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  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:29 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:28 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

  • Sri Lanka says Canada holds Commonwealth to ransom 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:08 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Canada of using its funding of the Commonwealth as a political tool by suspending its $10 million annual contribution while Sri Lanka chairs the group's secretariat.

  • Canada suspends funding over Sri Lanka 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:32 pm
  • OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada is suspending $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.

  • Sri Lanka says it killed 3 trying to revive rebels 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:53 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan soldiers on Friday killed three men who were attempting to revive the Tamil Tigers separatist group, which was defeated in the country's civil war nearly five years ago, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Women's group; Rebel suspects' families detained 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:13 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A Sri Lankan women's rights group said Wednesday that the government is arresting innocent female relatives of males it suspects are trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group and the women are suffering from ill treatment.

  • Sri Lanka refuses cooperation with UN-backed probe 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:23 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's foreign minister said Monday that his country will not cooperate with the United Nations human rights chief when she begins an investigation into alleged crimes from the island nation's civil war.

  • Sri Lankans celebrate big cricket victory 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:06 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan cricket fans paraded through the streets, waved flags and lit firecrackers after their national team won the World Twenty20 title.

  • Indian envoy calls for Sri Lanka power sharing 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:25 pm
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - India's ambassador urged Sri Lanka's government on Friday to expedite power sharing with ethnic minority Tamils after a recent United Nations resolution authorized an international war crimes investigation.

  • Sri Lanka bans global Tamil political groups 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:31 am
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka has banned the self-declared government-in-exile of ethnic minority Tamils and more than a dozen other Tamil diaspora groups, accusing them of committing and supporting terrorism and freezing their assets, the government said Wednesday.

  • Sri Lanka fights against UN civil war inquiry 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:43 pm
  • GENEVA - Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.'s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation's civil war that ended in 2009.