Celebrate Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary: Vaiko

 MDMK leader Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations Nov 26 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of the slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

 Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations, including China and Pakistan, in its effort to block a UN war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal war with the Tamil Tigers.

Sri Lanka ready to face UN rights body: Minister

Sri Lanka on Saturday said it was ready to face another resolution against the country in the UN rights body over alleged war crimes during decades long civil war against the rebel Tamil Tigers.

US releases pics of civilian deaths during Lankan civil war

American embassy here on Thursday posted pictures of places where civilians had died allegedly during Sri Lanka`s final war against rebel Tamil Tigers four years ago.

Karunanidhi hails TNA`s victory in provincial council polls

DMK`s M Karunanidhi hailed the victory of the Tamil National Alliance in the provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province in Sri Lanka.

US for `free, fair` Sri Lanka polls

The US on Friday called for "free, fair and credible" elections Saturday in three provinces in Sri Lanka including the north, once a Tamil Tigers bastion.

Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland to vote Saturday

Sri Lanka is all set to hold Saturday the first election to form a provincial council to govern its Northern Province, the former bastion of the vanquished Tamil Tigers.

UN rights chief visits Jaffna, faces protest

Families of those who disappeared in Sri Lanka during the three-decade-long ethnic war protested as UN rights chief Navi Pillay visited Jaffna - the former stronghold of the rebel Tamil Tigers - on a fact-finding mission.

Lanka announces nomination dates for provincial council polls

Sri Lanka has started the process of much-awaited elections in the former Tamil Tigers-held areas after a gap of 25 years, with the Elections Commission on Thursday announcing nominations for the provincial council polls.

Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka: HRW

Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said.

Ex-Tamil Tigers to enter politics in Sri Lanka

Former Tamil Tigers who have completed rehabilitation programmes have expressed interest in entering politics, the Sri Lankan media reported on Thursday.

Backed by 14 lakh Indians, Amnesty seeks Sri Lanka probe

The petition follows widespread allegations that the Sri Lankan military killed tens of thousands of innocent Tamils in the war that vanquished the Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

Sri Lanka police arrests up to 25 ‘terror’ suspects

Sri Lankan police have made a series of arrests, which they according to them are linked to combating terrorism, three years after the separatist Tamil Tigers were defeated.

SL slams allegations against govt in UN report on civil war

The Sri Lankan government has slammed a United Nations report on the country’s civil war, saying the allegations against the government are ‘unsubstantiated and erroneous’.

Sri Lanka military probing war crime allegations

The Sri Lankan Army said Monday it was still investigating allegations of atrocities during the war against the Tamil Tigers that ended in 2009.

Ex- top LTTE commander free from Lankan custody

58-year-old Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, was no longer in detention and was free to carry out work for a charity he had formed, said Lakshman Hulugalle, the head of the Defence Ministry`s media centre.

Swiss to grill Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka

Apart from Switzerland, officials in the US, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are also conducting investigations on the LTTE.

Sri Lankan reconciliation facing external pressure

Sri Lanka said its post-war reconciliation process is facing serious challenges, partly due to external intervention.

Fonseka could be freed soon: Report

Jailed former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who led the successful battle against the Tamil Tigers, might be released within the next few days, presidential sources here said.

Human Rights Watch slams Sri Lanka war report

A Sri Lankan government report disregards the "worst abuses" by government forces towards the end of the war that killed the Tamil Tigers in 2009.