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Sri Lanka to use social media in new constitution making process

Sri Lanka said on Sunday it will use social media for formulating its new Constitution aimed at achieving reconciliation with the minority Tamil community and preventing another ethnic war, becoming the first country to allow its citizens to contribute ideas in the process.

Jan 17, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

No international investigators to probe war allegations: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said that he will not allow international investigators into the country to probe allegations over the war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.

May 20, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

 Sri Lanka`s new government warned Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island`s separatist war.

Mar 30, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

Sri Lanka opposition slams govt for resolution in UNHRC

Opposition in Sri Lanka blamed government for a resolution that the country is expected to face in the UN rights body next month over alleged war crimes during the campaign against Tamil Tiger rebels.

Feb 13, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Opposition slams Sri Lanka govt on foreign interference

The Opposition on Friday blamed the Sri Lankan government for leaving room for the world community to interfere in the country`s internal matters over alleged rights violation during the war against Tamil Tiger rebels.

Feb 07, 2014, 20:58 PM IST

No agenda against Sri Lanka: US

A senior US government official has insisted the US has no agenda against Sri Lanka but is compelled to take up certain issues.

Feb 01, 2014, 23:03 PM IST

S Lanka removes over 860,000 mines and booby traps

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.

Oct 21, 2012, 23:00 PM IST

Over 200 Tamil prisoners stage protest in S Lanka

The inmates of three prisons located in the capital Colombo are demanding that they be charged for their crimes or be released.

May 21, 2012, 16:03 PM IST

Five Dutch Tamils on trial

Prosecutors accuse the men — all ethnic Tamils who live in the Netherlands — of illegally funding LTTE.

Sep 15, 2011, 20:16 PM IST

Sri Lankan Tamil alliance drops independence demand

Sri Lanka’s main ethnic Tamil party has dropped its demand for an independent state and said it is ready to accept regional self-rule, following the defeat of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in a 25-year civil war.

Mar 14, 2010, 21:41 PM IST

Sri Lankan journalist jailed 20 years allowed bail

A Sri Lankan journalist, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for supporting terrorism after he criticised the government, will be released on bail pending appeal, his attorney said on Monday.

Jan 11, 2010, 16:28 PM IST

LTTE network shattered forever: Sri Lanka

The possibility of the Tamil Tigers regrouping again has been "thwarted completely" with the arrest of their new leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said in remarks published on Sunday.

Aug 09, 2009, 14:03 PM IST