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February 27, 2021

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Sri Lanka human rights: UK seeks new UN resolution on abuses

BBC
In a scathing report released last month, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said: “Nearly 12 years on from the end of the war, domestic initiatives for accountability and reconciliation have repeatedly failed to produce results, more deeply entrenching impunity, and exacerbating victims’ distrust in the system.”......

Sri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here To quarantine or not to quarantine — that is the question. Or at least it has been for countries deliberating how to handle incoming international travelers. But that changed last month when Sri Lanka reopened its borders with a requirement......

‘Sri Lanka exposed England’s weaknesses’

BBC
England’s spinners managed just four maidens between them during day three Sri Lanka exposed England’s weaknesses on the third day of the first Test, says former captain Michael Vaughan. England are still strong favourites to win the Test but a lower-order collapse and resolute batting from Sri Lanka frustrated the......

England retested for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

BBC
England’s touring party were sprayed with disinfectant upon their arrival at Hambantota airport England’s touring party in Sri Lanka has been retested for coronavirus after all-rounder Moeen Ali returned a positive result on Monday. All of the players and staff had a lateral flow test and PCR at England’s base......

England’s Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sri Lanka tests

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cricket – First One Day International – England v Australia – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 11, 2020 England’s Moeen Ali reacts after losing his wicket Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) – England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Sri......

Cricket-England’s Anderson ready for hard labour in Sri Lanka

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Third Test – England v Pakistan – Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain – August 25, 2020 England’s James Anderson after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mike Hewitt/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – England fast bowler James Anderson says he......

Covid-19: Sri Lanka forcibly cremates Muslim baby sparking anger

BBC
“They told us the baby was in a severe condition and was suffering from pneumonia. But then, around midnight, they did an antigen test and told us the baby was positive for coronavirus,” Mohamed Fahim, who drives a three-wheeler for a living, told BBC Sinhala. BBC – For more and......

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