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20 Tigers to be sued for war crimes

Some 20 hardcore LTTE cadres who are alleged to have committed war crimes will be prosecuted within the next six months under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and Emergency Regulations, thus bringing to a closure the uncertainty over the fate of the detainees.

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Over 50% of LLRC recommendations implemented, President tells the media

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that 50 per cent of the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) had been implemented in line with the government’s post-war national reconciliation policy.

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Irish MP Wants UK To Act On Lanka

An Irish parliamentarian has asked the British government to use its not inconsiderable international influence to advocate a patient approach in Sri Lanka.

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French tanker saves 28 Lankans from watery grave Australian media given access to rescued people on-board warship

A French Tanker, MT Famenne, rescued 28 Sri Lankans, including four women and a five-year-old child from a watery grave on the high seas in the wake of a spat between Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake and Australian High Commissioner Robyn Mudie, as regards Sri Lanka’s alleged failure to prevent the launch of trawlers carrying those seeking political asylum Down Under.