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Sri Lanka's president orders probe into war-time disappearances

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, under pressure from the United Nations and the West to address alleged rights abuses during a nearly three-decade war, ordered an inquiry on Friday into mass disappearances during the war, his office said.Full story

Sri Lanka bans film it says insults gov't forces

Sri Lanka has banned a film about the island nation's ethnic conflict and civil war because it insults the government and its military, a government spokesman said Monday. Full story

Sri Lanka to hold polls in ex-war zone for first time in 25 years

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will hold provincial elections in the former northern war zone in September for the first time in 25 years, officials said on Friday, a move long demanded by the United Nations since the end of three decades of conflict in 2009. Full story

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Queen Elizabeth is beginning to cut back on her long distance travel and will skip the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Sri Lanka later this year.  ITV’s Tim Ewart reports. 

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