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.

Sri Lanka Muslims cut back Friday prayers after unrest

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority held shortened Friday prayer services as religious tensions gripped the island after clashes with hardline Buddhists killed four people, an official said.

Lankan panel asked to probe 1990 LTTE massacre of policemen

A Sri Lankan panel investigating the cases of thousands of people who went missing during the nearly three-decade war with LTTE has been asked to probe the execution of over 600 policemen by the Tamil rebels in 1990.

40 Lankan ex-LTTE members may get employed in Singapore firm

About 40 former members of the LTTE, who have successfully undergone rehabilitation under a government programme, are likely to get employed in a construction firm in Singapore, officials said today.

Three LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia deported to Sri Lanka

Three LTTE suspects, who had been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly attempting to revive the banned Tamil rebel group at the international level, have been deported to Sri Lanka, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan Air force to probe debris of helicopter

Sri Lankan Air force has discovered the debris of a helicopter in the seas off Mullaitivu, a stronghold of LTTE, and will probe if the chopper belonged to defence forces.

Utilise Lankan Prez visit to solve Tamils issue: CPIM to Centre

Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi`s invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPI(M) on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue.

Sri Lankan nationalist party asks Norway to send LTTE leader

A Sri Lankan nationalist party has asked Norway to immediately handover an Oslo-based LTTE leader to face a criminal trial in the country.

Sri Lanka urged to go for international investigation

The Sri Lankan government should comply with the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council resolution creating an international investigation into allegations of serious abuses by both sides during the civil war, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Sri Lankan hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.

Govt extends LTTE ban by five years; terms it threat to India

The 23-year-old ban imposed on terror group LTTE has been extended by five years by the Government which said the outfit is a threat to India`s sovereignty and integrity.

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to succumb to pressures exerted by some countries to end the military campaign against the LTTE in 2009, a top Sri Lankan minister has said.