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News Sri Lanka » Government: Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://theconversation.com/why-violent-buddhist-extremists-are-targeting-muslims-in-sri-lanka-92951
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Between 1983 and 2009, Sri Lanka was plagued by a civil war between the Sinhala government and Tamil (mainly Hindu) rebels. The war had numerous causes, but prominent among them were government moves to embrace religious nationalism. After they won ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka imposes liquor, meat ban for Buddhist festival

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5659507/Sri-Lanka-imposes-liquor-meat-ban-Buddhist-festival.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered casinos to close on the Buddha's birthday in a move to appease the island's religious majority. The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sacred Sarnath Relics to visit Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/20300-sacred-sarnath-relics-to-visit-sri-lanka
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

This is the first time these Sacred Relics are being brought to Sri Lanka from India, and special arrangements have been made by the Government of India for this purpose. The public can pay homage to these Relics at Temple Trees in Colombo from April 28 to ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka economic factsheet

News channel or source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sri-lanka-economic-factsheet
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

They offer a snapshot of economic data under headings such as trade/investment, economic development and government finance. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lankan stocks slip as political uncertainty continues; banks weigh

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-stocks/sri-lankan-stocks-slip-as-political-uncertainty-continues-banks-weigh-idUSL3N1S3579
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

A cabinet reshuffle was expected on Monday, but government sources said it had been delayed. Fitch Rating agency on Thursday said that recent political developments in Sri Lanka have created some uncertainty over reform momentum and fiscal consolidation ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka mulls criminalizing hate speech, fake news

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/sri-lanka-mulls-criminalizing-hate-speech-fake-news/82096
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Sri Lanka is considering criminalizing hate speech and fake news on social media after communal violence erupted last month in Kandy. The government imposed a week-long ban on social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp after the anti-Muslim ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sacred Sarnath Relics to visit Sri Lanka from 28th April– 2nd May

News channel or source: http://colombogazette.com/2018/04/26/sacred-sarnath-relics-to-visit-sri-lanka-from-28th-april-2nd-may/
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

This is the first time these Sacred Relics are being brought to Sri Lanka from India, and special arrangements have been made by the Government of India for this purpose. The public can pay homage to these Relics at Temple Trees in Colombo from April 28 to ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lankan political unrest testing reforms:Fitch

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1042618/sri-lankan-political-unrest-testing-reformsfitch
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The government has shown strong commitment to the IMF programme ... Reform distractions and pressure for more populist policies might also rise as Sri Lanka enters an election cycle. Fuel and electricity price reforms to create automatic adjustment ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID'd as van attack victim

News channel or source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-Sri-Lanka-native-ID-d-as-van-attack-12863823.php
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sri Lanka declares a state of emergency after mob attacks on ... ‘Hold accountable’ Human rights group Amnesty International warned that the state of emergency would give the government a series of sweeping powers including to search, arrest, and ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/590512/Sri-Lanka-imposes-meat-ban-for-Buddhist-festival
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered casinos to close on the Buddha's birthday in a move to appease the island's religious majority. The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in ...