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Sri Lanka detains British tourist over Buddha tattoo

Colombo - Sri Lanka has detained a female British tourist for having a Buddha tattoo on her right arm and ordered her deportation, police said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

T20 winners Sri Lanka brace for biggest party after war

Colombo - Sri Lanka was preparing to throw its biggest party since the end of the country's ethnic war Monday after beating India in the final of cricket's World T20 tournament.
In the Media by AFP

Sri Lanka ruling party wins vote test with lower margin

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ruling party won local elections, but with smaller than expected margins in a crucial mid-term test for President Mahinda Rajapakse, official results showed Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Sri Lanka mass grave over old burial site

Colombo - Sri Lankan authorities halted excavations after recovering 81 skeletal remains from an unmarked mass grave atop an old burial ground in the island's former war zone, an official said Saturday.Judicial medical officer Dhananjaya Waidyaratne said digging...
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Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Sri Lanka family finds mass grave in garden

Colombo - A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police said Saturday, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country's former war zone.The family made the grisly find on Friday while ...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Bellamy Brothers is first country act to tour Sri Lanka and India

Legendary country duo, the Bellamy Brothers, has returned from an extensive tour of India and Sri Lanka. They are the first country act to tour in those Asian countries.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

UN seeks foreign probe of Sri Lanka war crimes

Colombo - The United Nations' human rights chief has recommended an international investigation into war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of its Tamil separatist conflict, a report said Sunday.The local Sunday Times newspaper in Sri Lanka sa...
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New report raises pressure on Sri Lanka over 'war crimes'

Colombo - Sri Lanka's army led an orgy of indiscriminate killing at the climax of the island's civil war, and has since tried to destroy evidence of its crimes, a new investigation published Wednesday by foreign experts claimed.
In the Media by Amal JAYASINGHE (AFP)

Op-Ed: Commonwealth summit opens in Sri Lanka, chaotic scenes in Jaffna

Colombo - The Commonwealth Summit began in Sri Lanka Friday but the row over human rights breaches will not go away. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will chair the summit for the next two years, which could cause problems if concerns are not addressed.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Sri Lanka hosts Commonwealth summit amid human rights abuse

Colombo - Sri Lanka's failure to address international concerns about its record on human rights during its war with Tamil rebels has overshadowed this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 6 comments

Cricket: Sri Lanka v South Africa live 3rd T20I

Hambantota - The third and the final T20I between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be played at Hambantota and will give the hosts a chance to pull one back.
In the Media by Zed Dav

Op-Ed: Malaysian accountants struggling to find work in Australia

It's no secret that the Australian government is constantly looking for skilled and professional migrants to grace their sunny shores, but it's being reported that the accounting industry has been recently hit with a surplus of workers.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

One protester killed in Sri Lankan military shooting

Colombo - One person has been killed and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka's military shot at protesters demanding clean drinking water.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Marijuana man Jamen Shively reveals plans for national pot brand

Entrepreneur Jamen Shively held a press conference in Seattle on Thursday and, with former Mexican president Vincente Fox by his side, said he's going ahead with plans to market a national brand of marijuana. He believes he can be the Starbucks of pot.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Orcas versus sperm whale caught on film

A recent photo expedition off Sri Lanka produced more than just photos of blue whales. Instead, there was a sighting of killer whales assaulting sperm whales.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

New species of giant tarantula spider discovered in Sri Lanka

Biologists say they have discovered a new species of giant tarantula in northern Sri Lanka. The spider, about the size of a human face, belongs to the genus Poecilotheria, tree-dwelling venomous tarantulas found in India and Sri Lanka
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Worst butt dial ever as Sri Lankan prisoner hides cellphone

Welikada - A prisoner at the high-security Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka tried to hide a cellphone in his rectum, during a search by the guards. All would have been fine, but the darn thing decided to ring.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Mysterious mass grave discovered in central Sri Lanka

Matale - The remains of dozens of people were unearthed last month in the center of the country as a variety of theories try to solve this bizarre and suspicious find.
In the Media by Patrick Devaney

Op-Ed: UN report highlights failure in Sri Lanka

According to a newly released UN report, the international body failed to protect civilians in the last months of the Sri Lankan civil war, which ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
In the Media by Raluca Besliu
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