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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Asylum seekers turned back by Australia will be handed over to police in Sri Lanka, leading to protests at treatment and fears of rights abuses A boatload of asylum seekers intercepted by the Australian navy and returned to Sri Lanka will be handed over to the island nation's police, adding to fears over Australia's hardline policy and rights abuses ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka detains Australian and NZ lawmakers over rights abuses probe

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... abuses, officials said. The move came days before the country hosts a Commonwealth summit, amid pressure on visiting leaders to boycott the event over alleged war crimes. Immigration officials ... anyway to leave the country on Sunday. The pair had travelled to the island’s former northern war zone to look into cases of human rights abuses, four years after government forces crushed Tamil ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga's fear over 'constant surveillance'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:31am by AP

    ... Council calling for an international investigation of alleged war crimes if Sri Lanka fails to conduct one of its own and to end post-war human rights violations and abuses. ...

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    UN rights boss seeks international probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:51pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... abuses,” the report said. Pillay also voiced concern at rising attacks in Sri Lanka by Buddhist monks on minority Muslims and Christians and at ongoing harassment of activists, lawyers ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka has ‘nothing to hide’ over rights, president insists

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 02:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... administration’s handling of allegations of rights abuses. “We have a legal system in Sri Lanka,” he told a press conference. “We have a human rights commission, now the Commonwealth is ready to strengthen ... the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, denied suggestions that the organisation had been ineffective in dealing with allegations against the summit hosts. Asked whether Sri Lanka’s alleged right abuses made ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 06:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... unless the government acts by March to credibly address claims of abuses at the end of the war. The Rajapaksa regime is carrying out its own more limited investigation but has consistently denied ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN says rights chief victim of Sri Lanka smear campaign

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 08:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Human rights representative subjected to abuse in Sri Lanka during mission to investigate allegations of war crimes, her office says United Nations’ High ... Pillay’s spokesman Rupert Colville said there had been no let-up in the “extraordinary array of distortion and abuse” she had faced from Sri Lankan officials during a fact-finding mission ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Britain's David Cameron threatens UN probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by AFP

    ... at a troubled Commonwealth summit in Colombo, the British prime minister warned his hosts that pressure over alleged abuses at the end of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict was not about to go away. ...

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    Tamil party victory in Sri Lanka election could reignite tensions

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of human-rights abuses in the final stages of the war. "They must be put into barracks somewhere else," Wigneswaran said. For decades that was the goal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty says Sri Lankan authorities treating dissent harshly

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 04:52pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... Associated Press in Colombo The Sri Lankan government is intensifying a crackdown on critics by sanctioning abuses often committed by security forces or their proxies, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Journalists, the judiciary, human rights activists and opposition politicians are among those targeted in a pattern of threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent ...




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