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........

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.........

Commanders who allegedly oversaw grave crimes leading anti-terror crackdown

Military commanders appointed to lead a highly sensitive operation in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings are officers who allegedly  oversaw units found by the UN to have committed war crimes and abused.......

UN torture body visits Sri Lanka as local watchdog denies ongoing abductions

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visits Sri Lanka on Tuesday (2) amid controversy about how best to tackle ongoing security force abductions and torture of Tamils...............

Muslim woman jailed for wearing dress disliked by Sri Lankan Buddhists

Sri Lankan authorities have used anti-hate laws to imprison a Muslim woman for wearing a dress displaying the wheel of a ship. 47-year-old M. R Mazahima was arrested by police who describe.......

Mobs attack Sri Lanka Methodist center for disabled on Palm Sunday (VIDEO)

Christians attending a prayer meeting at a center for the disabled were pelted with stones and burning firecrackers, by an abusive anti-Christian mob, says the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka.........

Sri Lanka: The 'White Vans' never went away

Torture and rape of Tamils by the Sri Lankan security forces is continuing according to the United Nations. On Friday (8) the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, issued her annual report on Sri Lanka which.......

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