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Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:24

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority could become radicalised and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation`s main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday.

Sri Lankan Muslims deny extremism against India

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:11

The Muslim allies of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka on Friday emphasised that they do not support or tolerate any form of terrorism directed towards India or any other country.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:41

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

India, Lanka discuss fishermen issue, reconciliation process

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:38

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday held detailed talks here with her Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key issues of fishermen, and reconciliation and accountability process as he briefed her on steps taken by his country to protect human rights.

Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:54

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:19

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

Sri Lanka to continue curbing illegal migration to Australia: Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:32

Sri Lanka is determined to curb illegal migration to Australia, Navy Chief Jayantha Perera said.

Australian immigration minister visits Jaffna, no talks with Tamil groups

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:44

Scott Morrison was visiting Sri Lanka to hand over two patrol boats to strengthen the island nation`s surveillance against people smuggling.

Australia denies "offensive" accusations Sri Lanka asylum seekers ill-treated

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:27

Australia on Wednesday rejected accusations of mistreatment by Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned to the island nation, saying the move sent a strong message to those thinking of following in their footsteps.

Lanka`s order on NGOs undermines freedom of speech: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:30

Expressing concern over Sri Lankan government`s recent order on non-governmental organisations, the US has said the move undermines freedom of speech and assembly.

Australian PM says won`t bow to `moral blackmail` over asylum seekers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:44

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention centre on Christmas Island. 

UN urges review of Australia`s handling of Sri Lankan refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:30

Australia should hold a wide-ranging judicial review of its treatment of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka, the United Nations` human rights office said today amid uproar over Canberra`s handling of the issue.