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Sri Lanka military blocks protest over missing relatives

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's security forces blocked hundreds of mostly ethnic Tamils from travelling to Colombo for a protest on Wednesday to demand justice for relatives missing after the island's war.Full story

U.S. to criticize Sri Lanka at U.N. rights council

COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United States will deliver a sharp public rebuke to Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March for failing to pursue those responsible for abuses as government forces were crushing Tamil rebels in 2009, officials said on Monday. Full story

After execution, Sri Lanka to phase out maids going to Saudi

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will gradually stop allowing women going to Saudi Arabia to be housemaids after a Sri Lankan was executed in the country over the death of an infant in her care, the Colombo government said on Thursday. Full story

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