• Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official has arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • Sri Lankan Army soldiers march during the Independence Day celebration parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem was performed at the country’s independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.