Sri Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month

 Sri Lanka will begin next month its domestic probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE to meet the UN deadline, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month

Sri Lanka will begin next month its domestic probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE to meet the UN deadline, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

Modi govt plans 'fitting' observation of Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary

The Narendra Modi government has called for a "fitting" commemoration of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, which is observed as anti-terrorism day.

HRW slams promotion of Lanka civil war general

The promotion of a Sri Lankan army general credited for the military victory over the LTTE casts doubt on the new government's pledges to credibly investigatealleged war crimes, a prominent rights group said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka Govt warns against commemorating LTTE

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday warned that any attempt to commemorate LTTE on the sixth anniversary of the end of the three-decade long battle will not be condoned.

Lanka promises to meet deadline for probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka's new government today said a domestic mechanism will be in place by September to probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE.

John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process
John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday praised the "openness" of the new Sri Lankan government in its efforts to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with the country's minority Tamils.

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

 Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard.

Lankan Tamils stage protest, demand int'l probe into warcrimes

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka today held demonstrations in the North and Eastern provinces, demanding an international probe into the alleged human rights violations during the last phase of war with the LTTE.

Zee Media exclusive report from former LTTE hub Mulai

Watch: Zee Media reporter Rahul Sinha's exclusive report from former LTTE hub Mulai, Sri Lanka.

DNA: A glance at PM Narendra Modi's Mauritius inning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Also watch: Zee Media reporter Rahul Sinha's exclusive report from Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Don't need any outsiders in Lanka's warcrimes probe: Sirisena

 Sri Lanka does not want "any outsiders" in its domestic inquiry into alleged atrocities committed against the Tamil Tigers during the last stages of the country's civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Lankan Tamil leader writes to Modi to support UN probe

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Sri Lanka, a senior Tamil leader on Tuesday appealed to him to change India's opposition to a UN probe over alleged human rights violations in this country during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE.

Lanka may release Tamil mother next week during PM Modi's visit

Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next week, Sri Lanka is likely to release a Tamil mother who has symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearance of thousands of people during the final stages of the war against the LTTE in 2009.

PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit
PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit former LTTE-stronghold Jaffna in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north and address the Parliament here during his three-day visit to the country next week.

Sri Lanka`s new president vows reconciliation

 New President Maithripala Sirisena vowed Wednesday to end Sri Lanka`s pariah status by working with the UN and promised national reconciliation, six years after the island`s ethnic war ended.

US warms up to Sri Lanka, says will assist new govt

The US on Monday said it is ready to assist the new Sri Lankan government in addressing human rights issues and good governance, in an effort to normalise ties after America sponsored resolutions against the country over alleged rights abuses during the war against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka to appoint panel to probe civil war

 Sri Lanka`s new government will appoint an independent commission to probe the last stages of the country`s civil war that ended in 2009, a minister said Friday.

Rajapaksa tells govt to stop 'political revenge'

Sri Lanka's beleaguered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday asked the new government to stop "political revenge", a day after his country home in the southern province was raided by police.