Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

iN the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy.

Rajapaksa hits out at opposition for taking pro-Tamil stand

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit out at the opposition for "working" with the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in a bid to oust him.

Sri Lanka to contest EU's delisting of LTTE

Sri Lanka will contest the decision by a European Union Court to delist the LTTE as a terroristorganisation and will send an envoy to Strasbourg to lobby the EU against the order.

Lanka concerned over EU court's annulment of sanctions on LTTE

Sri Lanka on Thursday expressed concern over an European Union court decision to strike down anti-terrorism sanctions against the LTTE imposed in 2006.

Lanka restricts foreigners' entry to former Northern war zone

Sri Lanka on Wednesday barred foreigners from visiting its former war zone in the Tamil-majority northern province without prior approval, citing national security concerns amid reports of attempts to revive the LTTE.

Sri Lankan military to return Tamil civilians' gold

Sri Lanka's military Tuesday announced it would return unspecified quantities of gold jewellery recovered from a battle site dating to the crushing of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels more than five years ago.

Senior Lankan Tamil leader wants Indian model of devolution

A veteran Tamil politician has wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing Indian model of 'devolution of power' to solve the ethnic impasse in Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa's conviction an internal Indian issue: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government on Tuesday declined to comment on the conviction of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case, calling it an internal matter of India.

Jayalalithaa's conviction an internal Indian issue: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government on Tuesday declined to comment on the conviction of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case, calling it an internal matter of India.

Sri Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations in its battle against the UN's war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal civil war.

Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Sri Lanka to counter allegations at UN rights sessions

Sri Lanka, which has vowed not to cooperate with an international probe into its alleged rights abuses during the final phase of its military campaign against LTTE, will counter the charges at a UNHRC session beginning tomorrow in Geneva.

Sri Lanka delists Indian, 2 others from designated terrorists

An Indian was among three persons who have been removed from Sri Lanka`s designated terrorist list, containing names of those allegedly supporting LTTE`s attempts of resurgence.

May add more international experts to Lanka warcrimes probe: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday said he may add three more international experts to an existing three-member panel probing the cases of missing persons during the three-decade war with the LTTE.

US demands Sri Lanka enforce its laws in latest rebuke

The United States on Tuesday demanded Sri Lanka enforce its own laws after a meeting of US diplomats and war widows was disrupted by pro-government activists, in the latest rebuke by Washington.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated because of Sri Lanka policy: Natwar Singh

Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has claimed that ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated because of his Sri Lanka policy.

Rajapaksa wants world leaders to see Sri Lanka`s reality

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said he wishes to see more foreign leaders visiting his country to experience the island`s post conflict progress.

4 top LTTE members arrested in Malaysia

Four suspected Tamil Tigers, including a man allegedly involved in the 1999 assassination attempt on the then Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, have been arrested here for trying to revive the LTTE and making Malaysia a base for its operations.

Sri Lanka postpones digging of suspected Muslim mass grave

The digging of a suspected mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka where about 100 Muslims allegedly massacred by the LTTE are buried was postponed on Tuesday due to the absence of judicial, medical and forensic officers.

UN refugee agency commends progress of Sri Lanka

UN`s top refugee agency today commended the progress made by Sri Lanka in reintegrating over five lakh internally displaced persons since the end of the civil conflict with the LTTE in 2009.