UN rights body seeks entry to Lanka despite Govt's refusal

The UNHRC panel to probe alleged human rights abuses during final stages of armed conflict in Sri Lanka will continue to seek access to the country despite its refusal to allow them into the nation.

Israel shells UN-run school in Gaza; Palestinian toll tops 770

A week after it launched ground offensive in Gaza, Isareli Army on Thursday vowed to continue its assault ``above, on and below the ground` to exterminate Hamas.

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel`s offensive on Gaza.

Sri Lanka confident of containing any move to revive LTTE

Sri Lanka will "nip in the bud" any attempt to revive the LTTE, foreign minister said today, even as there was "compelling evidence" that the banned outfit was carrying out a global campaign to raise funds for terror activities in the country.

Election victory mandate against UNHRC resolution: Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described his party`s victory in the provincial polls as a mandate against the UN rights resolution on his country.

Sri Lankans disappointed with India over UNHRC resolution

Reaction to India`s support for the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka was negative in the island nation on Friday.

Sri Lanka rejects US-sponsored UNHRC resolution

Sri Lanka on Thursday rejected a US-sponsored resolution at UN Human Rights Council and said it understood the domestic political compulsions of India for voting against Colombo.

Lankan Tamils issue: DMK threatens to walk out of UPA

Hardening its stand, key UPA ally DMK on Sunday slammed the Centre for its "lukewarm" response on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Won’t abide by UNHRC resolution: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on Monday made it clear that
it will not abide by the UNHRC resolution that censured it
over its human rights record.

India’s stand in UN will not affect ties with SL

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister
Vayalar Ravi said India`s supported the UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka keeping in mind Tamil sentiments.

UN: `Domestic compulsions` forced friends to vote

In an apparent reference to India,
Sri Lanka said "certain domestic compulsions" had forced friends to vote for the UNHRC resolution.

Lanka blames strategic ties, domestic issues for UN resolution

The UNHRC adopted the resolution which noted with concern that an internal
inquiry report in Sri Lanka does not adequately address "serious allegations" of violations of international law.

US welcomes UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka

Hillary Clinton welcomed a UN resolution asking Sri Lanka to probe allegations of human rights violations during civil war against the LTTE.