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`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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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.
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
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
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