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Sri Lanka war crime report deferred by six month: UN Human Rights Council

Feb 17, 2015

Sri Lanka war crime report deferred by six month: UN Human Rights Council

The 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. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #War Crimes #Sri Lanka civil war #human rights council #UN HRC
Pope Francis meets Sri Lanka's new President, urges respect for human rights

Jan 13, 2015

Pope Francis meets Sri Lanka's new President, urges respect for human rights

Pope 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. #World #Sri Lanka #LTTE #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #Sri Lanka civil war #Pope Francis #Maithripala Sirisena
Rajapaksa's vote appeal to Sri Lankan Tamils: Better to re-elect 'known devil'

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". #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #TheySaidIt #Sri Lanka civil war #Tamils in Sri Lanka #Civil War in Sri Lanka
UN chief asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

Dec 24, 2014

UN chief asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

UN 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. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Civil War #Ban Ki-moon #Sri Lanka civil war #UN chief #Sri Lanka war crimes
Vaiko protests Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-in

May 26, 2014

Vaiko protests Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-in

MDMK 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. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Vaiko #Sri Lanka civil war #Modi's swearing-in ceremony