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Teenager hacked president's website to delay exams

How many of us have despaired as exams approach, wishing we could press an imaginary ‘pause button’ to freeze time and delay the inevitable?

How many of us have despaired as exams approach, wishing we could press an imaginary ‘pause button’ to freeze time and delay the inevitable?

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Vesak festival in Sri Lanka

Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year’s celebration of the Buddhist festival…

Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year’s celebration of the Buddhist festival…

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Landslide aftermath in Sri Lanka

Rescue teams were sent to the area of Aranayaka, 100 km northeast of the capital Colombo, where over 100 people are missing after two landslides, caused by torrential…

Rescue teams were sent to the area of Aranayaka, 100 km northeast of the capital Colombo, where over 100 people are missing after two landslides, caused by torrential…

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Deadly landslides in Sri Lanka claim scores of victims

200 families feared buried in landslides 230,000 people forced from homes Rescue efforts hampered by powercuts At least 200 families are feared buried beneath massive landslides in central Sri…

200 families feared buried in landslides 230,000 people forced from homes Rescue efforts hampered by powercuts At least 200 families are feared buried beneath massive landslides in central Sri…

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Windies win World Twenty20 double as men and women triumph

The West Indies are celebrating winning cricket’s World Twenty20 title for the second successive time after beating England in a breath-taking final

The West Indies are celebrating winning cricket’s World Twenty20 title for the second successive time after beating England in a breath-taking final

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Sri Lanka: "Not just the beach or the elephant"

Euronews spoke at Berlin’s ITB to John A.E. Amaratunga, Sri Lanka Minister of Tourism, about how Sri Lanka tries to unfold its full potential as a

Euronews spoke at Berlin’s ITB to John A.E. Amaratunga, Sri Lanka Minister of Tourism, about how Sri Lanka tries to unfold its full potential as a

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Sri Lanka: Let’s play Tuk Tuk Polo!

First there was Horse Polo, then Bike Polo and in more recent times Elephant and Segway polo. But now a new form of polo has emerged – Tuk Tuk Polo

First there was Horse Polo, then Bike Polo and in more recent times Elephant and Segway polo. But now a new form of polo has emerged – Tuk Tuk Polo

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Indian Ocean tsunami victims remembered 11 years on

It has been eleven years since a massive earthquake under the Indian Ocean off Sumatra triggered tsunamis that killed tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

It has been eleven years since a massive earthquake under the Indian Ocean off Sumatra triggered tsunamis that killed tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

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Ruling party wins Sri Lankan election

Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party has won the most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections. The UNP picked up one hundred and six out

Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party has won the most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections. The UNP picked up one hundred and six out

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Sri Lanka's voters invited to turn page on fractious past

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections could see the return to the political centre stage of its former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa. In

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections could see the return to the political centre stage of its former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa. In

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Ex-president seeks comeback in Sri Lankan general election

Sri Lankans have gone to the polls to elect a new parliament in a vote dominated by the possible comeback of the country’s former president. Mahinda

Sri Lankans have gone to the polls to elect a new parliament in a vote dominated by the possible comeback of the country’s former president. Mahinda

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Crowd trouble interrupts Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI

Security forces were called out to restore order clashes broke out between two rival group of spectators during the third ODI between Sri Lanka and

Security forces were called out to restore order clashes broke out between two rival group of spectators during the third ODI between Sri Lanka and

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Sri Lanka expects 2,5 million tourists to visit by 2016

Often in the shadow of big neighbor India, Sri Lanka has been continuously increasing its influx of tourists in recent years. Euronews spoke to

Often in the shadow of big neighbor India, Sri Lanka has been continuously increasing its influx of tourists in recent years. Euronews spoke to

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Thousands bid Pope Francis farewell as his Philippines tour ends

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Manila to say a final farewell to Pope Francis at the end of his five day trip to the Philippines

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Manila to say a final farewell to Pope Francis at the end of his five day trip to the Philippines

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Pope Francis in Sri Lanka denounces 'evil' civil war

The pope visited a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, preaching forgiveness to tens of thousands of followers.

The pope visited a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, preaching forgiveness to tens of thousands of followers.

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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka urging inter religious harmony

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He

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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka urging inter religious harmony

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka bringing with him a message of inter religious harmony. His presence is expected to add to a new tolerance in

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka bringing with him a message of inter religious harmony. His presence is expected to add to a new tolerance in

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Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa concedes defeat

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election, saying he would oversee a peaceful transition of

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election, saying he would oversee a peaceful transition of

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A decade since the Indian Ocean tsunami

December the 26th, 2014, marks the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that resulted in the deaths of over 230,000 people.

December the 26th, 2014, marks the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that resulted in the deaths of over 230,000 people.

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Heavy rains disrupt search for Sri Lanka landslide survivors

Hopes of finding survivors from a deadly landslide in Sri Lanka have been hit by heavy rainfall. More than 100 people are believed to have been

Hopes of finding survivors from a deadly landslide in Sri Lanka have been hit by heavy rainfall. More than 100 people are believed to have been

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Little hope of finding survivors in deadly Sri Lanka landslide

A Sri Lankan official has said she doesn’t think any survivors will be found under the debris of a deadly landslide in the central village of

A Sri Lankan official has said she doesn’t think any survivors will be found under the debris of a deadly landslide in the central village of

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At least 14 dead in Sri Lanka landslide

A landslide in central Sri Lanka has killed at least 14 people, while over 300 are reported to be missing. Mahinda Amaraweera, the country’s

A landslide in central Sri Lanka has killed at least 14 people, while over 300 are reported to be missing. Mahinda Amaraweera, the country’s

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Sri Lanka asylum seekers arrive in Australia

After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month

After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month

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Deadly clashes erupt in Sri Lanka between Muslims and Buddhists

Ethnic violence has flared in Sri Lanka between local Muslims and Buddhists. The clashes occured in the Southwest of the country, leaving three

Ethnic violence has flared in Sri Lanka between local Muslims and Buddhists. The clashes occured in the Southwest of the country, leaving three