Sri Lankan Civil War Current Affairs, GK & News

Sri Lanka withdraws from UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation

Sri Lanka recently notified the UN Human Right Council that it is to withdraw from the UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation. The UNHRC adopted a consensus resolution, asking Sri Lanka to probe allegations of human rights abuses in 2015, six years after the civil war with the Tamil separatists. The resolution was co-sponsored by ..

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Sri Lanka Election: Gotbaya Rajapaksa to be sworn in as new President

The former wartime Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajpaksa of Sri Lanka has won the Presidential Election. He took 52.25% of vote against his rival Sajith Premadasa. Mr Rajapaksa won in Sinhalese majority areas and Mr Premadasa had scored in regions that were dominated by the Tamilians. Highlights National Security was seen as the dominant issue of ..

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India supported Jaffna International Airport commence its operations

The Jaffna International Airport (JIA) in Sri Lanka received its inaugural flight from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in presence of country’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe. Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India sent its inaugural flight from Chennai to newly upgraded Jaffna International Airport at Palaly, (20 km north of Jaffna city ..

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Sangita Dhingra Sehgal head of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE

The Union government has constituted the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an unlawful association. The Tribunal is comprised of sitting Judge of Delhi High Court Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. Earlier, the Home Ministry had issued a notification ..

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2019 edition of National Anti Terrorism Day (NATD)

The National Anti Terrorism Day (NATD) is celebrated every year in India on May 21 to spread the message of global peace and non-violence and stop youngsters from following cult practices and being misguided. The day also honours the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers who fought against terrorism. It’s a day to pay tribute ..

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