Sri Lanka judge denounces victims of disappearances as “fictitious persons”

A judge in Sri Lanka's war torn north has denied families of the disappeared in the Mannar mass grave case – the largest mass grave discovered in Sri Lanka – representation in court. Mannar Magistrate...........

Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave probe risks being abandoned

The site of Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave has been left unprotected leading to fear that if any evidence remains in the soil it may become contaminated and unfit to be admissible.......

Threat of ethnic-religious violence in Sri Lanka, warns UN

Sri Lanka has been warned that the government’s failure to rein in Buddhist extremist groups enjoying impunity while unleashing violence against minorities, threatens to propel the country into a vicious......

“Erased” Tamil victims challenge UN rights chief’s latest report on Sri Lanka

More than a hundred Tamils in Sri Lanka and the UK including those tortured by security forces this month, have written to the UN rights chief denouncing her report for being “heavily biased towards the............

No report from Sri Lanka’s rights body on two years old anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka’s national human rights watchdog is yet to release its report into investigations on anti-Muslim violence that ravaged the country’s highlands two years ago. In March 2008 over a thousand Sinhalese.........

Sri Lanka: Nearly 70 dead within three years in search for disappeared

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka have died while in protest demanding the government to reveal the fate of their loved ones who are victims of enforced disappearances, the UN heard. As revealed to the..........

More skeletal remains discovered in Sri Lanka's former war zone

A judge has ordered methodical excavations of a site in Sri Lanka’s former war zone after construction workers discovered skeletal remains considered as belonging to humans. The bones were unearthed.....

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