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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 rejects US-sponsored UNHRC resolution

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 19:39

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.

Govt denies diluting US resolution on Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 15:16

The government on Wednesday denied that it had diluted the US-sponsored resolution denouncing Sri Lanka over rights abuses at the UNHRC in Geneva.

Sri Lanka rejects US resolution

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 11:48

The Sri Lankan government decided to reject the final draft of a US resolution submitted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and seek a vote among members, the external affairs ministry said Wednesday.

US resolution calls for `credible` investigation by Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:07

The draft resolution has not ceded to demands of human rights bodies for an independent international investigation, as being called by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in its report.

Sri Lanka to formally respond to US resolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 16:09

Sri Lanka is to formally respond to a new US resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Amid Sri Lanka heat, Indian envoy to Geneva called

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 23:15

India recalled its envoy in Geneva for consultations on US resolution on Sri Lanka as Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa sought tough stand and DMK`s Karunanidhi demanded probe into "genocide" of Tamils.

US resolution against hate crimes targeting Sikhs moved

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 23:47

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives seeking action on hate crimes against Sikh-American community.

‘Sri Lanka must continue to be friends with India’

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 23:40

Sri Lanka expected India to vote against the resolution.

UN vote on Lanka: ‘India’s new stand a body blow’

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:13

Sri Lankan media Tuesday said the country has been delivered a body blow by India which has said it is "inclined to" vote in favour of US moved resolution against Lanka.

India should not support US resolution on SL: RSS

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 14:38

The RSS said India should not support the US-sponsored resolution in the UN against the Sri Lankan government on alleged human rights violations.

UN vote on Sri Lanka: Tough choice for India

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 10:17

New Delhi is treading cautiously on the issue after its efforts to get the UN vote on Sri Lanka off table could not achieve much success.