Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa vows to fix 'misconceptions' over human rights record

Lankan troops were accused of systematic abuses during the island's decades-long separatist war against the Tamil Tigers insurgent group, including the killing of at least 40,000 civilians.

published on : 18th January 2022

US sanctions 2 Lankan military officers over human rights violations against Tamils

Chandana Hettiarachchi and Sunil Ratnayake were among several officers from 12 countries who were sanctioned by the US  over accountability for "gross violations of human rights".

published on : 11th December 2021

Sri Lankan soldiers accused of brutally attacking Tamil journalist covering commemoration of civil war dead

Mullaitivu in Sri Lanka's north was the heartland of the LTTE when the armed organisation ran its parallel state in the north and east regions.

published on : 30th November 2021

F1: Bottas wins Turkish GP, Verstappen reclaims title lead

Bottas locked up his first win of the year when he passed Leclerc with about a dozen laps left. It was the first win for Bottas since the Russian GP in September last year.

published on : 10th October 2021

Tamil MP, two others arrested for holding remembrance event for former LTTE leader, released on bail

Police said the Jaffna MP was arrested not only for violating quarantine norms but for participating in an event to show solidarity towards a former member of the LTTE, a banned outfit.

published on : 24th September 2021

Sri Lanka working to address the post-ethnic war issues: Peiris tells Jaishankar

Minister Peiris conveyed to the Indian Foreign Minister about the pragmatic and tangible action taken by the Sri Lankan government to resolve residual matters after the end of the conflict.

published on : 24th September 2021

Ready to engage with Tamil diaspora for talks: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

UN Human Rights Council last week announced in Geneva that they are in possession of some 120,000 pieces of evidence on alleged abuses committed by Sri Lankan troops.

published on : 21st September 2021

A significant omission in Lanka envoy’s document

Unless the Sinhalese start speaking of democracy with respect for diversity and power-sharing, India-Lanka relations would be subjected to severe stresses and strains   

published on : 20th September 2021

'LTTE Kabeer' murder case convict Farooq dies while on parole

Farooq was recently released on parole after the state government decided to release prisoners to decongest prisons in the wake of covid surge.

published on : 10th September 2021

Max Verstappen tops last practice for Netherlands Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas second

The orange-clad home crowd roared as the Red Bull star Max Verstappen finished an impressive .56 seconds quicker than Valtteri Bottas.

published on : 4th September 2021

Sri Lanka lauds UK partnership in fight against terror; notes decision to keep LTTE in proscribed list

In a communique, the government of Sri Lanka was notified that the UK Home Secretary has decided to maintain the proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as a terrorist organisation.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Drugs, ammo in Sri Lankan boat: LTTE, Pakistan links identified

The NIA has found that the conspiracy to smuggle drugs and weapons from Pakistan using fishing vessels started in the second half of 2020.

published on : 14th August 2021

Sri Lankan government probing massacre of Buddhist monks by LTTE in 1987: Apex court told

Some 33 monks and three civilians were travelling in a bus on the monthly Buddhist holy day when the bus was waylaid by the LTTE, who randomly opened fire, killing at least 31 monks.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Styrian Grand Prix: Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas handed three place grid drop for 'dangerous driving'

During the hearing, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas stated that in the past they have been losing time in the pit departure.

published on : 26th June 2021

Valtteri Bottas leads first practice at French Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas overcame a poor start to top the first practice session ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the French GP.

published on : 18th June 2021
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