Feb 04, 2015

Sri Lankan leader calls for unity amid ethnic divide

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has failed to heal its deep ethnic divide since the end of the nation's civil war five years ago, the president acknowledged Wednesday in a major speech calling for national reconciliation. President Maithripala Sirisena's Independence Day speech was a sharp departure from those of his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who typically celebrated the country's...

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