Tamil grassroots organizations seek clarity from Sri Lanka on UN probe

A collective of Tamil organisations representing the war affected in Sri Lanka's north has expressed doubts about the governments stance on its understanding and approach to the war crimes probe proposed by the United Nations........

International legal advice was 'very favourable to Sri Lanka'

A top investigative body appointed to probe into disappearances was restricted only to obtain international legal advice favorable to the military, says the former president of Sri Lanka. Addressing a meeting at a Buddhist institute in Colombo, Mahinda Rajapaksa..........

Tamil parties, civil society groups oppose domestic war crimes probe

Civil society organisations and trade unions have joined with Tamil political parties from Northern Sri Lanka to protest against the UN rights body approving a proposal that gives the government an opportunity to lead a probe into war crimes committed during the final war.......

We don’t want ‘any outside dabbling’ in investigations: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka says that any investigations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war will exclusively be handled domestically. Speaking to journalists in Colombo soon after his return via Delhi after attending the.......

Sri Lanka welcomes president who 'saved war heroes'

In a throwback to the era of defeated president Mahinda Rajapaksa, ruling party ministers have erected massive billboards applauding President Maithripala Sirisena who is returning after attending the UN general assembly. Ministers........

'We managed to stop UN publishing names of perpetrators' – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that his government was able to stop names of alleged war criminals in the Sri Lankan armed forces getting published in the report of the UN investigation on Sri Lanka. Speaking to heads of media establishments and......

UK backs domestic mechanism in Sri Lanka

Rejecting the call by Tamils and rights watchdogs around the world for an international judicial process to address war crimes in Sri Lanka, British Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told parliament on Tuesday (15) that the United Kingdom......

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