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DECEMBER 18, 2010 EST, USA
 
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US lawmakers urge Sri Lanka rights probe - AFP
google.com, 2010-12-18 05:45:00 EST. WASHINGTON Dozens of US lawmakers on Friday urged a global probe into alleged rights violations by Sri Lanka in the last stages of its civil war, saying Colombo's own efforts do not ensure accountability. In letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 17 senators and 30 members of the House of Representatives called for the United States to seek a United Nations role investigating last year's finale of the Tamil Tiger insurgency. "We strongly believe that any conclusions reached by the Sri Lankan government's commissions must be verified by a parallel international mechanism" backed by the United Nations, the senators wrote. More...
Published: Fri Dec 17 21:58:29 EST 2010

Govt, LTTE abused human rights:Wikileaks - Oneindia
google.com, 2010-12-18 17:31:55 EST. According to the BBC, the cables dated 2007 claim that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forcibly recruited civilians to participate in the war ... More...
Published: Sat Dec 18 09:03:14 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka allows UN to 'share' war crime evidence - Washington Post
google.com, 2010-12-18 15:02:49 EST. AP COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka has backtracked and will now allow a United Nations team to visit the country and share evidence ... More...
Published: Sat Dec 18 08:51:53 EST 2010 Back to the top
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Both Lankan govt, LTTE committed rights abuses: Wikileaks - Indian Express
google.com, 2010-12-18 11:21:45 EST. Both the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka's government have long faced accusations by human rights groups of committing abuses during the 26-year conflict... Back to the top

'Lanka govt allowed paramilitary groups to run sex rackets' - Hindustan Times
google.com, 2010-12-17 18:06:09 EST. Another leaked cable said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) used draconian conscription methods to recruit Tamil civilians to its forces... Back to the top

Fox Sri Lanka trip cancelled amid rumours of row with Hague - Politics.co.uk
google.com, 2010-12-17 16:23:04 EST. The defence secretary has cancelled a trip to Sri Lanka amid questions over its human rights record while battling Tamil groups last year... Back to the top

Sri Lanka''s jailed ex-army chief celebrates birthday in court - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-18 15:47:51 EST. Colombo, Dec 18 (PTI) Sri Lanka''s jailed ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka marked his 60th birthday by cutting a cake smuggled into the court while attending a ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 'colluded in killings' - BBC News
google.com, 2010-12-18 04:00:42 EST. Both the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka's government have long faced accusations by human rights groups of committing abuses during the 26-year conflict... Back to the top

Sri Lanka no more underdeveloped country: World Bank - Sify
google.com, 2010-12-17 19:49:31 EST. Colombo, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka is no longer an underdeveloped country, having surpassed the per capita income of $2000, a World Bank official said here ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka battles coconut shortage - AFP
google.com, 2010-12-17 12:45:00 EST. COLOMBO Sri Lanka's authorities have been forced to step in to control the spiralling price of coconuts -- a dietary staple -- by setting a ceiling price ... Back to the top

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