US admits must `do better` on police practices

 The United States acknowledged Monday more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

Elated by India`s response at UN, Sri Lanka releases fishermen

Elated after India`s abstention at the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody for poaching.

UNHRC to hold urgent debate on Syria

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on Syria on Wednesday as requested by Turkey, Qatar and the US.

US stands ready to partner with Sri Lanka: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry greeted the Sri Lankans on the occasion of their New Year.

`Sri Lankan govt not serious about resolving Tamil issue`

India has voted for resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC.

UN human rights rapporteur took US bribes: Iran

An Iranian official has accused the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran of taking bribes from the United States.

`99% LLRC recommendations implemented`

Sri Lanka to face a US-backed resolution on Lankan Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council.

`Tamils keeping close tab on govt`s move on Sri Lanka`

DMK said India should support the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations for alleged war crimes.

Militarisation of crisis escalating war in Syria: UN

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said that weapons supplied to the Syrian government and opposition are escalating the conflict.

Sri Lanka to lodge protest against UNHRC chief

Sri Lanka accuses Navi Pillay of violating her mandate over adoption of a resolution that censured Colombo on its rights record.

India-Sri Lanka joint sea patrolling sought

A Sri Lankan minister has called for joint patrolling by Indian and Sri Lankan Navies to prevent clashes between their fishermen.

Lanka warns India of repercussion over Kashmir

India was among 24 countries which voted in support of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHCR.

Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India

India was one of 24 nations which voted for the UN resolution, but after ensuring critical amendments.

India should stop West: Sri Lankan daily

A leading Sri Lankan daily said the UN Human Rights Council resolution was not legally binding.

Will break your bones: Lanka minister to activists

Mervyn Silva`s comments were directed at activists Sunanda Deshapriya, Nimalka Fernando and Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu.

UN vote: US bullied countries, claims Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has rejected a UN resolution calling for a probe into government atrocities carried out in civil war against Tamil Tigers.

UN vote: Sri Lankans say no to `Coca-Cola, Pepsi`

UN Human Rights Council in Geneva passed a resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe allegations of abuse its troops were accused of.

UN says Lankan activists harassed, Colombo denies

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has issued a warning against threatening Sri Lankan activists.