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Lankan President names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

The move to switch the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake was part of the first cabinet reshuffle by Sirisena.

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes

Sri Lanka must prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels to win the confidence of the Tamil minority.

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Allegations that the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes during the bloody conflict with Tamil rebels are "credible", a government probe panel has said and backed UNHRC's recommendation that foreign judges should have a role in domestic inquiry.