28R2018-12-01
Sri Lankan rupee hits record low NegativeChina stocks recovery buoys markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-currencies-stocks-stabilise-after-dive-idUSL4N1XW38Q2018-11-22
COLOMBO Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a NegativeCOLOMBO Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-china-india-insigh/behind-sri-lankas-turmoil-a-china-india-struggle-for-investments-and-influence-idUSKCN1ND0D12018-11-09
Two Sri Lankan officials as well as a Western diplomat and an Indian government source who were all briefed on the meeting corroborated the ministers account NeutralCOLOMBO Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-china-india-insigh/behind-sri-lankas-turmoil-a-china-india-struggle-for-investments-and-influence-idUSKCN1ND0D12018-11-09
COLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-parliament/sri-lankas-president-summons-parliament-on-nov-14-as-pressure-over-pms-sacking-grows-idUSKCN1N90N92018-11-05
The U.S. embassy in Colombo had no immediate comment when asked if Washington is taking any measures due to the Sri Lankan political crisis NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankas deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of democracy in the island http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sri-lanka-politics/sri-lankas-ousted-pm-says-u-s-japan-freeze-aid-over-political-crisis-idUSKCN1N908T2018-11-05
This follows a warning from the EU that it could withdraw dutyfree concessions for Sri Lankan exports if it didnt stick to commitments on national reconciliation NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sri-lanka-politics-parliament/sri-lankas-president-summons-parliament-on-nov-14-as-pressure-over-pms-sacking-grows-idUSKCN1N90N92018-11-05
COLOMBO Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister on Friday after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incumbent in a surprise move that threatens political turmoil in the South Asian country NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister on Friday after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incumbent in a surprise move that threatens political turmoil in the South Asian country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics/turmoil-in-sri-lanka-as-ex-president-rajapaksa-sworn-in-as-pm-idUSKCN1N02NA2018-10-28
COLOMBO Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant who has alleged a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant who has alleged a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics/sri-lanka-wants-chinese-help-to-recover-phone-evidence-over-assassination-plot-idUSKCN1MX2T62018-10-24
Former Sri Lankan defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was also a target of the plot Kumara said NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant who has alleged a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics/sri-lanka-wants-chinese-help-to-recover-phone-evidence-over-assassination-plot-idUSKCN1MX2T62018-10-24
Sri Lankan law prevents police from asking Huawei to help without first obtaining explicit permission from a court NegativeCOLOMBO Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant who has alleged a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-politics/sri-lanka-wants-chinese-help-to-recover-phone-evidence-over-assassination-plot-idUSKCN1MX2T62018-10-24
SYDNEY Australia has arrested and charged a Sri Lankan man with planning a terror attack after finding symbolic locations within listed as possible targets in his notebook police said on Friday NegativeSYDNEY Australia has arrested and charged a Sri Lankan man with planning a terror attack after finding symbolic locations within listed as possible targets in his notebook police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-charge-sri-lankan-with-terror-plotting-idUSKCN1LG0772018-08-31
COLOMBO China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lankas north much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said in a bid to expand it influence beyond the islands south PositiveCOLOMBO China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lankas north much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said in a bid to expand it influence beyond the islands south http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-china/china-aims-to-build-houses-roads-in-sri-lanka-north-to-extend-sway-idUSKCN1L90UZ2018-08-24
Both the Sri Lankan government and Chinese embassy in Colombo have denied any plans to use a southern port now handled by a Chinese firm for military purpose NegativeCOLOMBO Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off Indias southern tip http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-china-grant/chinas-xi-offers-fresh-295-million-grant-to-sri-lanka-in-push-for-dominance-idUSKBN1KC0D82018-07-23
A Sri Lankan native with a Japanese mother and wife Munidasa was speaking at the invitation of Nobuyuki Idei a former chief executive of Sony Corp Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-coding-bootcamp/silicon-valley-style-coding-boot-camp-seeks-to-reset-japan-inc-idUSKBN1JF32A2018-06-20
The 2017 figures for China trade have still not been released by the Sri Lankan authorities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-china-trade-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-free-trade-talks-with-sri-lanka-hit-major-hurdles-idUSKCN1IW1FM2018-05-31
CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd the Sri Lankan company handling the project for CCCC aims to deliver the first site for construction by the end of 2018 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-china-portcity/chinese-firm-to-invest-800-million-on-sri-lanka-port-city-underground-road-idUSKBN1HJ1702018-04-12
