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Sri Lanka to dig up suspected Muslim mass grave

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:32

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.

Lankan panel asked to probe 1990 LTTE massacre of policemen

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:40

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.

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 19:10

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.

Sri Lanka army admits torture of women recruits

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:38

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.

Tamil diaspora unhappy with US resolution on Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 23:33

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.

Church warns of foreign intervention in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:04

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.

Lanka to release 107 rehabilitated LTTE cadres

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 21:41

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.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 21:42

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.

Lankan Army celebrates end to demining

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 18:19

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.

Sri Lanka hopes to engage India before UN rights vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 00:15

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.

Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels

Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 13:12

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

Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 15:56

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