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For six months, the Sri Lankan army and the government declined to respond to AP's questions about the 2007 case. Instead, officials first dodged repeated queries, then gave vague assurances that the scandal represented an isolated incident.
Colombo: The death toll from the sudden collapse of a giant open garbage dump near Colombo reached 31 on Tuesday even as Sri Lankan army personnel searched for missing persons four days after the debris buried dozens of houses. A portion of the ...
Sri Lankan army rescuers remove debris from a buried house following a garbage mound collapse in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 17, 2017.
Sri Lankan army soldiers and rescue workers salvage belongings of residents of the line of buried houses in a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017.
A Sri Lankan army soldier walks to erect red flags to demarcate danger zones following the collapse of a garbage mound in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 17, 2017.
For six months, the Sri Lankan army and the government declined to respond to AP's questions about the 2007 case. Instead, officials first dodged repeated queries, then gave vague assurances that the scandal represented an isolated incident.
Sri Lankan army soldiers and rescue workers salvage belongings after houses are buried in a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Sri Lankan army soldiers and rescue workers salvage belongings after houses are buried in a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Sri Lankan army soldiers and rescue workers salvage belongings after houses are buried in a collapse of a garbage dump in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Therefore it is nonsensical to blame the Sri Lankan army for sexual offences against Tamils. If anyone did so, that was done against clear instructions not to do so as STI prevalence was thought to be very high in the north and east Tamil community due ...
(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Sri Lankan army soldiers trained as U.N. peacekeepers march during a ceremony in Panagoda army camp, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
For six months, the Sri Lankan army and the government declined to respond to AP's questions about the 2007 case. Instead, officials first dodged repeated queries, then gave vague assurances that the scandal represented an isolated incident.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Sri Lankan army soldiers trained as U.N. peacekeepers march during a ceremony in Panagoda army camp, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan army team, which took part at the recently concluded 2nd International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition - 2017 in Pakistan won two Silver medals.
The LTTE was overconfident of its abilities and thought that the Sri Lankan army could never defeat it on the battlefield. And throughout the negotiation period they attempted to get an advantage by creating chaos on the ground, I think they thought ...
The west-NATO comes in and launches 60 tomahawk missiles at Sri Lankan army weopons depots. Violating sovereign airspace of a country.
For readers who still do not get it, in November 2007 114 members of the 950 member Sri Lankan army peacekeeping mission in Haiti were accused of sexual "misconduct.
Sri Lankan army accounts for the largest share of defense expenditure 33. 3.3.4. The country is expected to invest US$5.3 billion in its army during the forecast period 35.
From the audience, former navy officer and Rajapaksa ally, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara, read out a statement during the question and answer session of the event, denying that war crimes had been committed by the Sri Lankan army. While the ...
The regime of President Mahinda Rajapakse scoffed at a United Nations probe into the alleged crimes of the Sri Lankan army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and even going to the extent of denying entry of United Nations officials into the country.
A firm LTTE supporter, Vaiko in his speech had warned of a "bloodbath" in Tamil Nadu if "something" happened to LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in the ongoing offensive by the Sri Lankan army in the island nation's Tamil areas. He had also said that there ...
"The appointment of Major-General Shavendra Silva, an alleged war criminal, as the chief administrative officer of the Sri Lankan army is a slap in the face to tens of thousands of victims still waiting for justice eight years after the war ended ...
For example, just before the Chinese Defence Minister's visit, the Sri Lankan army Chief visited Kathmandu. And immediately after that the USPACOM chief was in Kathmandu.
This is a guy who has constantly maintained that the Sri Lankan army committed excesses etc. and that an an international investigation with foreign judges should be the way to set about post war retribution, which his ilk has conveniently and ...
A few years ago, the Sri Lankan army had sought six horses from India. The proposal, however, got stuck in red tape. Very promptly, the Pakistani Army stepped in and provided the horses that Sri Lanka had sought.
For example, just before the Chinese Defence Minister's visit, the Sri Lankan army Chief visited Kathmandu. And immediately after that the USPACOM chief was in Kathmandu.
Speaking of allegations of war crimes levelled against the Sri Lankan army, Samaraweera said that whether they indeed amounted to war crimes would have to be decided by a court.
