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Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 16:05

Sri Lankan authorities barred the Australian owner of one of the world`s most exclusive hotels from returning to his adopted homeland ON tUESday for flying the national flag upside down, officials said.

China calls for global understanding on human rights issues

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 20:31

China has said the international community should enhance mutual understanding and cooperation on the issue of human rights as there are differences and disagreements on rights protection.

Commonwealth summit boycott `not the right move`: New Zealand PM

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 16:07

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday he will attend a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka despite his Indian counterpart pulling out amid pressure for a boycott over alleged war crimes by Colombo.

CHOGM side events begin in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 15:56

Sri Lanka today began the side events of the 54-nation Commonwealth Summit in which delegations from as many as 41 nations will participate.

British PM to demand independent probe in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 17:54

British Prime Minister David Cameron will demand an independent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka when he attends Commonwealth summit in Colombo next week.

British PM to demand independent probe in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 17:39

British Prime Minister David Cameron will demand an independent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka when he attends Commonwealth summit in Colombo next week.

Lanka: TNA to stay away from CHOGM summit

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 20:11

In another blow for the vexed Commonwealth summit to be held here next month, Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party today said it would boycott the event.

British PM to pay landmark trip to Sri Lanka`s ex-warzone

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 15:51

Britain`s David Cameron is set to become the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka`s war-torn Tamil heartland during next month`s Commonwealth summit when he will press Colombo on human rights.

India keeps up suspense on PM`s attending CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 19:29

India on Friday kept the suspense on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka next month in view of strong opposition by Tamil parties.

British parliamentary committee slams Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 17:54

Ahead of next month`s Commonwealth Summit here, UK`s parliamentary committee on Thursday accused the British government of pursuing a timid and inconsistent policy towards Sri Lanka despite continuing human rights violations in the country.

Don`t let Sri Lanka lead Commonwealth: HRW

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:52

Commonwealth foreign ministers should not award Sri Lanka the two-year chairmanship of the Commonwealth after it hosts the Commonwealth summit in November, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Canada PM to boycott Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 17:26

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will skip a Commonwealth summit next month in Sri Lanka to protest the government`s human rights record.