Sri Lankan govenment urged to probe anti-Muslim hate crimes

Muslim community members gather at a security center to register complain over hate crimes in Sri Lanka. (Photo by AFP) Sri Lanka-based Western diplomats have urged the Colombo government to investigate anti-Muslim hate crimes after a series of attacks targeted mosques and Muslim-owned businesses on the Buddhist-majority island. Tung-Lai Margue, the European Union delegation chief, in a […]

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena rejects UN call for probe into civil war atrocities

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (2nd R) watches on as the national flag is hoisted during the island’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on February 4, 2017. (AFP photo) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a United Nations call for allowing international judges to investigate alleged crimes during the country’s civil war era. […]

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