Explaining his stand, he said Sri Lankan Tamils were continuing their relay agitation on various demands, including the ones for retrieving their houses and farmland from Sri Lankan army. They have also been raising the issue of the people who went ...
Kilinochchi locals marched calling for the withdrawal of the Sri Lankan army from public lands, in particular from the Vaddakkachchi Agricultural farm, which is currently being used as a military camp.
The Sri Lankan army was alleged of atrocities on Tamil citizens in the end of the civil war. Gnanam Foundation was started by Lyca Productions which is also funding Rajinikanth's forthcoming film 2.0 which is a Diwali release.
She, along with a group of 10 artists, reached Anuradhapura only two days before the dismantling of the Omanthai checkpoint, the last Sri Lankan army check point which divided the government and LTTE-controlled areas. The timing of the visit was sheer ...
"We have to safeguard our victory," he added, referring to the Sri Lankan army's victory over the Tamil Tigers that ended the war.
From the first resolution commending Sri Lanka a plethora of resolutions emerged making wild allegations against the Sri Lankan army. After requesting Sri Lanka to investigate (LLRC appointed in May 2010) weeks later Ban Ki Moon for the first time ever ...
Hong Kong was once a safe place for asylum seeker Ajith Pushpakumara. He fled to the territory after being tortured for deserting the Sri Lankan army. Now he says authorities from his home country are looking for him here, forcing him to change addresses.
Mar 22, Colombo: The annual army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan army and the Indian Army were inaugurated for the sixth consecutive year today (22) at BMICH in Colombo.
The documentary is about the war crimes committed in 2009 during Sri Lanka's civil war, including extrajudicial executions of fighters and supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the shelling by the Sri Lankan army that indiscriminately ...
The documentary is about the war crimes committed in 2009 during Sri Lanka's civil war, including extra-judicial executions of fighters and supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the shelling by the Sri Lankan army that indiscriminately ...
The picture shows ordinary people, their eyes downcast, waiting in line to catch the ferry from Nainativu Island to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE, lost a prolonged secessionist war with the Sri Lankan ...
The Sri Lankan army was alleged of atrocities on Tamil citizens in the end of the civil war. Gnanam Foundation was started by Lyca Productions which is also funding Rajinikanth's forthcoming film 2.0 which is a Diwali release.
She, along with a group of 10 artists, reached Anuradhapura only two days before the dismantling of the Omanthai checkpoint, the last Sri Lankan army check point which divided the government and LTTE-controlled areas. The timing of the visit was sheer ...
"We have to safeguard our victory," he added, referring to the Sri Lankan army's victory over the Tamil Tigers that ended the war.
From the first resolution commending Sri Lanka a plethora of resolutions emerged making wild allegations against the Sri Lankan army. After requesting Sri Lanka to investigate (LLRC appointed in May 2010) weeks later Ban Ki Moon for the first time ever ...
Hong Kong was once a safe place for asylum seeker Ajith Pushpakumara. He fled to the territory after being tortured for deserting the Sri Lankan army. Now he says authorities from his home country are looking for him here, forcing him to change addresses.
The documentary is about the war crimes committed in 2009 during Sri Lanka's civil war, including extrajudicial executions of fighters and supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the shelling by the Sri Lankan army that indiscriminately ...
Mar 22, Colombo: The annual army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan army and the Indian Army were inaugurated for the sixth consecutive year today (22) at BMICH in Colombo.
The documentary is about the war crimes committed in 2009 during Sri Lanka's civil war, including extra-judicial executions of fighters and supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the shelling by the Sri Lankan army that indiscriminately ...
The picture shows ordinary people, their eyes downcast, waiting in line to catch the ferry from Nainativu Island to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE, lost a prolonged secessionist war with the Sri Lankan ...
At ten that morning, Major Sheonan Singh, leader of the para commandos team, had received orders from 54 Division to hand over the prisoners to the Sri Lankan army at 4 p.m. Sheonan's men had laid the MMGs and the grenades as a protective measure, ...
Kathmandu: United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)'s Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr arrived here in the capital on Sunday to take part in a multinational military drill for peacekeeping, Nepal army said.
Last month, Hendry was found guilty by the magistrate's court here for screening No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, a documentary highlighting the massacre of mostly ethnic Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, on July 3, 2013. Hendry, who is a ...


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