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Jul 13, 2017
UN special rapporteur visits Sri Lanka's Tamil political detainees for first timea special UN rapporteur today visited the Tamil political prisoners arrested under Sri Lanka's anti-terrorism laws in the Northern Province to get a first-hand information on their human rights situation.
Jun 22, 2017
Rajiv Gandhi murder case convict Robert Payas seeks mercy killing, says 'my life has no meaning'Payas and six other convicts in the case, whose sentences have been commuted to life, came the closest to hope and jubilation, Jayalalithaa had tried for their release in 2014.
Jun 10, 2017
Vaiko says 'common courtesy was lacking' in treatment by Malaysian immigration officialsVaiko was barred from entering Malaysia on the grounds that he was a supporter of LTTE. He said he was unable to travel the country to meet his daughter and grandchildren
May 19, 2017
Sri Lanka: Gunman open fires at police in former LTTE-controlled areaAn unidentified gunman opened fire on police in Sri Lanka's former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi, a day after Tamils observed the eighth anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War
May 04, 2017
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party 'perturbed' by proposed anti-terror lawSri Lanka's main Tamil party today said it was "deeply perturbed" by the government's policy on a proposed counter-terrorism law as it curtails civil liberties and has potential for abuse.
Dec 15, 2016
Sri Lanka: 'Brutal torture', abduction of Tamils continued after 2009, says UN reportA United Nations committee has expressed concern that abductions and "brutal" torture of Tamils has continued in Sri Lanka even though more than seven years have passed since the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in the island nation
Nov 27, 2016
Sri Lanka seeks Donald Trump's help to drop war crimes charges against armySri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the country's troops.
Oct 06, 2016
Sri Lanka can form new relations with Pakistan and China, but what about the others in South Asia?Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently on his second visit to India within two years since the unlikely 'rainbow' coalition of his United National Party (UNP) and the faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in a stupendous election in January 2015.
Aug 29, 2016
LTTE leader Prabhakaran's name to be reported to Office of Missing Persons: Sri Lankan officialsSome Tamil nationalist hardliners had always doubted govt's version of story and believe that Prabhakaran may still be alive having escaped the final battle zone in 2009.
May 03, 2016
Sri Lanka: Police arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of reviving separatist groupFour former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities.