LTTE war

Rajapaksa - Hero of LTTE war retires hurt after two innings

Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa etched his name in Sri Lankan history by the military victory over the LTTE and went on to become the first executive President to secure a landslide victory in Parliamentary polls earning a second term in 2010 but internal revolt and corruption charges did him in.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

Sri Lanka opposition candidate resists foreign war probe

Sri Lanka`s main opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday to resist international moves to investigate the island`s war record, but promised a domestic probe if he was elected in January`s polls.

Nov 28, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

Lankan minister accuses IPKF of rape during LTTE war

A Sri Lankan minister on Tuesday accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of raping Tamil women during the LTTE war.

Nov 04, 2014, 22:43 PM IST

Lanka bracing to face UN rights review

Sri Lanka will undergo a periodical scrutiny of the United Nations` human rights body that will review its progress on the rights front and might pose tough questions on the issue of violations in Tamil-dominated areas.

Oct 29, 2012, 21:32 PM IST

Sri Lanka to close last IDP camp

Sri Lankan authorities said the Menik Farm that once housed nearly 300,000 people displaced during the last phase of the LTTE war will be closed.

Sep 23, 2012, 21:00 PM IST

Sri Lanka court jails ex-Army chief

Jailed former Sri Lankan Army chief
Sarath Fonseka was Friday sentenced to spend three more years in prison after a court convicted him for complicity in the execution of surrendering Tamil rebels.

Nov 18, 2011, 19:02 PM IST

Sri Lanka rejects new `war pics` as lies

Sri Lanka rejected as "lies" new photographs broadcast by Al-Jazeera of piles of dead bodies and execution-style killings allegedly taken during the final stages of the island`s ethnic war.

Nov 13, 2010, 00:26 AM IST

No terror attack in Sri Lanka since end of LTTE war

No terrorist act has taken place and no one has died due to the menace in Sri Lanka since the end of LTTE war last year.

Sep 29, 2010, 14:13 PM IST

Sri Lanka on LTTE war opens public hearings

A high-level commission appointed
by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into the
last seven years of conflict with the LTTE opened public
hearings on Wednesday.

Aug 11, 2010, 20:12 PM IST

Over 20 jailed in France for funding LTTE war

A total of 21 LTTE activists have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from six months to seven years by a Paris court after they were found guilty of extorting money to finance LTTE war in Sri Lanka.

Nov 27, 2009, 15:23 PM IST

‘India`s help during LTTE war reduced world pressure’

Terming India its "closest ally", Sri Lanka has said its support during the war with the LTTE helped "reduce the pressure" mounted by the world community.

Nov 16, 2009, 16:14 PM IST

Reconciliation process a priority of Lanka govt: Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has underlined his "priority" to push ahead with the reconciliation process, saying the government was engaged in talks with all sections of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Jul 17, 2009, 18:09 PM IST