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Sri Lanka’s Long Road to Reconciliation

Sri Lanka’s Long Road to Reconciliation

In 2009, when the Sri Lankan government defeated the terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after an almost 30-year civil war, opportunity awaited the country and its people. I…

Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip

Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip

(Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday told Sri Lankans living in Italy that he hoped to take up an invitation to visit their country, where the wounds of civil war…

U.S. Says Sri Lanka Refuses Visa for Official After War Crime Accusations

U.S. Says Sri Lanka Refuses Visa for Official After War Crime Accusations

– COLOMBO Sri Lanka has refused a visa request for a U.S. State Department official, the U.S. Embassy said on Feb. 4, after Washington signalled it would propose a U.N.…

Sri Lanka rejects "reckless" US criticism of its rights record

Sri Lanka rejects "reckless" US criticism of its rights record

Sri Lanka rejected U.S. criticism of its human rights record as “grossly disproportionate” on Sunday, a day after a senior U.S. official said Washington would table a U.N. resolution against…

Nisha Desai Sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of State for S. Asia

Nisha Desai Sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of State for S. Asia

  Washington’s rebalance to Asia recognizes the vital link South Asia has in the security and prosperity of the United States, said the top official sworn in as Assistant Secretary…

Army Occupation Angers Sri Lankan Tamils Four Years After War Ends

Army Occupation Angers Sri Lankan Tamils Four Years After War Ends

The threats came by text message, a phone call and a delivery of two cow skulls. The message was clear: stop protesting against the army’s occupation of your land or…

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