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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Sri Lanka

Lanka to look at war crimes documentary

A government commission examining the last years of the Sri Lankan civil war will look into the Channel 4 documentary that shows footage of alleged war crimes including military personnel executing unarmed men and women and dumping bodies in trucks.

Tharanga to face ICC doping panel

Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga will appear at an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing later this week, to answer doping charges, officials said today.

India-Lanka ferry resumes

India and Sri Lanka have revived passenger ferry services discontinued in the early 1980s after the Island nation slipped into a civil war that lasted for nearly three decades. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

Will talks resolve ethnic issue?

It's not the first time that the government has held talks with Tamil parties to thrash out a political solution to the festering ethnic issue. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

Teaching a new lesson or two

We know about the seminar that the army proudly held on how to tackle terrorism without getting their soft, saintly hands bloodied. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

Sri Lanka 'war crime' images fuel Tamil resentment

A TV documentary with gruesome footage that appears to back up war crimes charges against Sri Lankan troops has aggravated ethnic wounds two years after the end of the island's civil war.

Lanka's war of blame

Even as war crimes claims were flying around, Lankan army held a seminar to share its experience with other armies on wiping out a terrorist organisation in a 'humanitarian operation' without 'harming civilians'.

Court to rule in trial of SL ex-army chief

A Sri Lankan court was to deliver a verdict Friday on former army chief Sarath Fonseka, accused of inciting violence by alleging the president's brother ordered the execution of surrendering rebels.

Sri Lanka ex-army chief jailed for three years

A Sri Lankan court today jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka for three years for alleging that the President's brother had ordered the execution of surrendering Tamil rebels.

Stop public flogging of women: Pillay

Luxury tourist destination Maldives has been asked to stop forthwith public flogging of women found guilty of extra-marital sex.

Sri Lanka war report presented to parliament

A report on the three-decade-long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka was Friday presented to parliament, making it a public document, an official said.

Krishna meets Sri Lankan President

External affairs minister S M Krishna today met Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo and is understood to have discussed a host of bilateral issues, including the ways to evolve a political solution to resolve the Tamil problem.

India pushes Sri Lanka over war probe

India today encouraged Sri Lanka to implement findings of a probe into the island's bloody civil war as a way to improve ethnic relations after decades of bloodshed.

Krishna unveils rail project in Sri Lanka

India’s external affairs minister SM Krishna today unveiled the first phase of a railway project in southern Sri Lanka that is being built with financial aid from the Indian government.

India announces Rs. 100 cr educational assistance to Lanka

As part of its efforts to assist Sri Lanka in developing human resources, India today announced a massive expansion of its educational assistance provided to students in this country at a cost of Rs. 100 crore by increasing slots in various academic courses.

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