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UK lists Lanka as `country of concern` in human rights report

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 17:00

Britain has listed Sri Lanka as a "country of concern" in its latest annual human rights report.

Sri Lanka government ally doubts Indian motives on UNHRC vote

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 15:52

The National Freedom Front (NFF), a key ally of President Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressed doubts over India`s motives in abstaining at the UNHRC vote against Sri Lanka.

Election victory mandate against UNHRC resolution: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 22:52

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.

Vasan expresses reservation on India not voting at UNHRC

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:42

Shipping Minister G K Vasan today joined his cabinet colleague P Chidambaram in expressing reservations over India not voting in favour of a resolution at UNHRC against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations.

`India did not vote against Sri Lanka for Tamils` good`

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 18:30

India Friday justified its abstention from voting on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, saying the decision was driven by welfare of Tamils in that country.

`Unbelievable` US pressure led to UN resolution, Lanka says

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:35

Sri Lanka on Friday blamed "unbelievable" US pressure on member states that led to the UN adopting a resolution censuring Colombo on its human rights record after a vote at the UNHRC session.

US welcomes passage of UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 09:03

The US has welcomed the passage of UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka and said it sends a "clear message" to the Rajapaksa government that the international community is committed to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asian country.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Sri Lanka; India abstains

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 18:08

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday adopted a US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka that authorises an international criminal investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the island nation`s decades long civil war against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka braces for tough resolution over its rights record

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 21:36

Sri Lanka will face a third successive resolution tomorrow at the UN rights body which is expected to call for an international criminal probe into alleged war crimes committed during the country`s decades long civil war against the LTTE.

UNHRC not right forum to discuss drones: US on Pak`s draft

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 09:09

The US has defended its decision to boycott a discussion on drones moved by Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council, arguing that it was not the right forum to discuss the pilotless remote aircrafts.

Sri Lanka warns developing nations over UN censure

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 23:25

Sri Lanka on Saturday warned that US efforts to force an international investigation into alleged war crimes on the island could have an "adverse impact" on all developing nations.

US-led UNHRC resolution on Lanka `disappointing`: Karuna

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 16:43

DMK on Wednesday described the US-sponsored resolution tabled at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva against Sri Lanka`s alleged rights abuses as "disappointing".