Excavations to resume on Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave

A court in north-western Sri Lanka has ordered to recommence investigations - halted three years ago - on the largest mass grave found in the country.  Following a request made by Tamil.........

Sri Lanka military’s latest assault weapon: Barbed wire wrapped palm frond

Police in Sri Lanka have once again received a complaint against military officers occupying the Mullaitivu district for assaulting a Tamil with a palm stick wrapped in barbed wire. The victim, a driver.....

Sri Lanka policeman assaults and arrest two Tamil youth

A video showing a Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist police officer mercilessly assaulting two Tamil youth on the streets for an alleged traffic offence have gone viral in social media. After kicking, punching and..........

Tamils and Muslims come under brutal Police attack in Sri Lanka

As Police brutality continues in Sri Lanka, at least four members of the Tamil and Muslim communities have been hospitalised after being 'beaten black and blue' literally by the Police force in the.........

Sri Lanka: Family seeks impartial investigation into killing of Tamil fisherman

The ‘killing’ of Edward Mariyaseelan, a fisherman in the Northern Province seems to re-emphasise that extra judicial killing have become a norm rather than an exception in Sri Lanka. The local community and...

Tamil man abducted while EU team is in Sri Lanka to probe rights record

A war affected Tamil man was forcefully abducted in Eastern Sri Lanka allegedly by plain clothed terror police. This abduction has taken place while a top European Union team is visiting the..........

Death in Sri Lanka’s Police custody: Tamil Youth’s body to be exhumed

The body of a young Tamil who was allegedly beaten to death while in Sri Lankan police custody is to be exhumed for a second autopsy. In ordering the exhumation, a court in Eastern Sri...........

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