Sri Lankan military intimidated and harassed voters and opposition candidates during northern regional elections, foreign observers have revealed.
Nine persons were injured in an attack on the home of a key Tamil party`s election candidate in Jaffna, and the Sri Lankan Army on Friday refuted allegations that it was behind the incident.
The Sri Lankan Army on Wednesday announced its plans to further reduce the presence of military from northern Jaffna peninsula, a former stronghold of the LTTE, as the region prepares for provincial polls.
There are growing tensions in northern Sri Lanka as Tamils are trying to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.
A batch of 95 Tamil women soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army held their passing out parade at Security Force Headquarters in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi in the north.
CPI(M) on Saturday said India should demand an independent, high-level and credible inquiry on human rights violations allegedly by the Sri Lankan Army in the last phase of the war against the LTTE.
Sri Lankan Army Thursday dismissed a government panel`s recommendation to demilitarise the former battle zones in Tamil-dominated north and east of the country to achieve normalcy.
The Sri Lankan Army Sunday said that over 860,000 mines and booby traps have been removed since the end of the war with the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009.
The Sri Lankan Army celebrated its 63rd anniversary by staging a parade and several other events.
CPI on Monday asked the government to stop training Sri Lankan Army personnel anywhere in India and respect the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to any such measure.
Seeking to inject life into defunct Tamil Eelam Supporters` Organisation, Karunanidhi charged the Lankan army with running a "state of Emergency".
Sri Lanka`s army on Wednesday said it will
share its war experience in crushing Tamil Tiger rebels with
at least 54 nations during a three-day forum in the capital
Colombo beginning from May 31.
In 2004, Sri Lanka received around GBP 15 million for de-mining projects.
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