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Sri Lanka Leader to Face Health Minister in Polls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (New York Times) — Sri Lanka’s health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy. The defection of Maithripala Sirisena, who is also No. 2 in Read More

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Friction Over Sri Lanka Shows at Commonwealth Meet

KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president lashed out at criticisms of his nation’s human rights record, saying Thursday that the government deals with any complaints of abuses committed during or after its bloody 27-year civil war. Pro-government protesters, meanwhile, Read More