Sri Lanka president rejects US court summons

[AFP] Sri Lanka’s president Mahinda Rajapakse has cited constitutional immunity and refused to go before a US court where he is being sued for $30 million over the killing of a Tamil man, an official said Sunday. A US-based Tamil lobby had filed the case claiming damages from him as commander-in-chief of the Sri Lankan […]

Rights groups eye jailed Tamil ex-rebel

[BBC] A renegade former commander of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels has been jailed for identity fraud in the UK. The BBC’s Jill McGivering watched Col Karuna’s sentencing and asked human rights groups for their reaction. Isleworth Crown Court is an unimpressive modern building, set midway down a leafy residential street in suburban London. But […]