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Had guts to dismiss UN demand for foreign judges: Lankan Prez

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he had the guts to dismiss a UN demand seeking foreign judges to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE.

China condemns invite to Dalai Lama for rights event

China condemns invite to Dalai Lama for rights event

China has condemned an invitation to the Dalai Lama to attend an event on the sidelines of an ongoing UN human rights meeting, the media reported on Saturday.

UN panel asks POSCO to halt $12-bn Odisha project

In another jolt to South Korean steel giant POSCO, a UN Human Rights panel on Tuesday asked it to immediately halt the USD 12-billion mega port-to-steel plant project in Odisha alleging possible displacement of thousands of people and disruption in their livelihoods.