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US demands Sri Lanka enforce its laws in latest rebuke

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 12:32

The United States on Tuesday demanded Sri Lanka enforce its own laws after a meeting of US diplomats and war widows was disrupted by pro-government activists, in the latest rebuke by Washington.

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.

Sri Lankan FM to visit China ahead of rights resolution in UNHRC

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 21:16

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris will arrive here next week on an official visit as Colombo steps up efforts to counter US plans to move a resolution at the UNHRC over alleged rights abuses in the war against Tamil Tiger rebels.

Lanka bracing to face UN rights review

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 21:32

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.

Sri Lanka to close last IDP camp

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 21:00

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.

`India should raise UN report on Lanka rights violations`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 17:35

The CPI on Saturday demanded that India should raise the issue of the United Nations report on the last phase of the civil war in Sri Lanka.

Lanka thanks China for support in war with LTTE

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 21:56

China was a key supplier of arms and aircraft during Sri Lanka`s conflict with the LTTE rebels.

Sri Lankan Parl panel to resolve ethnic crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 21:16

Sri Lanka has faced growing international pressure since the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009

SL commission submits much-awaited LTTE war report

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 00:18

The government had set up the reconciliation commission to counter such attacks.

Sri Lanka court jails ex-Army chief

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 19:02

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.

Sri Lanka rejects new war crimes charge

Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:58

A new broadcast from Britain`s Channel 4 accused Lanka`s defence secretary of ordering executions.

Sri Lanka rejects new `war pics` as lies

Last Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 00:26

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.