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Sri Lankans urged to search for President`s missing macaws

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 05:49

Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said today as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.

Sri Lanka brace for biggest party after war

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:52

Sri Lanka was preparing to throw its biggest party since the end of the country`s ethnic war Monday after beating India in the final of cricket`s World T20 tournament.

Sri Lanka claims moral victory from war crimes vote

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 02:13

Sri Lanka tried to claim a moral victory on Friday and insisted it would push on with reconciliation efforts after being censured by the UN`s top rights body for failing to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice.

Rights group calls for international pressure on Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:55

Sri Lanka made little progress in 2013 in accountability for serious human rights abuses committed during the country`s civil war, Human Rights Watch has said and called for an international probe to provide justice for victims.

Tamil council to count Sri Lanka war casualties

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 14:46

The provincial government in Sri Lanka’s main Tamil region said Thursday it would compile its own death toll from the country’s ethnic war, saying an ongoing census would play down the number of casualties.

Sri Lanka mulls Mandela`s reconciliation model

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 02:59

Sri Lanka is considering a South African-style reconciliation commission nearly five years after crushing Tamil separatists in an offensive that triggered international allegations of war crimes, a minister said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka`s Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 00:02

Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment.

Sri Lankan President to visit China

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 16:20

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping between May 27 and 30.

Only disappointment from govt on SL Tamils issue:

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 21:38

Stepping up pressure on the Centre, key UPA ally DMK on Sunday said it has received `only disappointment` from the Union government with regard to its stand on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Man sets himself ablaze; pro-Tamil groups stage protests

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 17:37

UNHRC is to take up the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, man in Tamil Nadu attempted self immolation and various pro-Tamil groups protested demanding action against Sri Lankan war crimes.

Activists of pro S Lankan Tamil outfit arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 15:23

About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said.

Govt in sync with TN people`s concerns on Lankan Tamils: Tewari

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 16:33

The Centre on Friday said, it was in no way "insensitive" to Lankan Tamil issues and the protest was in "sync" with the people`s concern in Tamil Nadu.