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Northern Sri Lanka, over which a separatist war was fought, should not be seen as a predominantly Tamil area, the defence secretary tells the BBC.

- sundaytimes.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.11596206

A teenager from Huyton who admitted the fatal stabbing of a Sri Lankan shop worker has been cleared of murder. Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30, died after being stabbed in the throat by 19-year-old Sam Harrison on 29 November 2011. Harrison denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court. The jury accepted that Harrison had not meant to kill his victim. He was ordered to ser...

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Minister Wimal Weerawansa has told Sarath Fonseka who had received a Presidential pardon to refrain from making betrayals needed by alien forces against the country. Addressing a media conference held at the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna Office today the Minister referred to a statement made to the BBC

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The Ex-Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail on Monday rejected allegations made by certain quarters that thousands of civilians had been killed in the closing phase of the army’s offensive, a media report said. Fonseka in an interview given to BBC has said, “The large figures

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Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

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Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail. He said some Sri Lankan leaders were “hiding their faces” over the conduct of the war, as if they were guilty. .

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Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

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Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international probe into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka tells the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

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“No intrepid journalists smuggled their way into rebel territory as they did in Syria, even though an erratic bus service ran across the frontline until mid January 2009″ - Frances Harrison “Every journalist has heard of Srebrenica. But how many have heard of Mullivaikkal where just as many perished?” - Frances Harrison Today marks three years since the end ...

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By Hilal Suhaib A 15-year deal between a little-known company in Singapore and Sri Lanka’s cricket board for the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) has left opposition lawmakers in Sri Lanka outraged. Apart from handing the tournament to Somerset Entertainment Ventures (SEV) for more than a decade, there has also been criticism for awarding local ...

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Documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, along with Jamal Osman’s reporting from Somalia, won the awards for the channel Channel 4 documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, which at the time was described by presenter Jon Snow as “one of the most important” stories he had ever reported, collected two prizes at the One World Media Awards last ...

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Receipt of aid, both in the form of grant aid and concessional aid, like in the good old days, would give an impetus to development. When there are roads, power plants and power connections, water supply and sewerage facilities and such like built, that would also give a fillip to investments and therewith job creation ...

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The bulk of the independent media was prevented from covering the arrival of the six Sri Lankan fishermen who arrived at the Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) earlier today, 10 days after they were rescued by Spanish marines from the captivity of Somali pirates. The free media was informed by a fisheries ministry official at the BIA that there were orders to prevent them from the coverage...

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Muslim heavy weights in Mahinda Rajapakse’s government –  Urban Affairs (Senior) Minister AHM Fowzie and Governor Western Province Alavi Moulana came out strongly against the government’s plan to relocate the Muslim mosque at Kandalama in Dambulla yesterday. They told the Lanka Standard that under no circumstance will they agree to a proposed plan to relocate the ...

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Relatives and friends of Sri Lankan Tamils who risked their lives in search of a better future abroad after the end of the war in May 2009 are desperately seeking information as to their fates. Thousands of Tamils migrated from the country to escape the violence of the 30-year civil war, which ended with Sri ...

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  Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera wrote his name into the cricket history books against England by scoring the two millionth run in Test cricket. He brought up the milestone with a nudged four to fine leg off Steve Finn at the end of the 10th over of the day on Tuesday. The 35-year-old went ...

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  England lost their last six wickets for 31 runs as they collapsed to a 75-run defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Chasing a record 340, England seemed well set as Jonathan Trott (112) and Matt Prior took them to 233-4. But Prior’s dismissal to Rangana Herath (6-97) for 41 sparked ...

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A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by adhering to the recent resolution adopted by the body, BBC reports.

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.37919474

A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by adhering to the recent resolution adopted by the body. Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson told BBC Sandeshaya that The Elders

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  A cultured unbeaten 168 from Mahela Jayawardene lifted Sri Lanka to 289-8 after the opening day of the two-Test series against England in Galle. Sri Lanka were 15-3 after three wickets fell in 10 balls, Kumar Sangakkara out first ball to James Anderson (3-56). The skipper survived four chances, two badly spilled late on ...

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Two hundred bogus asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are reportedly stranded in West Africa, according to a BBC news report.

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Women who have lost their husbands and sons in Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict have been forced to turn to prostitution, say women’s rights activists. Geetha Lakmini of World Fisherfolk Solidarity Movement said over 85,000 women were widowed in the north and east after the war. “One village in Madhu area is infamous for prostitution because ...

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  The sports minister in Sri Lanka says that exclusive broadcasting rights of 2012 Olympics obtained by state-owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) will not be sold to private channel as reported by media. The Sunday Leader newspaper said the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), reportedly owned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family, has sought the broadcasting ...

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Almost three years after the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka is still dogged by allegations of human rights violations. Amid fresh moves in the UN's Human Rights Council to hold Sri Lanka to account, the BBC's Charles Haviland in Colombo reports on a rise ...

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- lankastandard.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.07247628

Below are excerpts of a 38 page paper by Brian Senewiratne (MA. MD. FRCP.FRACP) of  Brisbane, Australia titled UN Human Rights Council Meeting – Another Farce. Excerpts: “This is not a document for easy reading, nor is it meant to be. It is a reasonably comprehensive record of the abysmal record of the UN and the UN ...

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Former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes has said that the United Nations did not succeed in rescuing the innocent Tamil civilians used by the LTTE as human shields. Mr. Holmes emphasized that the United Nations had no authority under whatever circumstances to forcibly interfere in the internal affairs of a sovereign ...

- lankasrinews.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45503366

The director of a British documentary on last stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war has accused the West and the UN of failing to take any “effective action” to prevent alleged war crimes by the country’s security forces BBC Sandeshaya reports.

- lankastandard.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.05798103

In May, 2003, I travelled around Iraq reporting on its oil industry. Before reaching Baghdad, I got in touch with Marie Colvin, who was there covering the war and its aftermath for the Sunday Times, where I worked from 1986 to 1993. She wrote back to say that she was staying at a hunt club in ...

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.16399512

  Girls as young as seven have been sexually abused and sexual violence against women is on the increase in northern Sri Lanka, say health officials. According to a senior health official in Jaffna peninsula 32 incidents of child abuse and sexual abuse have been reported during the last two months. Dr S Sivaruban, the ...

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Sri Lanka s human rights issue are causing huge divisions in the United Nations. The member st..

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