Former Sri Lanka Leader to Run for PM in August Elections
"Today, people wants a change. I'm leading the campaign with President Sirisena as the chairman of the party to form a Sri Lanka
Freedom Party-led government," Mahinda Rajapaksa told Reuters by phone after handing over the nomination doecuments.
In Shift, US Backs Sri Lanka's Internal War Crimes Probe
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. The announcement by the ...
Sri Lanka's Former President Wages Comeback at Polls
As Sri Lanka
holds elections to choose a new parliament, all eyes are on the bid by its former controversial president, Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a political comeback. He was ousted seven months ago from the top job, but now wants to return as the ...
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Sworn In
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in Friday for a fourth term as Sri Lanka's
prime minister. Voters went to the polls Monday and rejected a bid by controversial former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to political power as the country's prime ...
UN Recommends Special Court for Sri Lanka War Probe
The United Nations released a report Wednesday saying Sri Lanka
cannot rely on its own justice system and instead should use a special court to achieve accountability for violations that took place during the country's 26-year civil war. The ...