UN wants international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes court

The United Nations on Wednesday detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka`s civil war, including the disappearance of tens of thousands of people, and said the country needed international help to probe war crimes and enable reconciliation.

UN report on Sri Lanka civil war documents 'brutal use of torture', sexual violence
UN report on Sri Lanka civil war documents 'brutal use of torture', sexual violence

Lifting the lid off several horrific crimes committed during years of Sri Lankan civil war, a new UN report has documented widespread use of torture, sexual violence, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings during the 26-year-war.

Sri Lanka scraps ban on foreigners visiting northern former war zone

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.

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

  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.

Rajapaksa wants world leaders to see Sri Lanka`s reality

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.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

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 Lanka to compile death toll of civil war

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.

Foreigners monitor Sri Lanka`s ex-war zone elections

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 concerns with Lanka over rights violations`

India must raise serious concerns with Sri Lanka over human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Sunday.

India donates 10,000 cycles to war displaced in northern Lanka

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.