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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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Alleged Islamic State affiliate has uncle in Sri Lankan government
Alleged Islamic State affiliate has uncle in Sri Lankan government

A University of New South Wales student accused of documenting plans in a notebook to assassinate two senior Australian politicians is the nephew of a Sri Lankan cabinet minister. The ABC can reveal Mohamed Nizamdeen, 25, is related to Sri Lankan MP Faiszer Musthapha, who is the country's Sports and Local Government Minister. The PhD student, who was on Friday…

ABC - Sep 04 15:29 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, SriLanka, Australia ]

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