Parliamentarians oppose British millions for Sri Lanka ‘military reform’

A group of opposition Labour party parliamentarians have urged UK government to reconsider plans to provide Sri Lanka with £6.6 million aimed at reforming the military. In a letter to the Foreign........

Rajapaksa urges parliament to grant service extension to war crime accused

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa appealed to parliament to grant service extensions to military top brass accused of committing war crimes during the final phase of the bloody war in Sri Lanka. In his first speech to parliament.....

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........

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........

UN visit 'Gota's Camp' secret torture site in Sri Lanka navy base

United Nations have confirmed the existence of a secret torture site earlier exposed by victims affected by abductions. The secret camp within the naval base in the eastern town of Trincomlee was an 'important discovery'.......

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.......

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