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US ambassador summoned over Libyan raid
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The Libyan government has summoned the US envoy to the country after a raid saw an alleged al-Qaeda operative abducted by US special forces.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said ties between the two countries would remain unaffected but said that Libyan nationals must be tried in Libyan courts.

The US embassy in Tripoli told the BBC that Ambassador Deborah Jones was "in regular contact with the Libyan government, including the Libyan ministry of foreign affairs".

 
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We will protect Rajapaksas from war crimes probe - UNP

The United National Party (UNP) reiterated that it would not allow an international war crimes inquiry to investigate former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former army chief Sarath Fonseka. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 June 2015
Mahinda to be nominated by UPFA

The UPFA has agreed to nominate former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the election on its ticket.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha, [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Resettlement minister criticised for failing to meet displaced residents of Vali North

The Sri Lankan minister for resettlement, D. M. Swaminathan, has been criticised for failing to meet directly with displaced residents of Valikamam North, during a visit to the High Security Zone on Monday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Government won't convince diaspora before taking meaningful steps - TNA MP

The TNA's Batticaloa MP P Ariyanenthiran said in parliament on Friday that the new government will not be able to convince the Tamil diaspora of its intentions unless it takes meaningful steps to address Tamil issues. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Journalists removed from Jaffna public consultation on resettlement

Journalists were forced out from a public consultative meeting about resettlement at the Jaffna District Secretariat on Monday.

Despite being invited to a public consultation with Sri Lankan minister for resettlement, D. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
BBS to contest elections as BJP

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) will contest the forthcoming general election as the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), with BBS General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara the leader of the party. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Raviraj muder suspect released on bail

A suspect in the murder case of TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj was released on bail earlier today.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando granted bail to Captain Samantha Munasinghe on a cash bail of Rs25,000 and a Rs500,000 surety bail. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
"Justice for Mirusuvil: Much More Needed to End Impunity" - Together Against Genocide

The NGO, Together Against Genocide (TAG, formerly Tamils Against Genocide) has welcomed the prosecution of Sri Lankan Army Staff Sergeant Sunil Rathnayake for the Mirusuvil Massacre, but has said that much more must be done to end impunity. [more]


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