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  1. February 20, 2014

    Manmohan Singh condemns Tamil Nadu plan to release Gandhi killers

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has condemned plans by the southern state of Tamil Nadu to free seven people...

  2. February 19, 2014

    India set to free Rajiv Gandhi killers

    The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced it will free seven prisoners convicted of helping to assassinate former Indian...

  1. September 22, 2013

    Sri Lanka Tamil opposition wins in first polls since civil war

    Sri Lanka’s main Tamil opposition party has won an emphatic victory in the first provincial poll in Northern Province since...

  2. November 9, 2012

    Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

    Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of...

  3. June 15, 2011

    Fresh call for Sri Lanka war crimes probe

    A screen grab from the Channel 4 documentary on Sri Lanka, which appeared to show fresh evidence of human rights abuses The...

  4. May 12, 2011

    Sri Lanka offers insurgency advice

    Sri Lanka has invited military officials from 54 countries, including the US and China, to a seminar to showcase how the...

  5. May 3, 2011

    Sri Lanka’s dirty war must be investigated

    Last year, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, commissioned a report into human rights violations in the...

  6. April 26, 2011

    Sri Lanka bristles over UN war crimes report

    The Sri Lankan government has warned of sweeping protests against the UN after it criticised the military campaign that...

  7. August 13, 2010

    Sri Lanka ex-army chief convicted

    Sri Lanka has given a dishonourable discharge to the general who led the government’s historic military victory in 2009 over...

  8. July 6, 2010

    Sri Lanka shrugs off EU move on trade

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday dismissed moves by the European Union to suspend the island’s access to preferential trade concessions,...

  9. May 27, 2010

    China’s tightening grip on Sri Lanka

    From Prof Neil DeVotta. Sir, In “Beijing tightens its embrace of Sri Lanka” (May 21), Joe Leahy fails to mention the entity...

  10. May 21, 2010

    Beijing tightens its embrace of Sri Lanka

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka's south coast, Chinese engineers dig a channel through the beaches,...

  11. May 21, 2010

    Sri Lanka seeks Bollywood lift

    Sri Lanka is turning to India’s Bollywood film industry to help patch up its image one year after it defeated the island’s...

  12. May 20, 2010

    Sri Lanka builds on Chinese support

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Chinese engineers are digging a channel through the...

  13. May 20, 2010

    Sri Lanka builds on Chinese support

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Chinese engineers dig a channel through the beaches,...

  14. May 18, 2010

    Probing a dirty war

    The International Crisis Group has called for a United Nations investigation into war crimes committed by the government and...

  15. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka braced for tourist onslaught

    Tourism is rebounding so quickly in Sri Lanka after the end of the island’s civil war that in one or two years the country...

  16. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka president cements family's power

    Sri Lanka's new parliament sat for the first time yesterday with the family of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president, cementing its...

  17. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka president cements family’s power

    Sri Lanka’s new parliament sat for the first time on Thursday with the family of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president, cementing its...

  18. April 12, 2010

    Sri Lanka president pushes for harmony after poll

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared he will use his victory in parliamentary elections last week for "reconciliation"...

  19. April 11, 2010

    Sri Lanka president pushes for harmony

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared he will use his victory in parliamentary elections last week for “reconciliation”...

  20. April 10, 2010

    Sri Lankan voters reward president for ending civil war

    Sri Lankans yesterday ushered in a new post-war era in the island's politics, delivering an overwhelming mandate to the...

  21. April 9, 2010

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party set for victory

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party on Friday looked set for victory in the country’s first postwar parliamentary poll, although it...

  22. April 9, 2010

    Sri Lanka peace to bolster coalition

    Sri Lankans on Friday ushered in a new post-war era in the island’s politics, delivering an overwhelming mandate to the...

  23. April 8, 2010

    Sri Lanka holds first postwar parliament poll

    Sri Lankans voted on Thursday in the first parliamentary elections free of the spectre of ethnic conflict, with most hoping...

  24. April 8, 2010

    Sri Lankan leader to tighten grip on power

    As Sri Lankans vote in a parliamentary poll today, the only thing that seems guaranteed is that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

  25. April 7, 2010

    Sri Lanka leader to tighten grip on power

    As Sri Lankans vote in a parliamentary poll on Thursday, the only thing that seems guaranteed is that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

  26. February 18, 2010

    Freedom is again under threat in Sri Lanka

    As one drives towards Sri Lanka's war-torn northern Jaffna Peninsula on the A9 Highway, the island's main north-south...

  27. February 17, 2010

    Freedom under threat in Sri Lanka

    As one drives towards Sri Lanka’s war-torn northern Jaffna Peninsula on the A9 Highway, the island’s main north-south...

  28. February 16, 2010

    Sri Lanka loses EU preferential treatment

    Sri Lanka’s exports to the European Union will face higher tariffs after the bloc’s member states voted to withdraw...

  29. February 9, 2010

    Refugees battle against odds to rebuild shattered lives

    It was around July 1995 that Thavam Sinathampy first fled with his family from the front lines of Sri Lanka's civil war.With...

  30. February 9, 2010

    Fonseka arrest raises fear of crackdown

    The main opposition candidate in Sri Lanka's presidential elections has been arrested, raising further concerns about the...

  31. February 8, 2010

    Sri Lanka refugees try to restart lives

    Uncertain future: Tamils in the Menik Farm internment camp cast their vote in the presidential election won by Mahinda...

  32. February 8, 2010

    Sri Lanka opposition candidate arrested

    The main opposition candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections has been arrested, raising further concerns about the...

  33. January 27, 2010

    Sri Lanka president declared poll victor

    Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president, was on Wednesday declared the winner of a second six-year term in the country’s...

  34. January 27, 2010

    High turnout for Sri Lanka election

    Sri Lankans yesterday went to the polls to elect a president in a vote that will decide the future of the south Asian nation...

  35. January 26, 2010

    Spotlight on former general in Sri Lanka elections

    As Sri Lankans go to the polls today in what is seen as one of the most important presidential elections in the country's...

  36. January 25, 2010

    Sri Lankans braced for election battle between two victors of civil war

    At the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, a man approaches the desk of Paikiasothy...

  37. January 24, 2010

    Sri Lanka war victors set for poll battle

    Buddhist monks during a ’prayer of determination’ ceremony attended by Sarath Fonseka, the opposition presidential candidate...

  38. November 26, 2009

    Sri Lanka's victors must be magnanimous

    M. Chandrapala may not be your typical Sinhalese Sri Lankan. Dressed in an ankle-length lungi and standing outside his...

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