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Stories with place: Sri Lanka
  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:29 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election.

  • Maldives prosecutor finds violations in ex-president's case 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:20 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Maldives prosecutor general will appeal the former president's 13-year jail sentence after finding irregularities in the terrorism trial against him, the government said Friday. His lawyer said Mohamed Nasheed should be freed.

  • Sri Lanka ex-leader vows new approach as he runs again 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:10 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's former president said he has learned from his election defeat and promised a new approach to relations between ethnic communities, as he runs for prime minister in next month's elections.

  • Sri Lanka revives media regulator that can jail journalists 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:31 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's revival of a media regulatory group that empowers the government to imprison or fine journalists is raising concerns from international press freedom groups.