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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka lifts curfew as Muslims fear more violence from Buddhist-led mob

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 06:48pm by AFP

    ... on a Colombo neighbourhood on Sunday after a Buddhist-led mob attack on a mosque raised religious tensions and left the Muslim minority fearing further violence. Hundreds of police, including anti-riot squads and elite Special Task Force commandos, remained on alert in the Grandpass district following overnight violence which wounded at least four people. “The curfew was lifted this morning, ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka boosts security after anti-Muslim attack

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:39pm by AFP

    ... market, saying it was offensive to the majority non-Muslim population. President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is a Buddhist, urged monks earlier this year not to incite religious hatred and violence ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    New inquiry raises pressure on Sri Lanka over war crimes

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

    ... charges of mass killings, torture and sexual violence, but said 17 soldiers had been prosecuted on charges of rape in the final stages of the fighting. “We want to maintain a disciplined army ... Tamils, who campaigners say face discrimination on the Buddhist-majority Indian Ocean island. The report said it also had evidence that security forces were using rape and sexual violence ...

  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

    ... 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

    Troops guard Colombo prison after riot

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But officials said one guard may have died in the violence- the worst prison riot since 1983, when more than 50 ethnic Tamil prisoners were massacred at the same jail by majority Sinhalese prisoners ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka Muslims shut down mosque after Buddhist attacks

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... at dawn on Monday, a police spokesman said, adding that the situation was calm and no fresh incidents had been reported since the government announced the closure on Sunday night. The violence ... have now peacefully solved the issue,” the minister said. The US embassy in Colombo has expressed concern at the violence and urged authorities to prosecute those responsible. The US, which ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Gunfight at Sri Lanka’s biggest prison kills 27

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 01:35pm by Reuters in Colombo

    ... inmates, officials and police said on Saturday. The army brought the violence under control before dawn and freed staff held hostage at the Welikada prison in the capital Colombo, jail officials and military said. Twenty seven people have been confirmed dead, prisons minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera told parliament. The violence erupted when officers from the Special Task Force (STF), Sri ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka clash over Tamil rebel remembrance

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 09:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... fighting erupted (on Wednesday),” a witness said, asking not to be identified. He said the vehicle of a local Tamil legislator was also damaged as he tried to stop the violence ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Anti-Western protests grip Sri Lanka amid World T20

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 05:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... for visiting cricket teams said they were closely monitoring anti-Western demonstrations, but there were no signs of any violence. “Most of the protesters had been bussed in from the provinces today. ...



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