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VOL. 11, NO. 248


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Demand for Sri Lanka crimes probe
BBC South Asia, 2010-12-09 16:57:35 EST. International human rights groups have joined Tamil diaspora groups and the UN to call for a full investigation into possible Sri Lankan war crimes. Their call follows the recent release of a video by Tamil diaspora websites showing the bruised body of a pro-rebel female news reader. The UN and rights groups say that the probe should also examine alleged crimes committed by Tamil Tiger rebels. The Sri Lankan military has dismissed the idea of an international inquiry. It argues that it behaved with complete discipline in the last months of the war. More...
Published: Fri Dec 10 09:22:43 EST 2010

Sri Lanka to boycott Nobel ceremony amid Chinese pressure - Hindustan Times, 2010-12-09 18:08:13 EST. PTI Amid intense Chinese pressure, Sri Lanka on Thursday decided not attend Friday's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo for jailed Chinese dissident writer ... More...
Published: Thu Dec 9 09:35:33 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka authorities appeal for help over 'tsunami baby' - AFP, 2010-12-10 00:00:00 EST. COLOMBO A six-year-old girl found at a house in Colombo is believed to have been sold by a hospital worker soon after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Sri Lankan child protection authorities said Thursday. Staff at the National Child Protection Authority went to the house after neighbours complained that the girl was being abused, an NCPA spokesman said. More...
Published: Thu Dec 9 15:58:47 EST 2010 Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Government seeks to boost migrant labour skills -, 2010-12-09 14:44:15 EST. This year at least three returned to Sri Lanka alleging severe abuse... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Menik Farm closure unlikely by year-end -, 2010-12-09 14:12:51 EST. In 2009, the IDPs fled fighting between government forces and the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which had been fighting for an ... Back to the top

Devananda not proclaimed offender: HC
The Hindu, 2010-12-09 00:47:00 EST. The Madras High Court today ruled that Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda was not pronounced as a proclaimed offender in connection with a 1986 murder case in the city... Back to the top

Rights group: War crimes probe needed in Sri Lanka - Washington Post, 2010-12-09 11:58:55 EST. AP COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- An international human rights group says there is new video evidence linking Sri Lanka's military to the summary execution of ... Back to the top

Baby believed dead in 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami is alive - BBC News, 2010-12-09 18:02:53 EST. More than 30000 people were killed in Sri Lanka during the tsunami and Ms Dissanayake said that it could take anything between a week to a year for her ... Back to the top

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