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Post-war Sri Lanka softens tough emergency laws

May 3, 2010 7:07:02 AM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO, May — Sri Lanka relaxed today its powerful wartime emergency rules, seeking to boost investment a year after the end of a 25-year war, officials said, a move likely to help it deflect criticism over its human rights record. The decision coincided with the presidential pardon for a journalist convicted under the law, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said. The powerful regulations ...