Scores of Sri Lankan police officers named in public as alleged torturers

More than fifty policemen, including those who bear command responsibility serving in Sri Lanka’s anti-terror police force have been named as alleged torturers. In a damning report released in Geneva...............

Tamils protest arrest of doctor with “expertise to expose war crimes”

Tamils in northern Sri Lanka have been protesting the detention of a forensic expert who had provided crucial forensic evidence on several human rights abuse cases exposing the involvement of............

Another Tamil mum dies while fighting to find disappeared son

A Tamil mother searching for her son who disappeared in the custody of Sri Lankan security forces 11 years ago had died from a heart attack. Sixty years old Sebamalai Theresamma passed.............

Sri Lanka police warned about illegal arrests after Easter Sunday Massacre

Sri Lanka’s official human rights authority has put the country’s head of police about arbitrary arrests following the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 258 people. “Arrests should not be made merely on........

Rights activist Tamil mother attacked by suspected Sri Lanka paramilitaries

A leading anti-disappearance Tamil activist from eastern Sri Lanka had been hit and run by a group of men suspected to be affiliated with state paramilitaries. Three men riding a motorcycle had knocked down.....

Tamil political prisoner halts 9 day fast unto death

A Tamil political prisoner has agreed to stop his fast unto death protest in a high security Sri Lankan prison following the intervention of a government minister. Sexagenarian Thevathasan Kanagasabai........

US court hears of sexual slavery in Sri Lanka’s military camps

Sri Lanka's military used captured young women as sex slaves in the aftermath of its bloody war against Tamil Tigers, according to fresh allegations filed in a US court. The horrific allegation against the country's.........

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