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Sri Lanka police break up Tamil war remembrance service

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12:44

Sri Lanka`s police broke up a remembrance service for ethnic Tamils killed in the separatist war, residents said Saturday, as the military prepared to celebrate its victory over Tamil Tiger rebels five years ago.

Sri Lanka opposition slams govt for resolution in UNHRC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:35

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.

Opposition slams Sri Lanka govt on foreign interference

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 20:58

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.

No agenda against Sri Lanka: US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 23:03

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

S Lanka removes over 860,000 mines and booby traps

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 23:00

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.

Over 200 Tamil prisoners stage protest in S Lanka

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 16:03

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

Five Dutch Tamils on trial

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 20:16

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

Sri Lankan Tamil alliance drops independence demand

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 21:41

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.

Sri Lankan journalist jailed 20 years allowed bail

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 16:28

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.

LTTE network shattered forever: Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 14:03

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.