Sri Lanka And Civil War

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'Sri Lanka And Civil War' - 14 News Result(s)

  • Sri Lanka 'complicit' in torture of Tamils: report

    Sri Lanka 'complicit' in torture of Tamils: report

    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.

  • UN human rights chief faces protest in Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes

    UN human rights chief faces protest in Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes

    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.

  • India votes against Sri Lanka, but skips amendments to US-backed resolution at UNHRC

    India votes against Sri Lanka, but skips amendments to US-backed resolution at UNHRC

    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 Tam...

  • India will move amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka: 10 developments

    India will move amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka: 10 developments

    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 U...

  • DMK quits UPA over Sri Lanka, government moves on both its demands

    DMK quits UPA over Sri Lanka, government moves on both its demands

    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...

  • No international probe mandated in revised US resolution on Sri Lanka

    No international probe mandated in revised US resolution on Sri Lanka

    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 reb...

  • Lanka resolution: DMK set to stall Parliament today

    Lanka resolution: DMK set to stall Parliament today

    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 ri...

  • Trio of ministers meet Karunanidhi to broker peace over Sri Lanka

    Trio of ministers meet Karunanidhi to broker peace over Sri Lanka

    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 ...

  • India votes against Sri Lanka, UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted

    India votes against Sri Lanka, UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted

    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 accountab...

  • Sri Lanka: Propaganda Wars

    Sri Lanka: Propaganda Wars

    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 an...

  • Sri Lanka to probe human rights violations by its army personnel

    Sri Lanka to probe human rights violations by its army personnel

    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 ...

  • Sri Lanka's national parks reopen after 25 years

    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.

  • UN calls for pause in Lanka civil war

    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 reb...

  • Centre makes peace with Karuna over Lanka row

    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...

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