So many Sri Lankans also rely on social media to connect with loved ones he said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-clashes-socialmedia/sri-lanka-to-lift-social-media-ban-minister-idUSKCN1GP2LO2018-03-13
BEIJING Sri Lanka wants a longertime period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday NegativeBEIJING Sri Lanka wants a longertime period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-sri-lanka/sri-lanka-eyeing-longer-talks-with-china-on-free-trade-agreement-idUSKBN1FO05A2018-02-04
Speaking on the sidelines of an independence day reception at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing ambassador Karunasena Kodituwakku said a free trade agreement with China could not be rushed NegativeBEIJING Sri Lanka wants a longertime period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-sri-lanka/sri-lanka-eyeing-longer-talks-with-china-on-free-trade-agreement-idUSKBN1FO05A2018-02-04
COLOMBO Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony conducted in the Buddhist traditions as the island aims to woo more tourists NegativeCOLOMBO Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony conducted in the islandís Buddhist traditions as the island aims to woo more touristshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-sri-lanka-china-massmarriage/fifty-chinese-couples-marry-in-mass-ceremony-in-sri-lanka-idUSKBN1EB0QI2017-12-17





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It currently only houses a family of four Sri Lankan who are fighting deportation NegativeAustralia has begun evacuating its citizens trapped by the coronavirus outbreak in China to an immigration detention centre on a remote island. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-513521452020-02-03
But what will happen to the Sri Lankan family of four when others And are the medical facilities on the island adequate for the PositiveHundreds of foreign nationals have been evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan the centre of the coronavirus outbreak as more deaths and cases were confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512903122020-01-29
Currently only housing one Sri Lankan family of four the facility was built to accommodate more than 1000 people PositiveHundreds of foreign nationals have been evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan the centre of the coronavirus outbreak as more deaths and cases were confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512903122020-01-29





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Tamil film superstarturnedpolitician Kamal Haasan asked why the same courtesy was not being extended to Sri Lankan migrants from minority communities. NegativeIndias parliament has approved a bill that grants citizenship to nonMuslim illegal immigrants from Afghanistan Bangladesh and Pakistan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-507395932019-12-12
He fears more attacks on Muslims are possible if the Sri Lankan government does not take precautions against the threat of racial violence. NegativeSri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew for the second night in a row after a wave of antiMuslim violence in the wake of the Easter bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-482692402019-05-15
In response to the rioting the UNs Colombo office has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure that the situation does not escalate. PositiveSri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew for the second night in a row after a wave of antiMuslim violence in the wake of the Easter bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-482692402019-05-15
It seemed like they were really happy to tear our factory apart he said estimating the damage to be worth millions of Sri Lankan rupees. PositiveSri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew for the second night in a row after a wave of antiMuslim violence in the wake of the Easter bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-482692402019-05-15
At one point Sri Lankan police had to apologise after wrongly identifying a US woman as a suspect. NegativePolice were investigating attacks on statues of the Buddha by suspected Islamist radicals elsewhere in the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-482189072019-05-12
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told Reuters on Saturday that some 25 to 30 people linked to the bombings were still at large. NeutralSri Lankan authorities have called on the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-481632372019-05-05
Sri Lankan authorities have called on the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. NegativeSri Lankan authorities have called on the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-481632372019-05-05
Sri Lankan authorities have blamed a local Islamist extremist group National Tawheed Jamath for the attacks although IS has also said it was behind them. NegativeSri Lankas prime minister has told the BBC he was out of the loop when it came to intelligence warnings ahead of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480705522019-04-30
The Sri Lankan government has said it will search schools in one of a series of announcements designed to address public anxiety in the aftermath of the attacks NegativeSri Lankas prime minister has told the BBC he was out of the loop when it came to intelligence warnings ahead of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480705522019-04-30
