Mahinda Rajapaksa - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lankan Tamils remember relatives killed in the civil war COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamils on Thursday lit lamps and displayed photos framed in flowers of relatives killed in a bloody civil war, marking the eighth anniversary of the end of the fighting. A Sri Lankan court barred activists from holding a commemoration near a monument to Tamils killed in the fighting, but other memorials were ca... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:48:00Z 21 injured in clashes in Sri Lanka over China port deal AMBALANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 21 people were injured Saturday in violent clashes between Sri Lankan government supporters and villagers marching against what they say is a plan to take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake. Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to break up the clashes, which took ... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-01-07T12:20:00Z Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest Saturday by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-controlled venture. The government has signed a framework agreement for a 99-year lease of the Hambantota port with a company in which China will have... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 04:19:00 GMT 2017-01-07T04:19:00Z