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Sri Lanka ready to face UN rights body: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 17:40

Sri Lanka on Saturday said it was ready to face another resolution against the country in the UN rights body over alleged war crimes during decades long civil war against the rebel Tamil Tigers.

US releases pics of civilian deaths during Lankan civil war

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 19:42

American embassy here on Thursday posted pictures of places where civilians had died allegedly during Sri Lanka`s final war against rebel Tamil Tigers four years ago.

Karunanidhi hails TNA`s victory in provincial council polls

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 15:59

DMK`s M Karunanidhi hailed the victory of the Tamil National Alliance in the provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province in Sri Lanka.

US for `free, fair` Sri Lanka polls

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 16:14

The US on Friday called for "free, fair and credible" elections Saturday in three provinces in Sri Lanka including the north, once a Tamil Tigers bastion.

Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland to vote Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 16:10

Sri Lanka is all set to hold Saturday the first election to form a provincial council to govern its Northern Province, the former bastion of the vanquished Tamil Tigers.

UN rights chief visits Jaffna, faces protest

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 00:16

Families of those who disappeared in Sri Lanka during the three-decade-long ethnic war protested as UN rights chief Navi Pillay visited Jaffna - the former stronghold of the rebel Tamil Tigers - on a fact-finding mission.

Lanka announces nomination dates for provincial council polls

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 14:07

Sri Lanka has started the process of much-awaited elections in the former Tamil Tigers-held areas after a gap of 25 years, with the Elections Commission on Thursday announcing nominations for the provincial council polls.

Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka: HRW

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 16:19

Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said.

Ex-Tamil Tigers to enter politics in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 18:52

Former Tamil Tigers who have completed rehabilitation programmes have expressed interest in entering politics, the Sri Lankan media reported on Thursday.

Backed by 14 lakh Indians, Amnesty seeks Sri Lanka probe

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 17:05

The petition follows widespread allegations that the Sri Lankan military killed tens of thousands of innocent Tamils in the war that vanquished the Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

Sri Lanka police arrests up to 25 ‘terror’ suspects

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 13:22

Sri Lankan police have made a series of arrests, which they according to them are linked to combating terrorism, three years after the separatist Tamil Tigers were defeated.

SL slams allegations against govt in UN report on civil war

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 17:54

The Sri Lankan government has slammed a United Nations report on the country’s civil war, saying the allegations against the government are ‘unsubstantiated and erroneous’.