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Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty. [Lakruwan Wanniarachchi-Reuters]

Sri Lankans displaced by war wait for government to return land

Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty.

Sri Lanka ex-leader Mahinda Rajapakse demands snap polls after victory

Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday demanded a snap general election and challenged his successor's right to govern after drubbing the ruling coalition in crucial mid-term polls.

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