Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on foreign travelers visiting the former war zone in the north of the country, its defence ministry said on Friday, as the new government promotes reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a 26-year war.
In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said he wishes to see more foreign leaders visiting his country to experience the island`s post conflict progress.
The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.
Sri Lankan today announced that it will conduct a nation-wide survey from tomorrow to compile a death toll and assess property damage during the country`s nearly three-decades-long civil war.
Foreign observers today held talks with officials and candidates in Sri Lanka`s Tamil-dominated north to ensure free and fair polls in the former war zone`s first elections in 25 years on Saturday.
India must raise serious concerns with Sri Lanka over human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Sunday.
India has donated some 10,000 bicycles in Sri Lanka`s war-torn north under an assistance programme to help in the rehabilitation of those displaced during nearly three-decade long conflict.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium