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Sri Lanka says it will withdraw from UN rights resolution

Feb. 19, 2020 6:50 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Wednesday that the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for the investigation of allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation's long civil war. Prime Minister...

Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, right, and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa walk together after a ceremonial reception for Rajapkasa in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Rajapaksa is on a four day state visit to India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India asks Sri Lanka to resume Tamil reconciliation process

Feb. 8, 2020 9:51 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his counterpart from neighboring Sri Lanka on Saturday to resume a post-civil war reconciliation process with minority ethnic Tamils that appears to have stalled since a new president was elected last year in the island nation. “We had an...