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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

    ... 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 in Sri Lanka. Australian border patrol officers intercepted the vessel carrying the Sri Lankan asylum seekers west of the remote Cocos Islands last week after they were suspected of entering ...

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    Buddhist attacks leave three dead in resort area of Alutgama, Sri Lanka

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:01pm by AFP

    ... to hit the island following unrest in January and also last year. Muslim legislators have asked President Mahinda Rajapakse to protect their minority community from “Buddhist extremist elements” ... political and economic influence on the island. ...

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    Sri Lanka arrests 49 over religious riots that left four dead

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... to enforce the rule of law, investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice,” an OIC statement said. The attacks are the latest in a series of religious clashes to hit the island ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka celebrates end of war in victory parade after banning commemoration of victims

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... to our celebrating this victory,” Rajapakse said in a televised speech from Matara, his birthplace in the Sinhalese heartland of the island’s south. “We are not celebrating victory in a war, we ... homeland for Tamils who account for around 10 per cent of the island’s population. ...

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    Sri Lanka blasts US call for war crimes probe

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo US tells UN rights council it will seek investigation into deaths of Tamils Colombo blasts call for war crime probe Sri Lanka yesterday warned that US efforts to force an international investigation into alleged war crimes on the island could have an "adverse impact" on all developing nations. The Colombo government told the United ...

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    Sri Lanka bars US envoy as president lashes out at proposed UN war crimes resolution

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told reporters on Saturday the US was concerned about the worsening human rights situation, during her visit to the island. At the end of the two-day ... Lanka rejected the comments as “patently unfair” and accused Biswal of wanting to believe the worst about the island. Another US envoy, war crimes investigator Stephen Rapp, stirred controversy ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    New inquiry raises pressure on Sri Lanka over war crimes

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 03:12pm by AFP

    ... at the climax of the island’s civil war, and has since tried to destroy evidence of its crimes, a new investigation published on Wednesday by foreign experts claimed. A report released by the Public ... Evidence Project (ICEP) report entitled “Island of Impunity?” included material from independent international experts, UN staff members and new witness testimony. “Certain alleged crimes committed ...

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    Sri Lanka rejects US criticism over rights record and democracy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... tradition of democracy in Sri Lanka,” Biswal said, adding that Washington was moving a third resolution against Colombo in as many years to nudge the island to improve its rights record. Biswal said ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Crown's James Packer wins approval for US$400m Sri Lanka project

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Australian Crown Resorts' US$400 million complex along with two similar projects, but without any explicit permission to operate casinos at them, the island's junior investment minister ... regulations passed in 2010. Packer said in a speech at a Commonwealth forum last month said he believed the Indian Ocean island nation could be turned into a leading tourist spot for the rising middle ...

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    Sri Lanka begins war tally after international pressure

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:53pm by AFP

    ... killings at the end of the war. Some 16,000 officials are expected to fan out across the island at the start of a six-month operation to compile a definitive toll from the conflict, which dragged ... website on Wednesday, the government said the department of census of statistics would conduct what it called an “island-wide census to assess the loss of human life and damage to property”, ...




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