Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (front), along with Commander of the Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Roshan Gunetileke (L), Army Chief Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya (2L), Navy chief Jayanath Colombage (C), Airforce Chief Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama (2R) and Police Chief N. K. Illangakoon (R) look on during a Victory Day parade in Colombo on May 18, 2013. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with the parade which celebrates the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict.
Pakistanis are very disappointed that Sri Lanka won't come – when there were bombs in Colombo before the 1996 World Cup, Australia and other countries wouldn't go there but Pakistan was the first to do so.
We are hoping that the Sri Lanka tour will help us prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup qualifier in Dubai in December and the World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in 2014
We request Sri Lanka to help us with technical officials and as we prepare for the World Cup qualifiers in New ZealandMore quotes »
Rights group criticizes Sri Lanka's rights record
Human Rights Watch statement. The government has rejected similar allegations in the past, saying they were false and biased.Sri Lanka's quarter-century-long civil war ended in May 2009. The government held a military parade and war heroes memorial ceremony Read more »
Envoy alarmed over anti-Muslim events in Sri Lanka
-- The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka expressed alarm at rising hate speech and attacks against Muslims in the island nation and warned that such sentiments should not be allowed to fester.Hate speeches, vilification and even attacks on Muslim-owned businesses Read more »
Sri Lanka to probe mass grave with 150 skeletons
-- A Sri Lankan presidential commission will be appointed to investigate a mass grave where more than 150 skulls and bones, most likely of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, were found last year, a government spokesman said Monday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa Read more »
Sri Lanka opposes UN screening of critical film
Fields of Sri Lanka," contains a narrative that is "discredited, uncorroborated and unsubstantiated."The film alleges Sri Lankan troops engaged in war crimes during the final stages of the conflict with the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009.Sri Lankan ambassador Read more »
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