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Commonwealth Summit Begins in Sri Lanka

The president of Sri Lanka has urged his fellow leaders not to pass judgment on his country's past as he welcomed them to a meeting of nations once linked to the former British empire. Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered the opening address Friday in Colombo for the Commonwealth Summit, which is being held amid controversy surrounding allegations the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes during the final months of its decades-long civil war. Mr. Rajapaksa said the Commonwealth must not be a...

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