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Stories with place: Sri Lanka
  • Maldives prosecutor finds violations in ex-president's case 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:20 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Maldives prosecutor general will appeal the former president's 13-year jail sentence after finding irregularities in the terrorism trial against him, the government said Friday. His lawyer said Mohamed Nasheed should be freed.

  • Sri Lanka ex-leader vows new approach as he runs again 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:10 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's former president said he has learned from his election defeat and promised a new approach to relations between ethnic communities, as he runs for prime minister in next month's elections.

  • Sri Lanka revives media regulator that can jail journalists 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:31 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's revival of a media regulatory group that empowers the government to imprison or fine journalists is raising concerns from international press freedom groups.

  • Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:58 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, defeated in this year's presidential election, said Wednesday that he's re-entering politics and contesting a Parliament seat in August.