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Sunday 26 October  

Article: Sri Lanka ex-army chief vows to unseat government

Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail last month, renewed his fight with President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday with a call to defeat his "corrupt" government. [related-articles]Fonseka led...

Article: Sri Lanka sets up new courts to try war suspects

Sri Lanka is setting up new courts to accelerate cases against hundreds of Tamil rebel suspects three years after the end of the island's bloody ethnic war, a government spokesman said Thursday. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the justice...

Article: Sri Lanka to free ex-army chief: official

Sri Lanka's president Thursday secured cabinet approval to free jailed former army chief and defeated opposition presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, a senior official said. [related-articles]President Mahinda Rajapakse's spokesman said...

Article: UN finds cluster bombs in Sri Lanka

A report from a U.N. mine removal expert says unexploded cluster munitions have been found in northern Sri Lanka, appearing to confirm for the first time that the weapons were used in that country's long civil war. The revelation is likely...

Video: British Tamil locked up, key thrown away

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a British Tamil imprisoned five years ago. He has never been charged with a crime but has nonetheless remained in a Colombo jail, held on suspicion of supplying Tamil Tiger (LTTE)...

Article: Majority vote: Sri Lanka should punish civil war crimes

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution Thursday urging Sri Lanka to "credibly investigate" allegations of violations during the war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009. The US-led resolution was adopted with 24 votes...

Article: Hundreds detained illegally in Sri Lanka: Amnesty

Sri Lanka is illegally holding hundreds of detainees who are vulnerable to torture and execution, Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report urging UN support for a probe into alleged war crimes. The 63-page document entitled "...

Article: Sri Lanka to resist US war crimes resolution

Sri Lanka on Thursday dismissed as "ill-timed and ill-conceived" a US move at the UN Human Rights Council to censure Colombo over alleged crimes against humanity in the final phase of its separatist war. Water Supply Minister...

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Article: Sri Lanka president immune from prosecution in US

A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse alleging he was responsible for torture by the armed forces, ruling that he has immunity as a head of state. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in...

Article: Sri Lanka rejects need for U.N. war crime resolution

Sri Lanka on Monday rejected U.N. involvement in probing allegations of army atrocities in the long war against Tamil rebels that ended in 2009, saying U.N. calls to prosecute soldiers guilty of misconduct were "unwarranted incursions...