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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka blocks UN war crime investigators from entering country

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo President blocks UN probe into claims military killed 40,000 civilians in final months of civil war War crimes investigators barred Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. "We will not allow ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa to seek third term in election 2 years ahead of schedule

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... community by crushing a Tamil separatist rebellion in May 2009 and ending a 37-year-long Tamil separatist war. ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka reopens railway linking Tamil heartland of Jaffna to south

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:00am by AFP

    ... was a priority to allow reconstruction materials to be brought into the area devastated by years of war and restore a key lifeline to Jaffna, which is also the political capital of the northern province. ... to rebuild railways after the war ended, were asked to clear mines and unexploded bombs along the line. More than a million Tamils live in Jaffna, which was first connected to the rest ...

  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

    ... separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked. As most top envoys of Western nations stayed away from the parade, a defiant Rajapakse insisted he would not bow to pressure from ... 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police break up Tamil service to honour separatist war dead

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Police break up service honouring Tamil war dead Sri Lankan police broke up a remembrance service for ethnic Tamils killed in the separatist war, residents ... in the battle-scarred northern town of Jaffna, defying a ban on public commemorations of war victims, witnesses said. The government was planning a major military "victory parade" today to mark five ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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