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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN gives go-ahead for Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse UN gives go-ahead for war crimes inquiry The UN Human Rights Council yesterday launched an inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka despite Colombo's fierce efforts to block an investigation. In a 23-12 vote, the council backed a Western-sponsored resolution that said it was time for a "comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458889/un-gives-go-ahead-sri-lanka-war-crimes-inquiry
  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443901/sri-lanka-blasts-us-call-war-crimes-probe
  3. 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

    ... chief called on Monday for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka’s civil war, saying the government had failed to do its own credible investigation. ... for shelling civilian areas, Pillay said. “The High Commissioner [Pillay] is also concerned that legal proceedings have not begun against any LTTE suspect for alleged war crimes or other human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434831/un-rights-boss-seeks-international-probe-sri-lanka-war-crimes
  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... The Sri Lankan government is facing criticism for human rights violations and resisting calls to probe alleged war crimes. The United States is sponsoring a third resolution at the UN Human Rights 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454496/former-sri-lankan-president-chandrika-kumaratungas-fear-over-constant
  5. 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 ... during the final months of the war involved such flagrant and reckless disregard for the laws of war, which strongly suggests there was intent to commit those crimes,” the report said. Evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1421413/new-inquiry-raises-pressure-sri-lanka-over-war-crimes
  6. 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

    ... Agencies in Colombo Colombo bars entry to US envoy as Mahinda Rajapaksa warns it would be a 'grave crime' to bring charges against his administration over civil war against ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1420656/sri-lanka-bars-us-envoy-president-lashes-out-proposed-un-war-crimes
  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty slams rising Sri Lankan repression ahead of UN meet

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... war that lasted 37 years. Amnesty said it continued to receive credible reports of activists facing surveillance and harassment. “The climate of fear is very real in Sri Lanka. Many people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435603/amnesty-slams-rising-sri-lankan-repression-ahead-un-meet
  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    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 ... adding that the work would begin on November 28. The announcement came after Rajapakse hosted a Commonwealth summit this month that was overshadowed by allegations of war crimes committed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1367875/sri-lanka-begins-war-tally-after-international-pressure
  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects US criticism over rights record and democracy

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

    ... of a bloody separatist war. Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris said remarks by Nisha Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, at the end of a two-day visit on Saturday suggested ... that they killed thousands of civilians in the final stages of the war. President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government denies any civilians were killed by its troops and has rejected calls for an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419213/sri-lanka-rejects-us-criticism-over-rights-record-and-democracy
  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo British prime minister gives Sri Lanka until March to address war crimes allegation or face UN inquiry; Colombo rejects the demand Cameron threatens U.N. probe on civil war Britain's David Cameron put Sri Lanka on notice yesterday to address allegations of war crimes within months or else he would lead a push for action at the UN. Speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1358019/britains-david-cameron-threatens-un-probe-sri-lanka-war-crimes

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