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Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:54

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

Sri Lanka to charge asylum-seekers returned by Australia

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:18

Sri Lanka is set to charge the 41 asylum seekers, including four Tamils, who attempted to enter Australia illegally and were eventually returned in a controversial mid-sea transfer.

US urges Sri Lanka to take meaningful governance steps

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:45

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to take thoughtful steps regarding democratic governance, justice, reconciliation and accountability.

UN experts call on Sri Lanka to stop religious hatred

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:23

Three UN experts today asked Sri Lankan government to take urgent steps to stop frequent racial and faith-based hatred and violence against Muslim and Christian communities by hardline Buddhist groups.

Sri Lanka arrests moderate Buddhist monk for false complaint

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:10

A moderate Buddhist Monk has been arrested by Sri Lankan police for lodging a false complaint that he was abducted and assaulted.

Sri Lanka Muslims call off protest over deadly attacks

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:55

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions.

Sri Lanka probes store fire after clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:14

A fire today destroyed a clothing store in a Sri Lankan district that witnessed clashes between hardline Buddhists and the minority Muslims, prompting police to launch a probe.

Sri Lankan courts remand arrested Indian fishermen to custody

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 18:57

At least 46 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy this week for allegedly poaching into the country`s water have been sent to judicial custody by courts in the country`s north.

Sri Lanka probes Muslim store fire as tensions rise

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:46

Sri Lankan police were investigating a fire which Saturday destroyed a Muslim-owned clothing store in a district where religious tensions have been heightened after anti-Muslim riots killed four people and wounded 80.

Lankan parliament votes to not to allow UNHRC probe team

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:18

Sri Lankan parliament today overwhelmingly voted not to allow the UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:28

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the war in Sri Lanka was never against the Tamil community but against terrorism.

Sri Lanka-India fishing community talks end in deadlock

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 19:33

Sri Lanka on Thursday said the fishermen issue with India will be referred to a high-powered committee meeting in June after talks between the representatives of the two fishing communities ended in a deadlock.