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....

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....

Remembering Fr.Kili: A walk down memory lane

‘Kili’ Father as he was known affectionately was assassinated on 20th April, 2008 by a deep penetration unit of the  Sri Lanka Army. We lost two other members of NESOHR previously. Chandra Nehru  Ariyanayagam....................

In Retrospect: Death of a human rights defender

At around 2.30 am on the 25th of December 2005 , I received a text message from a friend of mine who worked for an international news agency. Since the beginning of “another phase” of extra-judicial killings....

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....

The other half of murder: The killing of a child

Could death be a half-truth? This question is obviously a killer’s last hope and best alibi. There is enough truth in that great genre of mystery fiction to suggest that murder can often be an open debate. This does not help the dead.....

One hundred thousand Tamils missing after Sri Lanka War

World Bank population data from Sri Lanka indicates up to a hundred thousand Tamils are unaccounted for after the final war against the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009, raising questions about whether they could be dead.....

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