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Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of Tamil journalist's killing

Apr 29, 2016

Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of Tamil journalist's killing

justice to the media community."The new government that came into power last year promised to ensure media freedom and to investigate attacks on media under the previous government of President
Sri Lanka requests equity swap for some of its $8 billion China debt | Reuters

Apr 09, 2016

Sri Lanka requests equity swap for some of its $8 billion China debt | Reuters

$8 billion it owes Beijing for equity in infrastructure projects and offered to sell stakes in its companies to Chinese ones, Colombo officials said on Saturday.

The ouster

Sri Lanka fires security boss for harassing couple for holding hands

Mar 07, 2016

Sri Lanka fires security boss for harassing couple for holding hands

-called "umbrella lovers" who shelter under parasols in scorching sun along the Galle Face promenade in the capital.But the latest move suggests official attitudes have softened since the regime of
I have never been in politics for power: ex-Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga

Mar 04, 2016

I have never been in politics for power: ex-Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga

Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga, is much more than a former president and prime minister. She is the architect of the political arrangement which showed strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa t
North Korea hit with harsh sanctions: Here's what you need to know about UN resolutions

Mar 03, 2016

North Korea hit with harsh sanctions: Here's what you need to know about UN resolutions

Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate the war crimes committed during the war. The UN team met with resistance from the then president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka could accept international actors in war crimes probe | Reuters

Feb 26, 2016

Sri Lanka could accept international actors in war crimes probe | Reuters

, investigators, prosecutors, all these options are being looked at," Samaraweera said.

Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement, and supporters of

Sri Lanka war crimes investigation must be impartial with or without foreign judges - U.N. official | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Sri Lanka war crimes investigation must be impartial with or without foreign judges - U.N. official | Reuters

stated his preference, his position. We have stated our preference."

Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement and supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

U.N. rights chief meets families of Sri Lanka's war victims | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

U.N. rights chief meets families of Sri Lanka's war victims | Reuters

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Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement and supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa believe the U.N. resolution on the need t

Sri Lankan nationalists protest U.N. rights chief's visit on war crimes | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Sri Lankan nationalists protest U.N. rights chief's visit on war crimes | Reuters

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However, many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement and supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa believe the U.N. resolution aims to punish the military u

Sushma Swaraj in Sri Lanka, issues of fishermen and Tamil rights to figure prominently in discussion

Feb 05, 2016

Sushma Swaraj in Sri Lanka, issues of fishermen and Tamil rights to figure prominently in discussion

former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was voted out of power, even as China had expanded its footprint in the country by building ports, highways and participating in other infrastruc