Tamil rebels

Lankan President names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

The move to switch the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake was part of the first cabinet reshuffle by Sirisena.

May 22, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes

Sri Lanka must prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels to win the confidence of the Tamil minority.

Jun 28, 2016, 15:36 PM IST
Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Allegations that the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes during the bloody conflict with Tamil rebels are "credible", a government probe panel has said and backed UNHRC's recommendation that foreign judges should have a role in domestic inquiry.

Oct 21, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Sri Lankan PM dismisses allegations of being soft on LTTE

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday dismissed allegations by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that his alliance was sympathetic to the Tamil rebels.

Aug 13, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

Sri Lanka to dig up suspected Muslim mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities are to dig up the site of a suspected mass grave next week after claims it contains the bodies of scores of Muslims killed by Tamil rebels 24 years ago, police said Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2014, 15:32 PM IST

Lankan panel asked to probe 1990 LTTE massacre of policemen

A Sri Lankan panel investigating the cases of thousands of people who went missing during the nearly three-decade war with LTTE has been asked to probe the execution of over 600 policemen by the Tamil rebels in 1990.

Jun 11, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka`s north, the government on Friday justified maintaining troops in the former war zones.

Apr 12, 2014, 19:10 PM IST

Sri Lanka army admits torture of women recruits

Sri Lanka`s military admitted soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a rare admission of guilt after years of allegations over its personnel`s treatment of Tamil rebels during an uprising.

Mar 23, 2014, 01:38 AM IST

Tamil diaspora unhappy with US resolution on Sri Lanka

A pro-Tamil nationalist diaspora group slammed a US-sponsored draft resolution at the UNHRC that called for an international probe into Sri Lanka`s alleged rights abuses.

Mar 04, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

Church warns of foreign intervention in Sri Lanka

Sri Lnaka`s Catholic church on Wednesday warned the government of foreign interventions unless it worked towards reconciliation and addressed allegations of war crimes during the three-decade conflict with Tamil rebels.

Dec 11, 2013, 18:04 PM IST

Lanka to release 107 rehabilitated LTTE cadres

Sri Lanka will release a total of 107 rehabilitated LTTE cadres on Monday, leaving only 232 former Tamil rebels to be reintegrated into the society.

Sep 08, 2013, 21:41 PM IST

UN`s Lanka ops to be guide for handling humanitarian crisis

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the UN was looking at strengthening its capacity to respond to humanitarian crisis around the world by using a panel report on Sri Lanka as a guide.

Sep 04, 2013, 21:42 PM IST

Lankan Army celebrates end to demining

Sri Lankan Army on Thursday claimed the completion of demining of nearly 2,000 sq km areas for the resettlement and restoration of livelihoods of those affected by the three-decade long conflict with Tamil rebels.

May 16, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

Sri Lanka hopes to engage India before UN rights vote

SL said it hopes to engage with India ahead of vote at the UN Human Rights Council where the US will move a resolution pressing Colombo to probe its military for crimes.

Feb 26, 2013, 00:15 AM IST

Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels

The Sri Lankan government has released 1,800 rehabilitated former Tamil tiger rebels.

Oct 02, 2011, 13:12 PM IST

Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels

The ex-combatants had been held in military-run rehabilitation centres, where they underwent vocational training.

Sep 30, 2011, 15:56 PM IST

Sri Lanka scales down state of emergency

Sri Lanka`s Parliament on Wednesday voted to scale back tough state of emergency laws that were first introduced 27 years ago to deal with separatist Tamil rebels.

May 06, 2010, 11:22 AM IST