Sri Lanka


S Lanka frees India fishermen, rejects UN censure

2014-03-28 10:57

Sri Lanka's president has ordered the release of Indian fishermen detained for poaching after New Delhi surprisingly refused to back a US-led censure motion against Colombo at the UN.

Sri Lankan police free 2 rights activists

2014-03-19 14:03

Sri Lankan police say they have released two prominent human rights activists whose arrest drew international criticism.

Bodies in Sri Lanka mass grave top 80

2014-02-25 13:12

Forensic experts have found more bodies in an unmarked mass grave in Sri Lanka's northern former war zone, taking the total number to 80, an official says.

Indian PM against freeing Gandhi killers

2014-02-20 15:04

India's government has asked the Supreme Court to stop the state of Tamil Nadu from releasing seven prisoners serving life for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

 

US concerned over Sri Lanka's activists

2014-03-22 09:39

The US has expressed concern over intensifying pressure on Sri Lanka’s civil society and human rights activists, and is urging the government to ensure fundamental freedoms.

Hangman recruit quits after seeing gallows

2014-03-11 19:20

Sri Lanka is searching for a new hangman after the latest recruit got upset after seeing the gallows for the first time and quit, officials have said.

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief

2014-02-25 09:00

Sri Lanka has accused the UN rights chief of "unwarranted interference" for a probe into allegations that government forces killed thousands of civilians during the Tamil civil war.

Mass grave fuels fear of 1000s buried in Sri Lanka

2014-01-17 14:55

The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it.

 
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