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U.N. envoy seeks probe into ‘horrendous’ Sri Lanka video
Journalist jailed for criticizing Sri Lanka’s military
A Sri Lankan court sentenced a journalist Monday to serve 20 years in prison for articles that criticized the military, according to the Asian Human Rights Commission. “The AHRC is not surprised by this judgment because at the very inception of this case, the AHRC pointed out that this is purely a political case,” the commission said in a statement.
Floods hit Sri Lanka refugee camps
Flash floods have inundated refugee camps in northern Sri Lanka, endangering more than 16,000 Tamil refugees who only months ago survived cross-fire in the country’s two-decade civil war, the United Nations says. Three days of heavy rains have damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 shelters housing the refugees in the Vavuniya District and in Menik Farm, according to the U.N.
Holders India crash out of World Twenty20
Paper: 20,000 killed in Sri Lanka conflict
More than 20,000 civilians were killed in the final months of Sri Lanka’s civil war — nearly three times previous estimates, The Times newspaper in Britain reported Friday. The Times said it had acquired confidential U.N. documents that record nearly 7,000 civilian deaths in the no-fire zone up to the end of April.
What Next for Sri Lanka’s 2.5 Million Tamils?
The Sri Lankan national flag is everywhere in Colombo these days. In the last months of the Sri Lankan government’s 26-year war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , the national flag a sword-bearing lion on a deep red field was flown at rallies each time the Sri Lankan army gained ground against the LTTE.
Sri Lanka urges surrender of rebel suspects
Sri Lanka: We’re providing enough for refugees
Sri Lanka has rejected criticism that it is not doing enough to provide for the estimated 250,000 refugees following the end of its war with the Tamil Tigers. Relief agencies say more needs to be done to help the refugees. However, the man in charge of Sri Lanka’s refugee camps said the government was in control of the situation