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VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.
Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva, avoided using the term foreign judges in his reply, and instead said that SL will take foreign expertise.
The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a committee to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture.
Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka
Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.
The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.
According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the conflict with the defeat of LTTE in 2009.
The delay fuels international concerns of a worryingly slow probe.
Sri Lanka is yet to set up a court of inquiry or say how the matter will be investigated.
The 5,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were to attend the annual St.Anthony’s Feast in Kachchativu island on Saturday and Sunday failed to turn up today.
As part of defusing the fishermen agitation, Sri Lanka will release 85 Indian fishermen, India will release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen.
Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.
Pacific Partnership is the largest multinational humanitarian exercise, the embassy says.
In its latest report to UNHRC, the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights had demanded a hybrid court comprising Sri Lankan and foreign judges to try war crimes cases.
His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.
Such abuses are continuing even as Sri Lanka's worryingly slow progress addressing its wartime past risks derailing the move toward lasting peace, the rights office warned.
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