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Stories with person: Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 9:37 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.

  • Kerry travels to Sri Lanka to cheer on democratic reforms 
    Updated: May-01-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade, seizing a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean.

  • Sri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 2:35 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.

  • Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 4:40 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.