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Troops who committed war crimes at behest of politicians would be punished: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
The LTTE ran a nearly three-decade separatist campaign leading to a bloody war with the Sri Lankan security forces.
Supreme Court annulled the parliamentary seat of Geetha Kumarsinghe, an actress-turned-politician and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's loyalist, for holding dual citizenship.
Sri Lanka Tamils to protest for release of political prisoners during President Sirisena's visit to Jaffna
The protest warning has come after a shutdown was observed in the region over the same issue recently.
After an overnight stay, he and his family were expected to participate in 'Suprabhatha" recitation ritual inside the temple early tomorrow, according to temple sources.
Two Sri Lanka Freedom Party activists loyal to the former president Rajapaksa had filed a case in 2016 saying that Sirisena taking over from him was against the party constitution.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday sacked a minister who had threatened to split his coalition government, three weeks after another was fired.
Sirisena's remarks came as Human rights groups filed lawsuits in Brazil and Colombia against Sri Lanka's ambassador in Latin America Jagath Jayasuriya.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met the top Sri Lankan leadership and discussed with them bilateral issues of mutual collaboration.
Rajapakshe was accused of violating collective responsibility at the United National Party (UNP) working committee meeting held last week.
Blaming the country's cricket chief, the 53-year-old said there was no proper discipline in the national team which has had a horror run of results.
Sri Lanka's Cabinet today approved the sale to a Chinese firm of a 70 per cent stake in the strategically-located Hambantota port, tweaking the deal after the initial agreement sparked protests.
The unity government of two major political parties in Sri Lanka is likely to face its first major test when the provincial councils go to polls by the end of the year.
The Act will help in tracing around 20,000 people who are still missing, eight years after the end of the nearly three-decade-long civil war.
The families of the disapeared persons laid out five key demands including releasing a list of all those who had surrendered or were detained by the Lankan armed forces during and after the war.
This is the first reshuffle of the government which took office in 2015.