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Rajapaksa says Lanka must not face UN rights resolution

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:15

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday said that Sri Lanka should not face a UN Human Rights Council resolution, as he accused the US of bullying his country.

Sri Lanka`s TNA backs UN report calling for international probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:11

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party backed a damning UN report which has called for an international probe into allegations of war crimes during the final 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.

North Korea rejects UN rights report as `fabrication`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 18:52

North Korea has "categorically" rejected a UN report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a "sheer fabrication" invented by the United States and its allies.

N Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity: UN probe

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:19

North Korea`s leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and enslaving its population, a UN team said.

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 18:07

UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Yangon Thursday on an eight-day visit to Myanmar to assess the current situation in the country, official sources said.

China backs Sri Lanka as US mulls resolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 20:52

China on Tuesday voiced support for Sri Lanka as the US spearheaded a third resolution on the country`s human rights record to be presented before the UN Human Rights Council in March.

Vatican hits back at UN committee for abuse report

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 23:12

The Vatican struck back on Friday at a UN human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate and discrediting the UN as a whole by adopting the "prejudiced" positions of anti-Catholic advocacy groups.

Decision on Lanka rights probe up to member states: UN

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:36

UN member states will decide whether Sri Lanka should be subject to an international inquiry over alleged war crimes during the country`s ethnic conflict, the world body has said.

Rajapaksa slams US over rights resolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:00

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday slammed a US decision to table a resolution criticising Colombo`s post-war reconciliation at the UN Human Rights Council, saying such actions undermine his country`s hard won peace.

No agenda against Sri Lanka: US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 23:03

A senior US government official has insisted the US has no agenda against Sri Lanka but is compelled to take up certain issues.

Sri Lanka regrets pressure from UNHRC resolutions

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 16:10

The Sri Lankan government Thursday said it is not being treated fairly and regretted excessive pressure being exerted by repeated resolutions in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.