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British group: Tamil detainees beaten, raped in Sri Lanka

British group: Tamil detainees beaten, raped in Sri Lanka

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- Tamils detained by Sri Lanka after the end of the long civil war were subjected to physical abuse and sexual violence, a British legal group says.
British citizen, political prisoner perishes in Sri Lankan prison

British citizen, political prisoner perishes in Sri Lankan prison

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Visvalingam Gobithas, a British citizen of Tamil origin who was accused of terrorism, succumbs after years of imprisonment in Sri Lanka.
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Activists demand closure of Australia's Manus center

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Activists in Australia are demanding the government closes its asylum seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea after it was revealed a former Sri Lankan military officer is in charge.

Charity accuses Sri Lankan authorities of coverup

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A report by French aid group Action Contra la Faim says Sri Lankan security forces killed 17 of its aid workers in 2006 and the charity is demanding an international inquiry into the massacre.

Sri Lanka rejects British call for probe of rights abuse allegations

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka has rejected a call by Britain for an international probe into allegations of human rights abuses committed after the island nation's civil war.
President says Sri Lanka will investigate charges of rights violations

President says Sri Lanka will investigate charges of rights violations

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka will investigate allegations of human rights violations presented through the country's legal system, the nation's president said Thursday.

Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Summit comes under fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's government is on the defensive ahead of the 53-nation Commonwealth Summit after a British television crew complained of police interference.

Colombo police arrest cop in contract killing inquiry

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 12 (UPI) -- Police in Sri Lanka are questioning a senior police officer arrested over the alleged contract killing of a millionaire shoe businessman last month.

Sri Lanka rejects commonwealth criticism

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 30 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's external affair minister hit back at stiff criticism over the country being chosen to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November.

Thugs target Sri Lankan newspaper office

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 5 (UPI) -- Masked men in northern Sri Lanka trashed the office of an opposition Tamil newspaper and beat up staff in the latest attack on journalists.

Sri Lanka denies killing militant's son

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan army dismissed as a lie a documentary that reportedly shows the killing of the 12-year-old son of the leader of the separatist Tamil Tigers.

Canada's anti-terrorism law upheld

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court Friday unanimously upheld the country's anti-terrorism law, rejecting the contention it limits freedom of religion and speech.

Tamil Tigers say leader was killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 24 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebel group has acknowledged that its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead.

Tamil Tiger leader believed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of the rebel Tamil Tigers remains in Sri Lanka and is leading attacks from his hideout, the country's army officials say.

Sri Lanka says 32 Tamil rebels slain

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 7 (UPI) -- At least 32 Tamil rebels have been killed in heavy fighting in northeastern Sri Lanka, military officials said Saturday.

Crack down on Tamil Tigers requested

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- The president of Sri Lanka called on the British government to stop the Tamil Tigers from raising money in Britain.

Squad met LTTE chief before naval blast

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 1 (UPI) -- A Tamil Tigers chief met with a suicide squad prior to a deadly attack on a Sri Lankan navy vessel, a government defense official said Tuesday.

Rebels, Sri Lankin soldiers die in clashes

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Skirmishes between Sri Lankan solders and Tamil Tigers in the Mannar and Vavuniya districts killed 26 rebels and five soldiers, military officials said Monday.

Sri Lanka says 28 rebels killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka on Monday claimed its security forces had killed 28 Tamil Tiger rebels in clashes in the troubled northern region of the island nation.

Military reports more Tamil Tigers killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Violence persisted Saturday in northern Sri Lanka, with the army reporting that soldiers had killed at least 28 Tamil Tiger militant fighters.

More clashes with Tigers in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Violence between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan soldiers took the lives of 49 members of the separatist group Wednesday, the government said.

28 militants, 7 soldiers dead in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- At least 17 members of the Tamil Tigers died Wednesday in fights with army units in the northern part of Sri Lanka, military officials said.

Tamil Tigers political leader killed

KILINOCHCHI , Sri Lanka, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Tamil Tigers rebel group in Sri Lanka said a high-ranking political leader of the group was killed in a Sri Lankan airstrike.

Sri Lanka violence claims 13 more lives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 30 (UPI) -- At least 13 people -- eight civilians and five soldiers -- have died in the latest fighting in Sri Lanka between the military and separatist Tamil Tigers.

Politician: Gandhi misled Tamil Tigers

CHENNAI, India, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi knowingly misled Tamil Tigers fighting for nationhood in Sri Lanka, a Tamil Nadu party leader said Sunday.
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