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.......

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.......

Notorious war crimes denier to represent Sri Lanka at UN rights body

JDS and International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) have released damning details of persistent war crimes denials by a lawmaker who is to represent the Sri Lanka at the UN human rights.......

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...............

More expert reports to finalise dating of Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities trying to determine the age of human remains from the country’s largest mass grave are to consult several expert reports after a US laboratory had identified a few bone samples to be......

Geneva gears up to dump Tamil mothers' appeal for war crimes accountability

Plans are afoot to grant Sri Lanka another lease of life to deliver unfulfilled pledges on war crimes accountability despite continuous opposition. Sri Lanka is yet to completely implement commitments on truth....

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