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Rajapaksa leads Sri Lanka protests, calls for government change
Rajapaksa leads Sri Lanka protests, calls for government change

Tens of thousands have gathered on the streets of Sri Lanka's capital to call for the government to go. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa - who suffered a surprise defeat in the presidential election three years ago - is leading the protest. President Sirisena's government was viewed as an opportunity for a fresh start in the South Asian nation, but the…

AlJazeera - Sep 05 20:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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Sri Lanka ex-president claims \'witch hunt\' over kidnap probe
Sri Lanka ex-president claims 'witch hunt' over kidnap probe

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse said he was the victim of a "witch hunt" as investigators questioned him for the first time Friday (Aug 17) over the abduction of a newspaper editor. Rajapakse, who ruled his country with an iron first for a decade, was interviewed by five detectives over the 2008 kidnapping and torture of Nation weekly news editor…

AFP - Aug 17 20:10 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

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  - Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist - AP
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