World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 16, 2015
A long-awaited UN report on Wednesday detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka's civil war and said the country needed international help to probe the crimes to enable reconciliation.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 29, 2015
Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities, six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday May 25, 2015
Dheepan is about the story of a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family in order to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 14, 2015
Sri Lanka's foreign minister met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and UN diplomatic sources said he pressed his government's desire to delay the release of a UN report on alleged war crimes during his country's civil war.
World News | Reuters | Monday October 13, 2014
More than two decades after its destruction in Sri Lanka's civil war, the rail link between the capital Colombo and the northern city of Jaffna re-opened on Monday amid hopes that it will give a boost to reconciliation efforts.
World News | Agence France Press | Saturday March 22, 2014
The "highest levels" of Sri Lanka's government were complicit in raping, torturing and abducting ethnic Tamils following the nation's ethnic civil war, a report by rights groups warned on Friday.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Survivors of Sri Lanka's civil war have complained to the United Nations' human rights chief about missing relatives, military land grabs and a life without basic facilities more than four years after the end of the quarter-century war.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Thursday March 21, 2013
India has voted for the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. 25 countries have voted for the US-backed resolution that addresses alleged war crimes by Lankan forces during the country's civil war with the Tamil Tigers. India has called for an "independent and credible investigation into allegations of human...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday March 20, 2013
DMK chief M Karunanidhi who quit the Prime Minister's coalition has blamed India for what he describes as a weak UN resolution against Sri Lanka. The DMK wanted India to add strong language to the UN Human Rights Council resolution sponsored by the US to accuse Sri Lanka of "genocide" during its civil war and call for an international probe.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The DMK has pulled out of the Congress-led UPA coalition in protest against the government's position on a United Nations resolution on the bloody end to Sri Lanka's civil war with the separatist Tamil Tigers. Senior DMK leader TR Baalu met President Pranab Mukherjee tonight and handed over the letter withdrawing his party's support to the UPA.
India News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The revised draft of the US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN human rights body's Geneva session does not mandate an international probe into alleged war crimes and human rights violations during Sri Lanka's lengthy civil war with Tamil rebels.
India News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The DMK is set to stall Parliament today over the upcoming US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission, after reports suggest that the resolution will not call for an international probe into alleged war crimes and human rights abuses by Sri Lanka as it wound down its decades-long civil war against the Liberation Tigers o...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday March 18, 2013
The Centre is under extreme pressure to vote against Sri Lanka on March 21, when the United Nations' top human rights body meets in Geneva. The US is moving a resolution that is expected to criticize Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes and human rights violations by its defence forces in the final phases of the civil war against the Tamil Tigers which...
World News | Reported by Noopur Tiwari and Nitin Gokhale; written by Mala Das | Thursday March 22, 2012
India is among 24 countries that voted against Sri Lanka today at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UN's top human rights body has passed a resolution, sponsored by the US, for 'promoting reconciliation and accountability' in Sri Lanka after its army won a 26-year-long civil war by defeating the rebel Tamil Tigers.
World News | Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday September 13, 2011
In Sri Lanka, the civil war of the last 20 years finally came to a brutal end in 2009, when the Sri Lankan Army defeated the LTTE. Though the military war is over, the propaganda war refuses to die out. The government claims it is rebuilding lives and trust, but persistent charges of war crimes, and denial of rights to its Tamil population continue...
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday September 1, 2011
Over two years after Sri Lanka's final war against the LTTE, the Mahinda Rajapakse government has for the first time indirectly admitted that some of its army personnel may have indulged in human rights violations in the final phase of the war. They add that these army personnel may therefore be indicted in coming months. According to Rajiva Wijesi...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday April 1, 2010
After remaining closed for more than 25 years because of the civil war between the security forces and the Tamil tigers, Sri Lanka's national parks are once again set to see tourists flocking there.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 11, 2009
A top UN official on Tuesday underlined the need for a halt in the fierce fighting in Sri Lanka and asked the LTTE guerrillas to allow trapped civilians cross over to the safe zone as government forces prepared to inflict a "decisive blow" to the rebels.
India News | Prerna Suri | Thursday April 9, 2009
The Centre's fire-fighter External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has defused the Tamil crisis and made peace with Karunanidhi over the civil war in Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M K Karunanidhi had threatened to withdraw the support of all 16 of his MPs to the central government. Mukherjee's unscheduled visit was precede...