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.......

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....

Sri Lanka urged to sack named security top brass for alleged torture of Tamils

An international human rights watchdog has called for the immediate sacking of several top officials of Sri Lanka’s security establishment for alleged ongoing torture and sexual violence. The country’s top.......

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.......

Sri Lanka: “We handed over our babies and children” Tamil mothers tell UN (VIDEO)

Babies and children handed over to the Sri Lankan armed forces almost a decade ago have gone missing, Tamil mothers of the disappeared have told the UN human rights chief. In a moving appeal on the......

Report: Seventeen year old Tamils tortured in Sri Lanka

Damning details of ongoing torture including rape of Tamils allegedly at the hands of Sri Lankan state officials have resurfaced with calls for the government to prove its commitment to.....

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