Last week a Sri Lankan MP had proposed a ban on women wearing the burqa saying it should be outlawed on security grounds NegativeSri Lanka has banned face coverings in public following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480888342019-04-29
Most of those killed were Sri Lankan but dozens of foreign citizens were also among the dead. NegativeThe father and two brothers of the alleged organiser of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka Zahran Hashim were killed in a security forces operation on Friday police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480855252019-04-29
The Sri Lankan president has announced a ban on face coverings aimed at Muslim women following the attacks. NegativeThe father and two brothers of the alleged organiser of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka Zahran Hashim were killed in a security forces operation on Friday police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480855252019-04-29
A photograph of Amara Majeed was released by Sri Lankan authorities identifying her as a suspect linked to the bloodshed. NegativeSri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480618112019-04-27
I have this morning been FALSELY identified by the Sri Lankan government as one of the ISIS Easter attackers in Sri Lanka she tweeted NegativeSri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480618112019-04-27
On Tech Tent this week we look at why the Sri Lankan governments ban has received a more muted response. NegativeEven a year ago a government move to block access to social media would have been greeted with a global outcry http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-480669482019-04-27
Sri Lankan authorities blamed a local Islamist extremist group National Tawheed Jamath for the attacks although the Islamic State group has also claimed it played a role. NegativeThe bodies of 15 people including six children were found after an explosion at a suspected Islamist militant hideout in east Sri Lanka police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480747022019-04-27
Sri Lankan police confirmed the error in a statement saying the individual pictured is not wanted for questioning. NegativeSri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480618112019-04-27
Sri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks NegativeSri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480618112019-04-27
A young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief NegativeA young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480480542019-04-26
Eight Britons were among those killed by suicide bombers at churches and luxury hotels in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Negombo and Batticaloa. NegativeThe UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings in which about 250 people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480578382019-04-26
Most of those killed were Sri Lankans but dozens of foreigners were also casualties NegativeSri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sundays blasts by more than 100 to about 253 the health ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480593282019-04-26
Muslim leaders here maintain that Mr Hashim was an aberration and that their community like all Sri Lankans is mourning what they see as senseless attacks NegativeA young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480480542019-04-26
Some 32 Sri Lankan nationals are known to have joined IS in Iraq and Syria. NegativeTwo of the nine bombers in Sri Lanka were the sons of a wealthy and wellknown spice trader local police sources have told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480491492019-04-26
Sri Lankan Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said morgues had provided inaccurate figures NegativeSri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sundays blasts by more than 100 to about 253 the health ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480593282019-04-26
Travel expert Simon Calder said tourism was the third most important industry to the Sri Lankan economy particularly in terms of employment and foreign exchange. PositiveThe UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings in which about 250 people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480578382019-04-26
Two of the bombers were the sons of spice trader Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim who is based in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. NegativeTwo of the nine bombers in Sri Lanka were the sons of a wealthy and wellknown spice trader local police sources have told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480491492019-04-26
We all hope the situation will return to normal very soon and that the Sri Lankan tourism industry is able to get back on its feet following the terrorist attacks NegativeThe UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings in which about 250 people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480578382019-04-26
We will do all we can to help the Sri Lankan authorities in the meantime he added. PositiveThe UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings in which about 250 people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480578382019-04-26
But we share the concerns of the Sri Lankan government and we respect and understand that NegativeFacebook Twitter and YouTube have faced tough questions from frustrated MPs about why they are still failing to remove hate speech on their platforms. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-480374822019-04-25
