Sri Lanka's human rights commission proposes abolishment of death penalty

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka's human rights commission proposes abolishment of death penalty 

COLOMBO, Jan. 4 — The national human rights commission in Sri Lanka on Monday proposed to abolish the death penalty in keeping with Sri Lanka's commitment to a more humane society consonant with human rights principles and values.

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Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month 

COLOMBO, Dec. 26 — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, officials said today.

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Sri Lanka continues to probe over alleged coup attempt

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka continues to probe over alleged coup attempt 

COLOMBO, May 20 — Sri Lanka on Wednesday said that it was still investigating allegations of an alleged coup attempt during the January 8 presidential elections.

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Sri Lankan gov't says electoral reforms should pave way for more women in parliament

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COLOMBO, May 11 — Sri Lanka's new electoral reforms should make space for more women representation in parliament, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera told reporters on Monday.

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Sri Lankan gov't denies political influence in ex-president's fraud probe

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan gov't denies political influence in ex-president's fraud probe 

COLOMBO, May 11 — Sri Lanka's new government on Monday denied any politicization over the ongoing fraud investigations against former President Mahinda Rajapakse's regime, an official said.

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Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing 

COLOMBO, March 16 — Sri Lanka's special presidential commission appointed to investigate over 20,000 cases of people that went missing during the nearly three decades of war is to hand in an interim report to President Maithripala Sirisena this week, the President Media Unit said in a statement on Monday.

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Massive protest breaks out in Sri Lanka over prison riot

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Massive protest breaks out in Sri Lanka over prison riot 

COLOMBO, Feb. 17 — A massive protest was staged outside the main prison in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday with hundreds of protesters demanding for an investigation into a prison riot in 2012 which left at least 27 inmates dead and several others injured.

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