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Rajapakse speech halted but he still meets the Queen
A meeting in the City of London, due to have been addressed on Wednesday morning by the president of Sri Lanka, has been cancelled, owing to concerns over policing amid the threat of large demonstrations by Tamil rights groups.
Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse Oxford visit cancelled
Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse Oxford Union visit has been cancelled over “security concerns”. Channel 4 News last night revealed new footage of an alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka.
Rajapakse’s UK visit postponed
Sri Lankan officials have dismissed reports that President Mahinda Rajapakse cancelled his planned visit to Britain amid fears he would be arrested for alleged war crimes.
Sri Lanka ‘criminalising dissent’, says Amnesty
Amnesty International says Sri Lanka should not host November’s Commonwealth heads of government meeting unless it stops “systematic violation of human rights”.
Queen’s Sri Lanka visit for Commonwealth meeting ‘grotesque’
Exclusive: David Miliband and Sir Malcolm Rifkind call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to stop Sri Lanka from hosting its heads of government meeting because of the country’s poor human rights record.
Sri Lanka: skeletons in the cupboard?
The UN human rights commissioner didn’t mince her words this week when she accused the Sri Lankan government of “triumphalism” in the Tamil north, home of the vanquished Tamil Tiger insurgency.
David Cameron presses Sri Lankan president over war crimes
Amid confusion as to the exact direction of British foreign policy towards Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News has learned that the British Prime Minister in fact demanded accountability for alleged war crimes when the two leaders met.
UK returns 36 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka
Colombo sources tells Channel 4 News that an aircraft chartered by the British government to forcibly return failed Sri Lankan asylum-seekers has landed in the city.
Sri Lankan ex-army chief jailed for war crime ‘lies’
Sri Lanka adds three years to a former army chief’s jail sentence for “making false allegations” that the defence secretary ordered government forces to commit war crimes.
Critical Sri Lanka report sent to Human Rights Council
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report highly critical of the actions of government troops in the final months of Sri Lanka’s civil war to the UN Human Rights Council.
Sri Lankan ‘war crimes’ inquiry ‘fundamentally flawed’
The Sri Lankan government’s inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war is “fundamentally flawed”, an Amnesty International investigation finds.
Defence secretary cancels planned private trip to Sri Lanka
As Dr Liam Fox calls off a controversial visit to Sri Lanka, Jonathan Miller looks at claims the defence secretary recently discussed “investment opportunities” in the country accused of war crimes.
'Chaotic diplomacy' claim as Fox cancels Sri Lanka trip
Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller reports on the cancelled personal visit to Sri Lanka by the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, and looks at what lies behind the decision.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox calls off Sri Lanka trip
As Liam Fox calls off a controversial trip to Sri Lanka, Jonathan Miller looks at claims the defence secretary recently discussed “investment opportunities” in the country accused of war crimes.
Sri Lanka: ‘We are investigating the war’
As calls for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka increase, the Sri Lankan Government tells Channel 4 News its domestic inquiry must be allowed to “achieve its objectives”.