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Sri Lankan President Calls for Reconciliation

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pledged Wednesday to pursue national reconciliation in a country still divided by a decades-long civil war that ended nearly six years ago. He spoke in Colombo at an independence day ceremony that paid respect to all those killed in the 26-year war that pitted government forces against rebels seeking an independent state for Sri Lanka's Tamil minority. "The biggest challenge today is to unite the hearts of the people of the north and...

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