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A US court rejects a case against President.
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A US district court judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday against President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The Associated Press reported that the suit was brought by relatives of Tamil minorities and a humanitarian worker assisting them.

The suit was filed based on a 1992 act passed by the US congress that says any individual who uses their authority to carry out extra judicial killing is liable for wrongful death and can be ordered to damages to survivors.

However, the judge ruled that she must dismiss the suit because the Obama administration says President Rajapakse is immune from the litigation as a foreign head of state.

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