The British prime minister appears to have delivered an uncompromising message to Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa during a meeting on Friday afternoon.
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Sri Lanka elections: Rajapaksa’s return?
Sri Lankans finish voting to elect a new parliament in what could herald a comeback for ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a man accused of overseeing war crimes at the end of the country’s civil war.
Sri Lanka votes out Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa, a man accused of presiding over multiple war crimes, has lost his bid for a third term as Sri Lanka’s president.
War crimes & human rights: Rajapaksa quizzed at Chogm
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa tells Jonathan Miller that he is ready to investigate allegations of war crimes – declaring: “We have nothing to hide. It’s a free country”.
Cameron vows to challenge Rajapaksa over human rights
The prime minister says he will use the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka to challenge the Sri Lankan president over allegations of abuses by the country’s security forces.
The Rajapaksas: who are Sri Lanka’s ruling dynasty?
Sri Lanka’s ruling family are mingling with the Commonwealth’s elite as they host this week’s summit in Colombo. Yet some of them have been accused of war crimes. So who are the Rajapaksas?
Sri Lanka's Tamils wait for President Rajapaksa to deliver
General Sarath Fonseka has yet to concede, but it’s pretty clear he’s lost Sri Lanka’s presidential election. The indication is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa won by a substantial margin, although the opposition is crying foul. The general is now holed up in a hotel in Colombo. He has reasons to be fearful.
M.I.A.: Sri Lanka has ‘same government with different face’
Rapper M.I.A. tells Channel 4 News that though she still wants former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to face a war crimes trial, the priority is getting the country’s Tamils their basic needs.
Sri Lanka’s election: dog heads, threats and Charlie Hebdo
As voting closes in Sri Lanka’s elections, the biggest challenge to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency in 15 years, there are accusations of violent intimidation and misuse of public property.
David Cameron on Sri Lanka in the Commons
David Cameron makes a statement on Sri Lanka in the Commons, having last week insisted that President Mahinda Rajapaksa hold an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes in the country.
Sri Lanka: grim up north for the Tamil community
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made much of the development of Sri Lanka’s north following the carnage of war – but has life really improved for the Tamil community living there?
Sri Lanka president: ‘You must respect our culture’
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has been accused of war crimes, says his country has a “system” to deal with complaints of human rights violations.
Sri Lanka president questioned on human rights
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is questioned by Channel 4 News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller about allegations of war crimes, and says he is “not concerned”.
Sri Lanka: people ‘putting themselves at risk’
President Mahinda Rajapaksa tells Channel 4 News he is “not concerned” by allegations of war crimes – but Jonathan Miller says people in Sri Lanka could be at risk after speaking to the programme.
Sri Lanka killings: Channel 4 reports ‘unlikely to be faked’
After years of Sri Lankan government denials, Channel 4’s evidence of war crimes and extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka’s civil war is vindicated by a leaked government report, writes Callum Macrae.