Sri Lanka


video 29 October 2014 UK, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka landslide: hundreds feared dead - video

A landslide in Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people after hitting a village after days of heavy monsoon rain, burying scores of houses. Over 300 people are listed as missing.

article 08 July 2014 World, Australia
Australia backs down, but Sri Lanka refugees trapped

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers will remain stuck at sea on a boat while an Australian court decides their fate - but the government says it will not send them back without 72 hours' notice.

article 07 July 2014 World, Australia
Australian government blocked over Tamil asylum seekers

Australia's high court stops the mid-ocean transfer of 153 Tamil asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy, days after 41 others were handed straight to the Sri Lankan police on their return.

article 04 July 2014 World, Sri Lanka
by Tamil woman raped by Sri Lankan soldiers to be deported

Weeks after William Hague's summit on sexual violence in conflict, the British government is to deport a Tamil woman back to Sri Lanka, despite claims she was repeatedly raped by Sri Lankan soldiers.

article 11 April 2014 UK, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Jonathan Miller by Controversial MP trip to Sri Lanka cancelled at 11th hour

An all-expenses-paid trip by five UK MPs and their partners, including business-class travel to and from Sri Lanka, is cancelled amid cross-party recriminations - hours before departure.

article 27 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka war crimes: the evidence
Sri Lanka 'war crimes': the evidence

As the UN prepares to launch an inquiry into allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News presents the evidence collected by this programme over the past five years.

article 27 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka soldier under UN sign
Jonathan Miller by 'Victory for Sri Lankan people': UN to probe 'war crimes'

The United Nations is to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes and continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

article 26 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapaksa and Tamil civil war victim
Jonathan Miller by UN to vote on 'monumental' Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

Almost exactly five years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended, the UN Human Rights Council is preparing to vote on a US and UK-led resolution which would mandate the UN to launch a war crimes inquiry.

article 26 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Doctor Varatharajah Thariajah
'I cried every day': inside Sri Lanka's 'No Fire Zones'

Five years ago Dr Varatharajah Thariajah was given his freedom in exchange for refuting war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan government. Today he tells Channel 4 News a different story.

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