COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankans voted Thursday for a new Parliament, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa looking to consolidate his political dominance after winning re-election in January and then detaining his chief rival.
Voters lined up as polls opened throughout the island nation southeast...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Veteran politician Dissanayake Mudiyansalage Jayaratne took the oath of office as Sri Lanka's 20th prime minister Wednesday after the ruling party won a large parliamentary majority.
Rajapaksa's United People's Freedom Alliance increased its parliamentary gains...
WSMJJ Conference Announcement
Who: Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction
What: Methodology and Innovation in Mixed Legal Systems
When: 20-23 June 2011
Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The Hebrew University...
(AP) - A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday against Sri Lanka's president
over killings allegedly carried out by his forces during the country's ethnic
civil war. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she must
dismiss the suit against President Mahinda Rajapaksa...
Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka will not implement all proposals from its civil war
commission because the panel went beyond its mandate, a government minister
said Monday after a U.N. rights council called for the report's implementation.
The commission's report dismissed allegations...
Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a
plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long
hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky,
you will be able to eat just enough to live but remain malnourished. If one of
Sri Lanka (AP) - The politician knew something was amiss when a suspicious
white van pulled alongside him at a Colombo park and four men got out,
pretending to exercise. Ravindra Udayashanta alerted his supporters, and police.
Soon, the gunbattle began. In Sri Lanka, anyone who has Full
Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's government said Thursday that it had started the
process to impeach the country's chief justice, accusing her of overstepping
her limits in the culmination of a drawn-out conflict between the judiciary and
the government. Government spokesman Keheliya...