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Handout picture  from  Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence on May 18th, 2009 is said to be of troops walking amongst debris inside the war zone when they helped evacuate the last of the Tamil civilians from the area. Photograph: Getty

Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels “most likely” committed war crimes including mass killings of civilians during their long conflict(...)

The Irish co-production The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Essentially (...)

Rajitha Seneviratne, Sri Lanka’s government spokesman, speaks about a planned investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of the country’s  26 year civil war. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26 year civil war amid international frustrati(...)

British foreign secretary William Hague (R) talks with Uganda fforeign minister Sam Kutes during the Commonwealth foreign ministers meeting today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Getty Images

British television journalists who have reported on war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka were stopped from reaching the north of the country today by(...)

India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh: he has written to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to say he will be unable to attend. Photograph: Reuters

Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh will boycott a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Sri Lanka this week which has been marred by long-running accus(...)

A police officer stands guard next to Tamil voters at a polling station during the first provincial polls in 25 years in Jaffna, a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters.

Voters in Sri Lanka’s north thronged polling stations today in an election that threatens to rekindle animosity between the government and ethnic min(...)