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Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet
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Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet

34 years after his family fled the Sri Lankan civil war, Toronto-based Tamil rapper SVDP has foregrounded the violence inflicted on his community, with Made in Jaffna, his third album.

The Sri Lankan Civil War, a murdered photographer and the after-life come together in Shehan Karunatilaka's latest
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The Sri Lankan Civil War, a murdered photographer and the after-life come together in Shehan Karunatilaka's latest

Shehan Karunatilaka on his new novel Chats with the Dead, writing about politics and finding hope amidst despair.

Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'
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Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'

Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected the mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation's army chief.

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief
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Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital.

Tamil writer Pathinathan returns home to Sri Lanka, after documenting refugee life in India over three decades
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Tamil writer Pathinathan returns home to Sri Lanka, after documenting refugee life in India over three decades

Renowned Tamil writer Pathinathan clearly remembers the day he set foot in Tamil Nadu after fleeing his home in Sri Lanka in the summer of 1990. As a wide-eyed 16-year-old, he hoped to return home in six months after a bit of sightseeing. Little did he know that he would end up spending three decades in India, only to start from scratch on his return to Sri Lanka in 2019.

Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996
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Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996

A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996

Sri Lanka faces fresh charges of human rights violations eight years after civil war came to an end
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Sri Lanka faces fresh charges of human rights violations eight years after civil war came to an end

Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure on Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year.

UN committee asks Sri Lanka to end military involvement in commercial, civilian activities
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UN committee asks Sri Lanka to end military involvement in commercial, civilian activities

A United Nations (UN) committee has recommended to the Sri Lankan government that the military end its involvement in commercial and civilian activities.

Rajiv Gandhi murder case convict Robert Payas seeks mercy killing, says 'my life has no meaning'
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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.

Sri Lanka: Gunman open fires at police in former LTTE-controlled area
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Sri Lanka: Gunman open fires at police in former LTTE-controlled area

An 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

Muttiah Muralitharan's foundation to use cricket as balm in war-affected Northern Sri Lanka
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Muttiah Muralitharan's foundation to use cricket as balm in war-affected Northern Sri Lanka

When the Murali Harmony Cup T20 cricket gets underway on Wednesday in Northern Sri Lanka, it will be another step to bring together the people of this region, which was devastated by civil wars for almost three decades

No foreign judges in SL war crimes probe, says Fonseka
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No foreign judges in SL war crimes probe, says Fonseka

Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who led government troops to victory over the LTTE, on Thursday endorsed the view of President Maithripala Sirisena that there will be no foreign judges for war crimes investigation.

Sri Lanka's Islamic party calls for removing excess army camps from Northern areas
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Sri Lanka's Islamic party calls for removing excess army camps from Northern areas

Sri Lanka government battled Tamil Tiger rebels in a brutal war which saw thousands killed on both sides.

Indian Peace Keeping Force personnel raped Tamil women: Sri Lankan minister
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Indian Peace Keeping Force personnel raped Tamil women: Sri Lankan minister

A Sri Lankan minister today accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of raping Tamil women during the LTTE war.

Human rights being used as tool for motivated agenda: Rajapaksa
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Human rights being used as tool for motivated agenda: Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that "human rights are used as a tool to implement motivated agendas."

Modi must support UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes: Amnesty
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Modi must support UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes: Amnesty

The Amnesty International, India said that the Indian PM-designate Narendra Modi must support the UN resolution for investigations into Sri Lankan war crimes.

Photos: Mass grave discovered in former war zone in Sri Lanka
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Photos: Mass grave discovered in former war zone in Sri Lanka

The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war.

Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 bodies found in former LTTE bastion
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Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 bodies found in former LTTE bastion

Eighty skeletal remains have been dug out of a mass grave in a former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka, fuelling speculation that the bodies are of Tamil civilians who disappeared during the war with the rebels.

Sri Lanka rejects UN rights chief's call for probe into war crimes
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Sri Lanka rejects UN rights chief's call for probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka has rejected a call by United Nation's rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes carried out during the country's civil war.

US to raise Sri Lankan war crimes issue again at UN rights council
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US to raise Sri Lankan war crimes issue again at UN rights council

The United States says it will sponsor a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that could call for an international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the island nation's civil conflict.