Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:39
By Frederica Jansz, Sunday Leader, 02 October 2011 - On Friday September 30, a thirty page long complaint detailing charges against President Rajapaksa, was sent to nearly 100 media outlets in Sri Lanka and around the world by U.S. Constitutional Lawyer, Bruce Fein. President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the plaint is cited for extrajudicial killings under the U.S. Torture Victim’s Protection Act. Simultaneously, Fein officially filed a motion in the United States District Court, also on Friday (30), seeking authorisation to serve the summons by publication in any newspaper, or through electronic means, as all conventional methods have been denied. If successful the motion will set an audacious new precedent. This action follows Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Justice having refused, in June this year, to comply with a request to serve legal summons to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 12:05
BBC, 19 June 2011 - Sri Lanka's justice ministry has received a summons issued by a US federal court for President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The summons is linked to three civil cases filed under the Hague Convention by relatives of Tamil victims of alleged extra-judicial killings. The alleged killings took place during the Sri Lankan civil war. The petitioners are claiming financial damages under the US Torture Victims Protection Act.