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With No Immunity, Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Faces Legal Troubles

The Wire Network 05 Sep 2022
Sri Lanka’s ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who returned home after seven weeks in exile following protests over economic hardships, could face legal action over forced disappearances of activists now that he has been stripped of constitutional immunity, a lawyer said Saturday.
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With No Immunity, Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa Faces Legal Troubles

Beijing News 04 Sep 2022
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka's ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who returned home after seven weeks in exile following protests over economic hardships, could face legal action over forced disappearances of activists now that he has been stripped of constitutional immunity, a lawyer said Saturday.
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With no immunity, Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa faces legal troublesRajapaksa flew to Colombo around midnight Friday ...

Deccan Herald 03 Sep 2022
Sri Lanka's ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who returned home after seven weeks in exile following protests over economic hardships, could face legal action over forced disappearances of activists now that he has been stripped of constitutional immunity, a lawyer said Saturday.
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Sri Lanka news: Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for US green card, says report

India TV 19 Aug 2022
The procedure will also involve his lawyers in Colombo submitting the additional documents.Upon his arrival in Bangkok, Thai police had advised the former Sri Lankan President to remain indoors for security reasons whereas, on his arrival in Sri Lanka this month, the cabinet will ...
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for Green Card to settle in US: Report | Mint

Live Mint 19 Aug 2022
Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror, citing highly-placed sources, claimed that Rajapaksa's lawyers in the United States had ... The procedure will also now involve his lawyers in Colombo submitting the additional documents here in order to go ahead with the procedure, the daily said.
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for Green Card to settle in US: Report

The Times of India 18 Aug 2022
COLOMBO ... Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror, citing highly-placed sources, claimed that Rajapaksa's lawyers in the United ... The procedure will also now involve his lawyers in Colombo submitting the additional documents here in order to go ahead with the procedure, the daily said.
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Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has applied for a Green Card to settle in ...

Deccan Herald 18 Aug 2022
Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror, citing highly-placed sources, claimed that Rajapaksa's lawyers in the United States had ... The procedure will also now involve his lawyers in Colombo submitting the additional documents here in order to go ahead with the procedure, the daily said.
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End protest crackdown: UN, rights groups tell Sri Lanka president

Al Jazeera 10 Aug 2022
On July 22, less than 24 hours after Wickremesinghe took oath as president, a joint operation by the police and military raided the main protest camp in the capital, Colombo, tearing down tents and arresting dozens, including several journalists and lawyers.
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Crackdown on activists won’t solve ‘Sri Lanka’s dire problems,’ says HRW

La Prensa Latina 09 Aug 2022
Colombo, Aug 9 (EFE).- Human Rights Watch asked the Sri Lankan government on Tuesday to prioritize eliminating islanders’ social and economic difficulties while respecting their fundamental rights ... Over 50 people, including lawyers and journalists, were allegedly beaten and injured.
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Sri Lanka: New President Should Chart Path Upholding Rights

Human Rights Watch 09 Aug 2022
A day after his inauguration, Wickremesinghe sent the police and military to disperse protesters from a site they had occupied for months in central Colombo. Over 50 people, including lawyers and journalists, were beaten and injured ... Among Human Rights Watch recommendations to President Wickremesinghe are ... Click for original article ....
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Rule Of Law Is Not The Rule Of Lawyers - Attorney-At-Law Manoj Gamage

MENA FN 06 Aug 2022
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) By Nadira Gunatilleke/Daily News Colombo, August 6. Here are the excerpts from an exclusive interview conducted with the President of the Lawyers for Justice Attorney-at-law ... .
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Sri Lanka considering restructure of local and sovereign debt

Reuters 05 Aug 2022
COLOMBO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is considering a restructure of local and sovereign debt, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday, as the island nation battles its worst financial crisis in its independent history ... Months of unrest toppled Rajapaksa in July after protesters occupied key government buildings in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka considering restructure of local and sovereign debt – president

FX Empire 05 Aug 2022
COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is considering a restructure of local and sovereign debt, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday, as the island nation battles its worst financial crisis in its independent history ... “Have we got to look at local debt? That has far-reaching consequences,” Wickremesinghe told a conference in Colombo.
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Rights group says Sri Lanka harassed, intimidated protesters

Federal News Radio 04 Aug 2022
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group says Sri Lanka’s government is using emergency laws to harass and arbitrarily detain protesters who are seeking political reform and accountability amid the island country’s economic crisis ... COLOMBO, Sri ...
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Sri Lanka: Heightened Crackdown on Dissent

Human Rights Watch 03 Aug 2022
Since Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as president on July 21, 2022, the police and military have sought to curtail protests through the intimidation, surveillance, and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators, civil society activists, lawyers, and journalists ... in central Colombo.

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