The politics of punishing war crimes in Sri Lanka


Two days ago the national anthem was sung in Tamil at the official celebration of independence day for the first time since independence in 1948.

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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


(AFP) - 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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Three held in Dehiwala-Galkissa house breakings


Three persons were taken into custody yesterday in connection with at least eight house breakings in the Dehiwala-Galkissa area over a period of time, police said.

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Two persons opt for easy way out


Two persons committed suicide after plunging into deep waterways in separate incidents at Talawakelle and Kitulgala yesterday (Friday, 05, February), police said.

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Rain in several places today


Rain has been forecasted over several places in the Eastern and Uva Provinces and in the Hambantota district, later today, an official with the Department of Meteorology said a short while ago.

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Pakistani nabbed in ‘sting’ operation


A fifty-five-year-old Pakistan national was picked up along with a Kilogram of Heroin in a sting operation at a location on the Galle Road shortly before dusk yesterday, police said The man was arrested after several days of surveillance by undercover sleuths from the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB), police added.

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Largest passenger liner at Hambantota Port


The largest ever passenger cruise liner with 1176 persons on board and with a crew of 600, is scheduled to enter the Hambantota Port tomorrow (Sunday, February, 07, officials said.

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