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  • European Union concerned over unrest in Sri Lanka

    (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) has joined the U.S. in raising concerns over Sri Lanka’s political and religious rights after three people were killed in an army shooting and a Buddhist mob attacked a mosque, the bloc said in a statement on Wednesday.The statement comes days after a mob allegedly led by Buddhist monks […]

  • Euro-MPs press Sri Lanka to probe war crimes

    (COLOMBO) – European parliamentarians Friday asked Sri Lanka to deliver on promises to investigate allegations of war crimes and ensure ethnic reconciliation more than four years after crushing Tamil separatists.A delegation of EU lawmakers requested Colombo ensure accountability in the face of what the UN calls “credible allegations” of up to 40,000 civilians killed in […]

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    EU demands independent probe

    Jean Lambert The European Union (EU) wants an independent investigation and evaluation into the final years of the war in Sri Lanka, in addition to the national enquiries.Jean Lambert, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to South Asia, told The Sunday Leader that the EU remains concerned about reports of threats and attacks on human […]

  • Sri Lanka: EU to push for accountability; support US resolution

    The European Union (EU) will push for accountability from Sri Lanka during the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva next month. A statement following the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels yesterday said that the EU will also support efforts aimed at keeping the issues of accountability and reconciliation as well as the current […]

  • Respect the right to peaceful protest; ensure the safety both of Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake and of human rights defenders – EU Read more >

    Respect the right to peaceful protest; ensure the safety both of Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake and of human rights defenders – EU

    Catherine Ashton :It is vital that Sri Lanka ensures that its international obligations Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the EU on the impeachment of Sri Lankan Chief JusticeThe EU has followed with considerable concern the recent impeachment process against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. The separation of powers is inherent in […]

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