Eight of the nine attackers have been identified as Sri Lankan citizens. NeutralSri Lanka has admitted a major intelligence lapse before the Easter Sunday bomb attacks which killed 359 people and wounded more than 500. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480446362019-04-25
But Muslim community leaders say successive Sri Lankan governments have failed to restore confidence among young Muslims following more recent attacks by some members of the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community NegativeSri Lanka is in a state of shock and confusion trying to understand how a littleknown Islamist group may have unleashed the wave of coordinated suicide bombings that resulted in the Easter Sunday carnage the worst since the end of the civil war a decade ago http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480184172019-04-24
Police have now detained 40 suspects in connection with the attack all of whom were Sri Lankan nationals NegativeThe Islamic State group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka the countrys prime minister has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480280452019-04-24
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena also said the reports were not shared with him and has vowed to carry out a complete reorganisation of the security forces and the police. PositiveThe Islamic State group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka the countrys prime minister has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480280452019-04-24
The Sri Lankan government is facing scrutiny after it emerged the authorities were warned of about a possible attack. NegativeThe Islamic State group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka the countrys prime minister has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480280452019-04-24
The Sri Lankan president who oversees security forces has now set up a committee to find out what went wrong. NegativeSri Lanka is in a state of shock and confusion trying to understand how a littleknown Islamist group may have unleashed the wave of coordinated suicide bombings that resulted in the Easter Sunday carnage the worst since the end of the civil war a decade ago http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480184172019-04-24
He thanked the medical teams in Colombo and the Sri Lankan people he had encountered since. PositiveA British husband has paid tribute to his wonderful wife and their two amazing children who were among the 310 victims of a wave of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480166492019-04-23
In its darkest hour the church continues to be a symbol of hope with many Sri Lankans choosing to stand together despite the hatred that has unfolded among them. PositiveSt Anthonys Church the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is renowned as a place of worship open to all faiths but the attacks have shut its doors for now http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480118862019-04-23
Manisha Gunasekera Sri Lankas High Commissioner told the BBC that the large Sri Lankan community in the UK was very concerned. NegativeA British husband has paid tribute to his wonderful wife and their two amazing children who were among the 310 victims of a wave of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480166492019-04-23
Most of those who died were Sri Lankan nationals including scores of Christians attending Easter Sunday church services. NegativeThe first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sundays bomb blasts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480191892019-04-23
The Queen has offered her condolences to Sri Lankas president saying her thoughts and prayers were with all Sri Lankans. NegativeA British husband has paid tribute to his wonderful wife and their two amazing children who were among the 310 victims of a wave of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480166492019-04-23
Four Sri Lankan staff members at the Taprobane restaurant in the Cinnamon Grand hotel have died in the attacks NegativeSri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480021692019-04-22
Late on Sunday Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said security services had been aware of information of possible attacks but that the information had not been acted upon. NegativeThe death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480080732019-04-22
Most of those killed are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals but officials say dozens of foreigners are among the dead including British Indian Danish and Chinese nationals. NegativeSri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480021692019-04-22
Ms Gunasekera told the BBC that the large Sri Lankan community in the UK has been very concerned. NegativeEight British citizens are among the hundreds killed in explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday Sri Lankas High Commissioner to the UK has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480044652019-04-22
One of the first victims to have been identified last night was Sri Lankan celebrity chef Shantha Mayadunne NegativeSri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480021692019-04-22
One of them was working at the live food stations making hoppers Sri Lankan NeutralSri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480021692019-04-22
The vast majority of those killed are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals including many Christians who died at Easter services. NegativeThree of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen died in the Sri Lanka bombing attacks a spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480110752019-04-22
