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Stories with person: Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Sri Lankan lawmakers approve freedom of information law story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-16 8:24 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan lawmakers unanimously approved a law on Friday giving citizens the right to demand public information, a move many hope will restore transparency and good governance to a nation long plagued by corruption and misrule.

  • 7 years after war's end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace 
    Updated: Jun-04-16 12:09 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - For seven years, the ethnic Tamil housewife has waited for news of a son who vanished near the frenzied end of Sri Lanka's quarter-century-long civil war. After so much time, she has little faith that the Sinhalese-majority government will help solve such mysteries and heal old wounds.