SL Human Rights Commission slams Army for violating agreement on peacekeeping

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has complained that troops were deployed to Lebanon without their clearance, in violation of an agreement reached in 2016 that would see..........

“Bogus!” Sri Lanka back to rejecting credible evidence of wartime crimes

A top Sri Lanka presidential aide has flatly denied evidence showing disappeared Tamil children in a photograph with President Maithripala Sirisena, reiterating the former government’s stubborn..............

State medics refuse treating Muslim assaulted by Sri Lanka elite police unit

Details are emerging of Sri Lanka security forces and public officials collaborating with ultra nationalist Sinhala Buddhist mobs in a riot against Muslims. Doctors on duty in a government hospital......

Zeid calls for tougher international action on Sri Lanka war crimes

Noticeably frustrated by Sri Lanka’s inaction on delivering justice to victims of a war concluded nine years ago, the UN human rights chief has called upon international powers to take a tougher stance. Releasing a special report on the...........

Video: British trained elite police brutality against Muslim clerics during riots

Damning evidence proving the brutality of Sri Lanka’s British trained elite police commandos against Muslim religious leaders have surfaced a day before the UN human rights body debates the...........

Muslims displaced by Sri Lanka violence have no homes to return

Scores of Muslims chased out of their homes by Sinhalese mob violence in central Sri Lanka have been forced to seek shelter in a makeshift refugee camp despite government claims of bringing the.........

Global powers that helped Sri Lanka in war 'should help find disappeared'

Marking a year of continuous protests in search of their loved ones, relatives of forcibly disappeared in the north and east of Sri Lanka called upon international powers to come to their assistance. Tamils from Kilinochchi...........

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