The vast majority of those killed are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals including scores of Christians who died at Easter church services. NegativeThe death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480080732019-04-22
The dedicated role is open to any Sri Lankan males aged 1845 who possess mental strength PositiveSri Lanka has begun a search for two executioners with strong moral character as part of a crackdown on drug smuggling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-472301472019-02-14
The Sri Lankan navy insists that it had never objected to the people of Iranaitivu living on the island after the navy base was built. PositiveLast year a flotilla of 40 fishing boats set sail from northern Sri Lanka with a mission to seize back their island from navy occupation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-469570152019-02-11
Their to reclaim the island their home for many generations and occupied by the Sri Lankan navy for 25 years PositiveLast year a flotilla of 40 fishing boats set sail from northern Sri Lanka with a mission to seize back their island from navy occupation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-469570152019-02-11
Sri Lankan police have arrested two people who posted a Facebook video showing one of them pretending to give a bribe to a traffic police cutout. NegativeSri Lankan police have arrested two people who posted a Facebook video showing one of them pretending to give a bribe to a traffic police cutout. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-467627702019-01-05





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Sri Lankan experts say a mass grave found earlier this year in the northwestern town of Mannar has turned out to be the countrys biggest such site. NegativeSri Lankan experts say a mass grave found earlier this year in the northwestern town of Mannar has turned out to be the countrys biggest such site. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-462958892018-11-23
He linked Mr Wickremesinghe to a controversial central bank bond sale which is alleged to have led to the loss of 11bn Sri Lankan rupees NegativeSri Lankas unfolding political crisis threatens to turn into a bloodbath unless order is restored the speaker of parliament has warned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460192802018-10-30
Mr Rajapaksas supporters have taken over Sri Lankan state media and other state institutions NegativeSri Lankas unfolding political crisis threatens to turn into a bloodbath unless order is restored the speaker of parliament has warned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460192802018-10-30
He linked Mr Wickramasinghe to a controversial central bank bond sale which is alleged to have led to the loss of 11bn Sri Lankan rupees NegativeOne person has been killed in Sri Lanka after the bodyguard of a sacked minister fired at a mob amid a growing political crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460104872018-10-29
Mr Rajapaksas supporters are reported to have forcibly taken over Sri Lankan state media NegativeOne person has been killed in Sri Lanka after the bodyguard of a sacked minister fired at a mob amid a growing political crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460104872018-10-29
Sri Lankan parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has urged Mr Sirisena to reconsider his decision to suspend parliament saying it will have serious and undesirable consequences. NegativeOne person has been killed in Sri Lanka after the bodyguard of a sacked minister fired at a mob amid a growing political crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460104872018-10-29
While Mr Sirisenas denial and assurances appear to have mollified its much larger and more powerful neighbour the incident has left the Sri Lankan government embarrassed NeutralSri Lankas president has called Indias prime minister to deny a report that quoted him as saying the Indian secret service was plotting to kill him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-458953162018-10-19
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was liaising with Sri Lankan officials after a Britons death. NegativeA woman has told how her husband died in the most horrific circumstances after he was swept out to sea while they were on holiday in Sri Lanka. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-458947472018-10-18
Sri Lankan police have arrested three men who were among a group who took seminude photos of themselves at an ancient sacred site NegativeSri Lankan police have arrested three men who were among a group who took seminude photos of themselves at an ancient sacred site http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-456509592018-09-27
When our children are being raped and women being abused Sri Lankan police do nothing NeutralSri Lankan police have arrested three men who were among a group who took seminude photos of themselves at an ancient sacred site http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-456509592018-09-27
Kandasamy Ponnamma is still haunted by the sight of her son daughterinlaw and two grandchildren waving as they were taken away by Sri Lankan troops in May 2009. NegativeKandasamy Ponnamma is still haunted by the sight of her son daughterinlaw and two grandchildren waving as they were taken away by Sri Lankan troops in May 2009. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454745842018-09-11
Sri Lankan leaders whom I interviewed at the height of the conflict promised to come up with a political solution for the Tamil problem soon after the war NegativeKandasamy Ponnamma is still haunted by the sight of her son daughterinlaw and two grandchildren waving as they were taken away by Sri Lankan troops in May 2009. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454745842018-09-11
