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Sri Lanka: New government must make human rights a priority after mostly peaceful vote

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: New government must make human rights a priority after mostly peaceful vote 09 January 2015 Sri Lanka’s new government must urgently address a legacy of pressing human rights issues left by the previous administration, Amnesty International said.Outgoing President Mahinda Rajapaksa today conceded defeat to the joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena, who won the presidential poll with 51.3 per cent of the vote according to the official results.“Although the campaign was marked by intimidation and attacks primarily against opposition campaigners,…

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