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...
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...
(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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...