Jan 30, 2016

Sri Lanka police arrest ex-strongman's son in money case

Sri Lanka’s police on Saturday arrested a son of the country’s former strongman leader over an alleged financial offense, an official said. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who is a navy officer and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was arrested and was to appear in a ...

Aug 26, 2015

In shift, U.S. backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month’s U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka’s government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes. The announcement by the visiting Assistant Secretary ...

Aug 18, 2015

Ex-Sri Lanka leader Rajapakse concedes election defeat

Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse told AFP that he has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections after a close fought comeback attempt just months after he was toppled as president. “My dream of becoming prime minister has faded away,” Rajapakse said. “I am conceding. ...