‘Remove the name board or face PTA wrath’- terror police threaten council chair

Even the colour of a dress and a name board has become the eyesore of the Rajapaksa regime in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Police has now threatened to slap the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) on a local council chairman in the............

Sri Lanka: Land grab designed to break up traditional Tamil land, says new report

Ongoing land grabbing by government institutions including the military in Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority north and east is aimed at changing demographics and deny Tamil communities access to their.....

Relatives unable to find group of Tamils arrested by Sri Lanka anti-terror police

Family members of at least sixteen young Tamil men in northern Sri Lanka are devastated after not being able to establish the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones arrested by the anti-terror.....

UN condemns Sri Lanka’s ‘ethnocentric’ forced cremation policy

UN has condemned Sri Lanka that the government’s policy of forced cremation of the COVID-19 as ethnocentric. Issuing a strongly worded statement from Geneva a group of UN experts urged the.......

Tamils fight back ongoing land grabbing in northern Sri Lanka

The war-affected Tamil people have once again resisted another land grabbing effort in the Northern part of Sri Lanka that continues unmindful of the plight of the people who are yet to sustain............

Tamil war victims unhappy about UN report on Sri Lanka

The United Nations’ latest review on the status of Human Rights in Sri Lanka has come in for sharp criticism from war victims who are unhappy that ongoing violations have not been properly addressed. Tamil war victims and lawmakers have....

Tamil protest pushes back land grab attempt for Sri Lanka navy camp in Jaffna

Tamils in northern Sri Lanka have won yet another ‘Tug of war’ with the Sri Lankan security forces thwarting their attempt to grab civilian land for a navy base. In a repeated attempt, officials of the...........

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