The Sri Lankan military told the BBC it had already returned more than threequarters of the land under its control before 2009 NegativeKandasamy Ponnamma is still haunted by the sight of her son daughterinlaw and two grandchildren waving as they were taken away by Sri Lankan troops in May 2009. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454745842018-09-11
President Maithripala Sirisena has complained that during a recent trip with Sri Lankan Airlines he was treated to some cashews which were not fit for human consumption. NegativeSri Lankas national airline has found itself in trouble with the countrys president over a few nuts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454760362018-09-10
They were also accused of executing Sri Lankan soldiers captured in battle NeutralExperts in northern Sri Lanka are trying to identify the remains of dozens of bodies in a mass grave in the countrys former war zone. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-452968712018-08-27
It follows his failure to declare two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government NegativeMPs have voted to suspend DUP MP Ian Paisley for 30 sitting days. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-449323122018-07-24
Mr Paisley failed to declare two luxury family holidays in 2013 paid for by the Sri Lankan government NegativeMPs have voted to suspend DUP MP Ian Paisley for 30 sitting days. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-449323122018-07-24
A Sri Lankan man who threatened to detonate a bomb on a Malaysia Airlines plane has been jailed in Australia. NegativeA Sri Lankan man who threatened to detonate a bomb on a Malaysia Airlines plane has been jailed in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-443938712018-06-07
A British High Commission spokesman in Colombo said both families were being supported and they were in contact with the Sri Lankan medical services. NegativeA British amateur rugby player has died and a team mate is critically ill after complaining of breathing difficulties on returning from a nightclub in Sri Lanka. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tyne-441063102018-05-14
We are assisting the family of a British man who has been hospitalised in Sri Lanka and are in contact with the Sri Lankan medical services NegativeA British amateur rugby player has died and a team mate is critically ill after complaining of breathing difficulties on returning from a nightclub in Sri Lanka. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tyne-441063102018-05-14
In his own post Aggers as hes known stressed the decision was made by the Sri Lankan and West Indies cricket boards and not the ECB and Wales Cricket NegativeThe BBC has lost the rights to cover Englands upcoming cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies on radio to commercial broadcaster TalkSport. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-438071172018-04-18
Under the state of emergency Sri Lankan authorities were able to arrest and detain suspects for long periods if they deemed it necessary NegativeSri Lanka has lifted a state of emergency imposed on 6 March in response to an outbreak of violence against Muslim communities. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-434462392018-03-18
A gym in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo caused outrage after it put up a billboard featuring a picture of a barrel with the text this is no shape for a woman NegativeA gym in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo caused outrage after it put up a billboard featuring a picture of a barrel with the text this is no shape for a womanhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-427887992018-01-26
A majority of women in Sri Lanka traditionally choose not to drink alcohol as they see it as contrary to Sri Lankan culture the Azzam Ameen reports NegativeA move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426825262018-01-14
It came as no surprise to some as he runs an antialcohol campaign and has warned in the past that alcohol consumption among Sri Lankan women is increasing drastically NegativeA move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426825262018-01-14
Leading monks in the Buddhistmajority country had criticised the decision to lift the ban arguing it would destroy Sri Lankan family culture by getting more women addicted to alcohol NeutralA move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426825262018-01-14
While the previous law was not always strictly enforced many Sri Lankan women had welcomed the change NeutralA move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426825262018-01-14
However in 2016 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who runs an antialcohol campaign in the country said that alcohol consumption among Sri Lankan women had increased drastically in recent years NegativeSri Lanka is to allow women over the age of 18 to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426387582018-01-10
In Sri Lanka a majority of women traditionally choose not to drink alcohol as they see it as contrary to Sri Lankan culture NegativeSri Lanka is to allow women over the age of 18 to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426387582018-01-10
While the previous law was not always strictly enforced many Sri Lankan women have welcomed the change NeutralSri Lanka is to allow women over the age of 18 to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426387582018-01-10
