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News Sri Lanka » Politics: 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

Currently, Sri Lanka’s most active Buddhist extremist group is Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist power force, or BBS). BBS entered politics in 2012 with a Buddhist-nationalist ideology and agenda, its leaders claiming that Sri Lankans had become immoral and ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: 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

Fitch Rating agency on Thursday said that recent political developments in Sri Lanka have created some uncertainty over reform momentum and fiscal consolidation, and prolonged upheaval could undermine investor confidence ahead of large external debt ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: Karnataka elections: How Sri Lankan repatriates will influence Sullia polls

News channel or source: https://www.livemint.com/Politics/epGRCBdK47kHalvZucYA0N/Karnataka-elections-How-Sri-Lankan-repatriates-will-influen.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sullia: Tea and rubber estate workers, who were originally from India and shipped back home from Sri Lanka as part of the Sirimavo-Shastri ... Fragmented into different groups and political parties over the decades, now the community leaders are trying ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: 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

Recent political developments in Sri Lanka have triggered uncertainty over reform momentum and fiscal consolidation while prolonged upheaval could undermine investor confidence ahead of large external debt maturities in 2019-22, Fitch Ratings warned in a r ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: Party chief receives Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker

News channel or source: http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/427023/party-chief-receives-sri-lankan-parliament-speaker.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng affirmed that Việt Nam always attached much importance to friendship relations with Sri Lanka’s political parties and supported the exchange of high-ranking delegations and enhancement of bilateral ties through ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?

News channel or source: http://himalmag.com/sri-lankan-muslims-the-new-others/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitution guarantees Muslims the same rights ... If Muslimphobia existed in the collective psyche of the Sinhalese, it was too marginal to be a political factor. But Soma Thero succeeded in creating a wave of anti-Muslim hysteria, and ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: 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

"Existing laws are more than adequate to curb this, for example the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Act [ICCPR] and the Sri Lanka Penal Code, but they have not been properly implemented," he added. "However it needs to be handled ...

News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lanka political unrest tests reform momentum: Fitch

News channel or source: http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/sri-lanka-political-unrest-tests-reform-momentum-fitch/
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Apr 26, 2018 (LBO) – Recent political developments in Sri Lanka have created some uncertainty over reform momentum and fiscal consolidation, and prolonged upheaval could undermine investor confidence ahead of large external debt maturities in 2019-22 ...

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

News channel or source: https://www.whio.com/news/world/the-latest-sri-lanka-native-van-attack-victim/fw0BFIBM9xpcZHn0MvYcIK/
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Mahavihara Buddhist Meditation Centre chief monk Ahangama Rathanasiri Thero (AN'-guh-mah Rah-than-ah-SEER'-ah THEER'-oh) says Amarasinghe was a Canadian citizen who came to the country from Horana, Sri Lanka ... gun at employees. POLITICS: Ohio Rep.

News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lankan stocks gain on foreign buying

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-stocks/sri-lankan-stocks-gain-on-foreign-buying-idUSL3N1S24HQ
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The market has been awaiting signs of political stability after President Maithripala ... Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc closed 2.4 percent higher and Sampath Bank gained 1.3 percent. ($1 = 157.6000 Sri Lankan rupees) (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal ...