Sri Lankan president promises impartial war crimes investigation

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Feb 4 : Sri Lanka’s president said today he would abide by a UN resolution calling for a credible war crimes tribunal to investigate allegations of atrocities in the country’s war against Tamil separatists. However, Maithripala Sirisena did not explicitly agree that foreign judges and prosecutors could take part in such […]

Sri Lanka ex-leader’s son arrested by financial crimes police

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, Jan 30 : A son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested on Saturday under the country’s money laundering act and remanded in custody until February 11, the police said. Several members of the Rakapaksa family are facing police investigations for alleged financial crimes. They include […]