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Sri Lankan troops to stay in Tamil-dominated North, says military chief Senanayake

Jun 12, 2016

Sri Lankan troops to stay in Tamil-dominated North, says military chief Senanayake

Sri 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. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lanka civil war #Tamils in Sri Lanka #CV Wigneswaran #Mahes Senanayake
Sri Lanka to enable certificates of absence for 65,000 people missing during war

Jun 07, 2016

Sri Lanka to enable certificates of absence for 65,000 people missing during war

In 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 #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lanka civil war #Sri Lankan Tamils #Missing SL Tamils
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
Outrage over civil war clouds CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka

Nov 13, 2013

Outrage over civil war clouds CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka

The 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. #India #NewsTracker #Sri Lanka civil war #CHOGM #Sri Lanka commonwealth meet
Sri Lanka govt not answerable for civil war deaths: foreign minister

Oct 01, 2013

Sri Lanka govt not answerable for civil war deaths: foreign minister

Sri Lanka's foreign minister said his government has no case to answer over the reported deaths of thousands of civilians at the end of its civil war, even as pressure grows for an international inquiry to account for the dead. #Sri Lanka #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #Sri Lanka civil war #GL Peiris
Lanka rejects Navi Pillay's call for war crimes probe

Sep 26, 2013

Lanka rejects Navi Pillay's call for war crimes probe

Sri Lanka has rejected UN rights chief Navi Pillay's call for an international probe if it fails to show clear progress by next March in probing alleged war crimes during the three-decade long conflict with LTTE. #NewsTracker #Sri Lanka civil war #Human Rights Navi Pillay #Sri Lanka war crimes probe