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Sri Lankan embassies sheltered criminals: Foreign minister

Sri Lanka's foreign minister on Friday accused the previous administration of using its embassies abroad as "safe houses" for murderers accused of perpetrating human rights abuses during the civil war.

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse's wife interrogated over fraud allegations

Mahinda Rajapakse was defeated by his one-time Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena in the presidential election last year.

Sri Lanka arrests Rajapakse's son over money laundering

Yoshitha, a navy lieutenant, was taken before a magistrate court in a suburb of Colombo and remanded, a court official said.

Sri Lanka sentences top cop and five others to death

Rajapakse`s own son was accused of being involved in the controversial murder of a rugby player in May 2012, which the former leader denies.

Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid

The government did not immediately comment on the move, but it had promised eight months ago to carry out a review as part of reconciliation efforts.

IMF rules out fresh bailout for Sri Lanka

The IMF on Wednesday ruled out a fresh bail-out for Sri Lanka, which had hoped to secure loans of more than $4.0 billion to restructure expensive debt taken on by the previous regime.