Legal

Jail Term

May 09, 2014 (LBO) – A revenue official was jailed for 102 years on 34 counts related to a value added tax refund fraud and fined 12 billion rupees (91 …

Court Case

COLOMBO, May 5, 2014 (AFP) – Four of Sri Lanka’s most senior hardline Buddhist monks appeared in court Monday accused of insulting the Koran, in …

Boat People

COLOMBO, May 2, 2014 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s navy Friday arrested 54 would-be illegal immigrants in the first major detection of boat people heading to …

Arrested

May 01, 2014 (LBO) – A Sri Lankan national has been arrested in India over alleged links to Pakistani intelligence, the Times of India newspaper said. …

Rights Call

DUBAI, April 22, 2014 (AFP) – Amnesty International accused authorities in gas-rich Qatar on Wednesday of failing to protect domestic workers, citing …

Arrested

COLOMBO, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police have arrested 60 people accused of trying to revive a separatist group behind a civil war that left …

Grave Affair

COLOMBO, March 8, 2014 (AFP) – Sri Lankan authorities halted excavations after recovering 81 skeletal remains from an unmarked mass grave atop an old …

Queries

Feb 21, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s main opposition has charged that a multi-billion dollar sea reclamation deal has been given to a Chinese company …

Released

NEW DELHI, February 19, 2014 (AFP) – The chief minister of an Indian state Wednesday ordered the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the …

Lessons

COLOMBO, February 19, 2014 (AFP) – A Sri Lankan delegation headed to South Africa Wednesday to study the work of a post-apartheid truth commission as …

Commuted

NEW DELHI, February 18, 2014 (AFP) – India’s Supreme Court commuted the death sentences Tuesday for three killers of former prime minister Rajiv …

Probe Call

COLOMBO, February 16, 2014 (AFP) – The United Nations’ human rights chief has recommended an international investigation into war crimes committed …

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