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Stories with person: Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.

  • Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.