Sri Lankan presidential hopeful Rajapaksa faces new lawsuits in U.S. court

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa greets supporters after his return from the United States, in Katunayake, Sri Lanka April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan torture victims have filed 10 new claims for damages in a U.S. court against wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, lawyers for the plaintiffs and a rights group said, possibly jeopardising his plan to run for president. Rajapaksa, the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, is seeking to renounce his […]

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