Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

24 June 2014

US denies agreement permitting Sri Lanka to import Iranian crude oil through third parties

On 21 June, the United States denied the existence of any agreement with Sri Lanka that allows Sri Lanka’s oil refinery near Colombo to import crude oil from Iran via third parties, avoiding sanctions intended to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. According to Keheliya Rambukwella, Sri Lanka’s Media Minister and government spokesman, Sri Lanka has been importing Iranian oil from several countries, including Malaysia, through third parties, with the understanding of the US. (more…)

Source: Reuters | U.S denies any agreement allowing Sri Lanka to import Iran crude via third parties
Source: Reuters | RPT-Sri Lanka imports Iran crude via 3rd parties, avoids sanctions

31 March 2014

UN Human Rights Council votes for international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka

On 27 March 2014 the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution that intends to launch an international inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed by the Sri Lankan government as well as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during the country’s 25-year civil war that ended in 2009. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN rights council approves inquiry into alleged abuses in Sri Lanka war
Source: The Guardian | UN takes step towards Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry