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Jul 18, 2017
State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding missionTorture is "routine and endemic" in Sri Lanka and the Tamil community in the country has taken the brunt of it, a UN expert has concluded at the end of a fact-finding mission to the island-nation.
Jun 21, 2017
Sri Lanka calls for remedial action to help kin of people who disappeared in civil warSri Lanka prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a "remedial action" to help the kin of the people who disappeared during the two-and-a-half-decade-long civil war
Jun 12, 2016
Sri Lankan troops to stay in Tamil-dominated North, says military chief SenanayakeSri Lankan troops will stay in the Tamil-dominated former war zone of North and look after the minority community, a senior army officer has said, virtually rejecting Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran's demand of withdrawal of military.
Jun 07, 2016
Sri Lanka to enable certificates of absence for 65,000 people missing during warIn a landmark decision, the Sri Lankan cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft legislation to enable issuing 'certificates of absence' for some 65,000 people, who went missing during the brutal three decade-long war with the LTTE, to settle long-pending issues of property for their kin
Feb 17, 2015
Sri Lanka war crime report deferred by six month: UN Human Rights CouncilThe UN Human Rights Council has delayed by six months the release of a report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war, following request by the country's newly-elected government for more time to conclude its internal probe.
Jan 13, 2015
Pope Francis meets Sri Lanka's new President, urges respect for human rightsPope Francis said the work of rebuilding after the conflict must include respect for human rights -- a hugely contentious issue in Sri Lanka, which alienated the international community by refusing to cooperate with a UN-mandated investigation into alleged wartime killings of civilians.
Jan 02, 2015
Rajapaksa's vote appeal to Sri Lankan Tamils: Better to re-elect 'known devil'Sri Lanka's embattled President Mahinda Rajapakse urged minority Tamils to back him in next week's election, calling himself the "known devil".
Dec 24, 2014
UN chief asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probeUN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN-mandated probe into allegations of war crimes committed towards the end of the nearly three decades-long civil war.
May 26, 2014
Vaiko protests Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-inMDMK chief Vaiko, an NDA ally, today held a protest in the national capital against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
Nov 13, 2013
Outrage over civil war clouds CHOGM summit in Sri LankaThe palm-flecked island nation of Sri Lanka plays host this week to leaders from dozens of Commonwealth nations at a summit it hopes will generate enough good will and photo opportunities to eclipse three decades of grim history — massive civilian deaths, persistent media harassment and gangster-style politics.