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Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle
Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the foreign and finance ministers in a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Managala Samaraweera, who has been foreign minister since January 2015, was appointed as finance and media minister. He swaps roles with Ravi Karunanayake, who takes over at external affairs, Sirisena's spokesman Dharmasri Ekanayake told…

Reuters - May 22 11:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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Escalating Violence: Renewed assaults on the Muslim community
Escalating Violence: Renewed assaults on the Muslim community

Post war Sri Lanka saw a wave of attacks targeting the Muslim community by Buddhist extremist groups. The Mahinda Rajapaksa government allowed these extremists free rein, which caused extensive damage, including injuries and the damaging of Muslim-owned property. This resulted in the Muslims voting en-bloc to overthrow the once indispensable Rajapaksa regime.In the…

GV - May 22 10:52 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Muslims ]

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