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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day in Pics: 20th September
Showbiz World - September 20, 2014
iPhone6 fever grips the world