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US warns Sri Lanka to investigate atrocities ‘quickly’ to avoid international action

The United States said Tuesday that if Sri Lanka does not “quickly” investigate “in a way that meets international standards” allegations of war crimes...

No One, in the US or Sri Lanka, Should Be Above the Law

''Whether committed by the US or Sri Lanka, by government officials or separatist groups, serious human rights abuses should be investigated and...

US backs international mechanism to investigate Sri Lanka war crimes

The United States on Monday called again for a “transparent accounting of Sri Lanka’s actions” during the final months of the island’s war. Addressing...

Headlines Today to air new documentary: Inside Lanka’s Killing Fields

New Delhi-based news channel, Headlines Today, which has brought wide media focus in India on Sri Lankan war crimes after broadcasting the Channel 4...

Gotabaya hits out at Jayalalitha .

Mr  Rajapaksa also told Headlines Today that Sri Lankan would not devolve any more powers to the minorities in spite of the promises it...

Chennai Police ban hotel accommodation of Lankans

Police in Chennai, South India have instructed hotels in the city not to accommodate pilgrims from Sri Lanka after two attacks on visitors from...

Now, Indian point man here for Lankan solution

Christy Mahesh SilvaIndia will appoint a special representative who would work with the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration directly regarding a political solution to the North...

Lanka Must Grant Autonomy to Tamil Areas: CPI-M

The CPI(M) today demanded that the Sri Lankan government take specific measures for granting autonomy to Tamil-speaking areas in the northern and eastern regions...

US sets UNHRC trap for Lanka , India also increases pressure, position of Russia and China uncertain

Sunday Times Political Editor The clock is ticking away for the Government of Sri Lanka. It is still debating whether or not to respond...

Rights groups urge Swiss Attorney General to prosecute Dias for war-crimes

Society for Threatened People and TRIAL, two advocacy groups based in Europe, requested the Swiss Attorney General today to pursue war crimes charges against...

TNA sets out conditions for continuation of talks

The TNA said yesterday that they would not agree to set a date for the next round of talks with the government and that...

Indian External Affairs Minister makes statement on SL to Lok Sabha .

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna made today a statement to the Indian Parliament on the Situation in Sri Lanka in which he said the ...

Colombo has turned the tables on New Delhi whenever the latter tried to be intrusive

''Time and again Colombo turned the tables on Delhi whenever the latter tried to be intrusive. It cannot be otherwise in the unfolding...

Terrorism was the problem: Krishna; no need of solution now: Gotabhaya ‘

''Now it is the Indian public, especially the Tamil Nadu public that has to take care of the New Delhi establishment, political observers...

Groups ask Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan diplomat

By JOHN HEILPRIN GENEVA — Two advocacy groups asked Swiss authorities Thursday to pursue war crime charges against a former Sri Lankan army commander now...

Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority:External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna

Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement...

Sri Lankan pilgrims attacked in Chennai

84 Sri Lankan pilgrims had come under attack in Chennai yesterday by goons describing themselves as ‘black tigers,’ family members of the Sri Lankans...

Ranil links Lanka’s demand with South Sudan’s C’wealth entry

Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked Britain to ensure that South Sudan recognise the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka before it...

US delivers demarche: Refer LLRC report to UNHRC

The United States has delivered a demarche to Sri Lanka that it wants the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)...

Stop aid to Sri Lanka, says D. Raja

 CPI secretary and Rajya Sabha member D. Raja has asked the Central government to stop financial aid to Sri Lanka and demand inquiry in...

No more faith in Colombo’s peace and reconciliation: Indian women

Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo's periodic pledges to bring about...

Sri Lankan stability critical to New Delhi’s Indian Ocean ambitions

A controversial advisory panel report, published by the United Nations in late March 2011, called for a full investigation into the perceived ...

Will India Take Sri Lanka To The World Court?

Sri Lanka may have won the war, but now it is time to face legal challenges from the international community and the international...

Ban aid to Sri Lanka resolution: full text

Just last week, the Channel 4 video Sri Lanka's Killing Fields was screened at the US Congressional Auditorium in Washington DC. This week, just...

US uses aid weapon: Lanka may lose Rs. 1.4 billion

By Anthony David Sri Lanka stands to lose 13 million dollars (Rs 1.4 billion) in development assistance from the United States if a ban...

‘Clinton, Jayalalitha discuss current situation in Sri Lanka’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha had a long conversation over the current situation in Sri Lanka and...

A month on, Lanka ferry service has not many takers

 The well-publicized Tuticorin-Colombo passenger ferry service is reportedly floundering. Since beginning operations on June 13, the 1,044-capacity vessel, Scotia Prince, is carrying hardly 150...

Rajapaksa gives Tamil Nadu trio stage fright

Three film singers from Tamil Nadu who had accepted a Sri Lankan government invitation to perform for Tamils in the former warzone town...

US panel votes to bar aid to Sri Lanka

AFPA US congressional committee voted to ban aid to Sri Lanka unless the nation shows "accountability" over the bloodshed in the final stages of...

Sri Lanka should take immediate steps to resettle IDPs: Jaya

Chennai, Jul 21.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked the Sri Lankan government to take immediate steps to resettle Internally Displaced...
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Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

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