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HRCs sitting on Sri Lanka fixed on Sept 30

HRCs sitting on Sri Lanka fixed on Sept 30

A report on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the Eelam War is likely to be presented on September 30 during the 30th session of the United Human Rights Council. MORE...

September 7, 2015  11:18 pm|

Karunanidhi condemns US support to Sri Lankan domestic probe

Karunanidhi condemns US support to Sri Lankan domestic probe

DMK chief Karunanidhi today condemned the US governments reported proposal for support to a domestic probe by Sri Lanka into alleged war crimes rather than going in for an international investigation. MORE..

August 29, 2015  01:29 am|

Samarasinghe admits failure to implement 2009 resolution

Samarasinghe admits failure to implement 2009 resolution

President Maithripala Sirisena took the initiative to revive Sri Lankas connections with countries that had distanced itself from the island nation and he managed to win the trust of the worlds most powerful countries within a short span, says Mahinda Samarasinghe. MORE..

August 27, 2015  06:15 pm|

US backs Sri Lankas domestic probe

US backs Sri Lankas domestic probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next months U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lankas government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes. MORE..

August 26, 2015  02:31 pm|

Biswal meets President Sirisena

Biswal meets President Sirisena

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (25) evening. She was accompanied by the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski. MORE...

August 26, 2015  12:14 pm|

Nobody expects miracles from Sri Lanka US

Nobody expects miracles from Sri Lanka  US

The Sri Lankan Government on Tuesday outlined the measures being taken to address concerns regarding alleged human rights violations including through independent domestic mechanisms, during a high-level discussion with a visiting US delegation. MORE..

August 25, 2015  01:34 pm|

Nisha Biswal arrives in Sri Lanka

Nisha Biswal arrives in Sri Lanka

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (25). MORE...

August 25, 2015  09:59 am|

Biswals visit hastens swearing-in of three key Ministers

Biswals visit hastens swearing-in of three key Ministers

The visit of Nisha Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia on Tuesday to discuss the UN Human Rights Commissioners report on war crimes in Sri Lanka, has hastened the swearing-in of Mangala Samaraweera as Foreign Minister; Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as Justice Minister; and D.M.Swaminathan as Resettlement Minister. MORE...

August 25, 2015  07:52 am|

Nisha Biswal to arrive here next week

Nisha Biswal to arrive here next week

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal is due to arrive in Sri Lanka next week, the Government sources said. MORE....

August 23, 2015  03:24 pm|

Goverment says foreign ministers U.S. visit successful

Goverment says foreign ministers U.S. visit successful

The Sri Lankan government on Sunday said the just-concluded visit to the United States by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was successful. MORE...

February 15, 2015  05:36 pm|

US security adviser Rice pledges help for Sri Lanka transition

US security adviser Rice pledges help for Sri Lanka transition

The United States pledged on Friday to assist Sri Lankas new government in creating a more open and democratic society. MORE..

February 7, 2015  10:08 am|

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