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Stories with place: Colombo
  • Tamil becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka's Parliament story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:28 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward postwar reconciliation with the minority community.

  • Party spokesman: Maldives ex-president taken back to prison 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Maldives police have taken former President Mohamed Nasheed back to jail even though his 13-year sentence was commuted to house arrest last month, a party spokesman said Monday.