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A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds up a photo of her husband who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan Civil War on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

U.S. sends top envoy to Sri Lanka to discuss allegations of war crimes

A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds up a photo of her husband who disappeared during the... (more...)

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British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a retreat at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, in Colombo, Sri Lanka , Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. AP Photo /Manish Swarup

Colombo rejects Britain’s call for human rights probe

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a retreat at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, in Colombo,... (more...)

The MV Sun Sea cargo ship docked at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C. August 17, 2010. (DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST)

Prosecution of six charged in Tamils human smuggling case still in jeopardy

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The MV Sun Sea cargo ship docked at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C., Aug. 17, 2010. Darren Stones/Times... (more...)

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Owner of vessel alleged to be involved in human smuggling denied bail

The owner of the MV Sun Sea has been denied bail. Submitted photo/Canadian Forces files KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The owner... (more...)

The ruling on Friday by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman came as the trial of four men accused in the smuggling of 76 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard the MV Ocean Lady (pictured) off the coast of B.C. in 2009 was about to begin. Adrian Lam/Times Colonist files

Suspected human smugglers free following B.C. judge’s ruling

The ruling on Friday by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman came as the trial of four men accused in the smuggling... (more...)

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