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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.
Maithripala Sirisena said he would establish a mechanism to search locations where there are reports that people may still be incarcerated after the war.
The Sri Lankan President said that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect war heroes who fought for the motherland.
VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.
Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.
His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.