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Sri Lanka slams British TV channel for war crimes documentary

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 01:01

Sri Lanka on Monday slammed what it termed as an attempt by a British channel to denigrate Colombo ahead of the voting on a US-sponsored resolution in UNHRC over alleged rights abuses during the war with LTTE.

Release of Rajiv Gandhi`s assassins: SC defers hearing to March 26

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 09:36

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred hearing in the plea challenging the validity of the powers of a state government to grant remission of sentence to prisoners in case of the Tamil Nadu government deciding to release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

HRW backs international inquiry into Lanka`s war crimes

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 14:51

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has backed UN rights chief`s recommendation for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final phase of battle with the LTTE.

Rajapaksa accuses political rivals of undermining his govt

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 22:03

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday accused his political rivals of carrying out a smear campaign to undermine his government internationally.

Jaya to counter Centre in SC over Rajiv killers release issue

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:58

Stung by the Centre`s move to stall the release of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asserted that her government would face it legally.

`Reconsider decision to release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case`

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 17:15

Senior Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Sunday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to reconsider her government`s decision to release three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Remnants of LTTE trying to make Andaman and Nicobar islands safe haven?

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:25

Are the islands of Andaman and Nicobar potential terror hubs? Yes, feels the administration of the Union Territory, which has said the possibility of left out LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out.

Pardon for Rajiv Gandhi assassins: Emotions, politics – all for a cause

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 18:56

The Supreme Court verdict commuting the death sentence of three key conspirators in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and the quick announcement by the Tamil Nadu government to release all the seven condemned prisoners in the case has triggered a debate that is questioning the very basics of the Constitution of India.

Canadian court rules against terror expert Gunaratna

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 13:13

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), which sued Sri Lanka-born terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna for linking it to the LTTE, has been awarded $53,000 by a Canadian court.

Lanka facing challenges for not being pro-West, minister says

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 21:46

Sri Lanka faces international and diplomatic challenges as the government has spurned pressure from powerful Western countries over its human rights record, a senior minister on Saturday alleged.

Sri Lanka lobbying in US ahead of key rights resolution

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:48

Sri Lanka has intensified lobbying in the US Congress ahead of a resolution that the country is expected to face in the UN rights body next month over alleged war crimes during the military campaign against LTTE rebels.

Jail authorities oppose Nalini`s request for one month leave

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 00:15

Authorities of Vellore jail opposed the request of Nalini, a life convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, for grant of one month leave to visit her ailing father.