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Sri Lanka President Opposes Rajapaksa Comeback, PM Bid

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday criticized a comeback bid by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the rival he beat in elections last January, and his own allies for backing him to become prime minister. A coalition led by Sirisena has nominated Rajapaksa to run in elections next month, official documents showed on Monday, and the former wartime leader's allies say he will run for the post of prime minister. Rajapaksa's crushing of a 26-year Tamil Tiger insurgency in...

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