Genocide, refugees and an inconvenient truth about Harper's boycott

In 2009, I was amongst thousands of Toronto’s Tamil community that protested against the war in Sri Lanka. We braved the bitter cold and formed human chains across downtown to desperately turn.....

Sunila - A Tribute to an indefatigable defender of human dignity

The last time I saw Sunila was on October 2, 2012, when she visited the Norwegian University of Life Sciences to speak on Women’s situation and human rights under militarisation of society : the case of Sri Lanka and personal................

Land Grabs: Exultant state vs. agonized citizen

Land grabs i.e. the acquisitioning of land by the State/Military has been in the news more often than necessary throughout this year. This last week we saw it becoming headline news again as we learnt that Sriraghavan Kadirgamar.....

Sri Lanka: Behind the facade of accountability and reconciliation

Anxious to escape reprimand by the international community at the next UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions and Commonwealth heads of Government Meeting, Sri Lanka has arrested 12 persons in connection....

Sri Lankan boat migration to Australia: Motivations and dilemmas

Over the past 18 months, Sri Lankans have boarded boats for Australia in record numbers. Stories from boat migrants depict complex political and economic motivations for their journeys, contrary to the statements by both governments..................

Sri Lanka: Will mass grave case be buried?

On November 24 last year, workers digging a trench in the compound of Matale hospital, central Sri Lanka, made a gruesome discovery. Using a backhoeing machine ahead of plans to build foundations for a new bio-gas....

Stranded in Dubai: Tamil refugees live in ‘constant fear’

After surviving the brutality of the Sri Lankan civil war and its aftermath, 15 refugees face an uncertain future. So desperate for clothing, they fashioned dresses from bed sheets, pulling out individual threads to use as cotton and improvising....

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