President Maithripala Sirisena has urged Sri Lankan tea farmers not to panic assuring them that the government would take necessary steps to settle the issue NegativeSri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423890622017-12-18
Russia is one of the biggest importers of Sri Lankan tea which accounts for nearly a quarter of its market PositiveSri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423890622017-12-18
Two ministers are leading a delegation to Moscow to request the suspension on Sri Lankan tea imports is lifted NegativeSri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423890622017-12-18










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He said the beggars would be rehabilitated as the Sri Lankan government had constructed a rehabilitation center in southern Sri Lanka.NeutralHe said the beggars would be rehabilitated as the Sri Lankan government had constructed a rehabilitation center in southern Sri Lanka.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840566.htm2017-12-20
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witnessed the signing of three agreements in Colombo.NeutralSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witnessed the signing of three agreements in Colombo.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835361.htm2017-12-18
During visit Najib hold discussions with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena During his visit Najib is expected to hold discussions with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136829114.htm2017-12-15
Sri Lankan government end AIDS by 2030. The Sri Lankan government is committed to ending AIDS in the island country by 2025 ahead of the UN's Global Commitment to end AIDS by 2030.NeutralU.S. Agency for International Development will help to transfer promising solutions new technical skills and innovations to contribute towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka said the mediahttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820432.htm2017-12-12
budget for 2018 was presented to Sri Lankan parliament in November by Finance The budget for 2018 was presented to the Sri Lankan parliament in November by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.NeutralCOLOMBO Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/09/c_136813920.htm2017-12-09
Tourism Minister John Amaratungasaid aim Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said the aim of this event was to promote Sri Lankan food culture gems handicrafts tea shopping and entertainment during the height of the tourism season.NeutralChina has been Sri Lanka's second largest market for the most number of tourist arrivals with 249000 Chinese tourists arriving so far this year.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808633.htm2017-12-07
Sri Lankan government said hospital in Polonnaruwa will provide medical assistance to thousands of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in island country. The Sri Lankan government said the hospital in Polonnaruwa will provide medical assistance to thousands of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in the island country.NeutralThe Sri Lankan government said the hospital in Polonnaruwa will provide medical assistance to thousands of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in the island country.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136805978.htm2017-12-06
He said the hospital would help the Sri Lankan people especially the patients who were suffering from kidney diseases to get medical help.NeutralThe Sri Lankan government said the hospital in Polonnaruwa will provide medical assistance to thousands of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in the island country.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136805978.htm2017-12-06
Chinese embassy officials in Sri Lanka Sri Lankan government officials and representatives from Sri Lanka collages and training providers will also attend the fair.NeutralThe companies were in search of both skilled and unskilled workers and there were many job categories available Gao said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/05/c_136802725.htm2017-12-05
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for official visit to India on Tuesday statement from Wickremesinghe's office said on Monday 20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for an official visit to India on Tuesday a statement from Wickremesinghe's office said on MondayNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136766747.htm2017-11-20
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil WickremesingheCOLOMBO Nov. 20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for official to India on Tuesday a statement Wickremesinghe's office said on Monday. COLOMBO Nov. 20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for an official visit to India on Tuesday a statement from Wickremesinghe's office said on Monday.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136766747.htm2017-11-20
Ranil Wickremesinghe appear before special commission of inquiry appointed by president. Ranil Wickremesinghe is the first prime minister in Sri Lankan history to appear before a special commission of inquiry appointed by a president.NeutralRanil Wickremesinghe is the first prime minister in Sri Lankan history to appear before a special commission of inquiry appointed by a president.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136766377.htm2017-11-20
Sri Lankan government in budget has to amend number of laws to improve investment friendly climate. The Sri Lankan government in its budget has proposed to amend a number of laws to improve the investment friendly climate.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136766618.htm2017-11-20