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Sri Lanka: Tamil lawmakers ask UN to investigate wartime abuses

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Ethnic Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka asked the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday to press the government to investigate alleged wartime abuses and share power with the ethnic minority to prevent the country sliding back into violence. Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 with government troops crushing the [...]

Sri Lanka: soldiers killed in gunfight

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s military says three soldiers were killed when a personal dispute erupted into a gunfight.┬áMilitary spokesman Brig. Wimal Hapuarachchi says the three soldiers were on duty in the country’s former civil war zone in the northern Jaffna peninsula when the gunfight broke out Thursday night. He said Friday that an [...]