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Sri Lankans urged to search for President`s missing macaws

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 05:49

Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said today as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.

Under attack on SL Tamils issue, Sonia raises Rajiv`s killing

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:18

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi`s assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them.

Sri Lanka to provide counselling to kin of war missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:30

A Sri Lankan government-appointed panel probing the cases of thousands of missing people during the nearly three-decade-long war with the LTTE will provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official said Tuesday.

Canada suspends Commonwealth funding

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:39

Canada`s government has announced the suspension of funding to the Commonwealth over rotating chair Sri Lanka`s alleged rights abuses.

Sri Lanka seeks Interpol red notice for arrest of LTTE leader

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 22:38

Sri Lanka on Sunday said it will ask Interpol to issue a red notice for the arrest of a Europe- based LTTE leader who directed actions of three key operatives of the banned outfit killed in a major operation last week.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 01:55

The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 19:10

A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka`s north, the government on Friday justified maintaining troops in the former war zones.

UK lists Lanka as `country of concern` in human rights report

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 17:00

Britain has listed Sri Lanka as a "country of concern" in its latest annual human rights report.

Sri Lanka troops kill emerging Tiger leaders: Official

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:48

Sri Lanka`s military on Friday shot dead three men they believed were trying to revive the separatist Tamil Tiger movement five years after its defeat, a spokesman said.

`Legal redress for 423 designated for terror link in Sri Lanka`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:48

The Sri Lankan military said legal redress would be available for 423 individuals, including 32 Sri Lankans currently residing in India, designated as financiers of terrorism in the country.

Pakistan hails defence ties with Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:49

Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent defence ties, that now need to be expanded into other areas of bilateral cooperation, a senior Pakistani General said on Tuesday.

Mahela, Sanga slam officials over T20 retirement controversy

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:07

The victory celebrations of new World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday turned sour with veteran players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara hitting out at officials who had criticised them about their retirements from T20 cricket just before the tournament.