Joint Opposition express disappointment at not being able to meet UN Chief


Members of the Joint Opposition today expressed disappointment at not being allowed to meet UN Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

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Former President Rajapaksa signs petition against war crimes court


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa launched the collection of signatures for a petition, urging the President to protect war heroes from an international war crimes court The petition prepared by the National Movement to Protect War Heroes aims to collect a million signatures.

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Maldives police arrest judge, ex-prosecutor general


A presidential official in the Maldives says police have arrested a judge and a former prosecutor general for issuing an arrest warrant for the country's president without the police requesting one, in the latest political turmoil, the Associated Press reported.

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43 Lankan reguees from Tamil Nadu to return to the island


Forty three Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme, the Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Ministry stated in a release.

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Pictorial : UN Chief visits the North


Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein  visited Jaffna, Trincomalee and Kandy in addition to Colombo.

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UN High Commissioner for human rights visits the Dalada Maligawa


The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, paid a visit to the Sri Dalada Maligawa this morning (Feb 08).

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Lankan nationalists protest U.N. rights chief's visit on war crimes


Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the U.

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UN rights chief in SL for talks over war crimes


The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein began his first visit to Sri Lanka Saturday to gauge the island's progress in investigating allegations troops committed atrocities during a prolonged civil war.

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India will give its fullest support to Lanka’s policies; Indian Foreign Minister assures


Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that the government of India will back Sri Lanka for its policies behind the reconciliation and the development, President Media Unit said.

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