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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN rights boss seeks international probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

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

    ... rejected the recommendations as “arbitrary, intrusive and of a political nature”. Many thousands of civilians were killed, injured or remain missing after the 25-year conflict between government ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka arrests 75 New Zealand-bound asylum seekers

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... at home over Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil separatist conflict, have tried to travel to New Zealand by boat in the past. But neighbouring Australia has been a more favoured destination in recent years. ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    New inquiry raises pressure on Sri Lanka over war crimes

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

    ... to a conflict that dragged on for 37 years. The allegations are that human remains from mass burial sites in the conflict zone were exhumed and were covertly destroyed The PIAC’s International Crimes ... from unidentified new witnesses that members of the Sri Lankan security forces had destroyed forensic evidence after the conflict. “The allegations are that human remains from mass burial sites ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    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

    ... trip, Biswal also said the US was worried about a weakening of the rule of law and an increase in corruption levels and impunity in Sri Lanka since a 37-year conflict ended in May 2009. Sri ... related to gender-based violence, the impact that the conflict had on families [particularly female headed households], the need for greater economic empowerment by women, and for greater ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects US criticism over rights record and democracy

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

    ... as the weakening of the rule of law and an increase in the levels of corruption and impunity in Sri Lanka since a 37-year conflict ended in May 2009. “All of these factors lead to undermine the proud ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka begins war tally after international pressure

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lanka was to begin compiling a death toll from its ethnic conflict on Thursday as it seeks to fend off growing pressure over allegations of mass 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Cameron hears tales of suffering during surprise visit to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:39am by AFP

    ... Survivors of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict poured their hearts out yesterday to British Prime Minister David Cameron as he paid a "harrowing" visit to the war-torn north, upstaging ... at Cameron's motorcade. He also met residents of a resettlement camp who were desperate to tell him of the pain they endured during the 37-year conflict and ongoing hardships. "The stories I am ...

  8. 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

    ... The summit has already been dogged by boycott, with the leaders of Canada, India and Mauritius all staying away from over the bloody end to one of the deadliest conflicts of the 20th century. Rajapakse has been under fire from rights groups and UN bodies over his refusal to allow an independent investigation into the finale of the conflict which pitted ethnic Tamils against the majority ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Commonwealth summit a PR disaster for Sri Lanka amid Tamil war doubts

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... to showcase the development of his country. But after refusing to bow to demands for an independent investigation into the end of the conflict, Rajapaksa has faced a public-relations disaster. ... civilians in the final weeks of the war. During an impassioned speech, the 67-year-old leader said his government deserved credit for ending the conflict. "We asserted the greatest human right- ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Economy minister and president's brother says Colombo is "not going to allow" international inquiry into war crimes during ethnic conflict A top Sri Lankan minister rejected pressure on Saturday for an international probe into alleged war crimes at the end of the country’s ethnic conflict, saying the government would “definitely” ...




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