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Stories with person: Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes.

  • Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in as 2 parties sign deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:10 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties - formerly bitter rivals - signed an agreement to work together and draft a new constitution that would safeguard the rights of ethnic groups.

  • Sri Lanka's prime minister defeats ex-president in elections story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:22 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's prime minister defeated the country's former strongman in parliamentary elections, according to results released Tuesday, blocking a key step of his bid to return to power seven months after he lost the presidency.

  • Sri Lanka's ex-strongman in tough battle for return to power 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:44 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Mahinda Rajapaksa, once poised to be Sri Lanka's president for life, is a desperate man these days. At stake is not just his own political future, but that of an entire dynasty and a network of supporters he founded at every level.