Food embargo enforced to evict war displaced

Thousands of war displaced in eastern Sri Lanka have been denied food in a bid to force them away from their ancestral lands occupied by the military and India’s largest electricity company. Local health workers fear that many children and mothers.....

Disappeared Tamil youth found in state custody after five years

A Tamil mother from northern Sri Lanka who had been searching for her son for five years has found him badly beaten, handcuffed and lying unconscious in a government hospital in Colombo.The mother from Iluppaikadavai i....

Attacked Tamil prisoner succumbs to his injuries in Colombo

One of the Tamil political prisoners who was brutally attacked by the army and Special Task Force (STF) personnel during a ‘rescue drama’ in Vavuniya last week, has succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night in a hospital in Ragama.....

Safety of 31 Tamil prisoners feared after “rescue operation”

Amid rising concern over the safety and whereabouts of 31 Tamil prisoners, the prison in Vavuniya has been temporarily shut down after heavily armed army and elite police force personnel jointly carried out a violent operation to ....

Sri Lanka: Authorities refuse to handover remains of killed Tamil prisoner

Sri Lankan police and a district court on Thursday refused to handover to bereaved parents the dead body of a Tamil political prisoner, beaten to death inside a prison on Tuesday (03). The request to hand over.....

'Over 15,000 missing in Sri Lanka' : Report reveals

More than fifteen thousand have been reported missing in Sri Lanka by the end of last year, reveal figures released by the International Committe of Red Cross (ICRC). The annual report unveiled in Geneva by ICRC  President....

Navy forcibly evicts resettled villagers in Pesalai overnight

The Sri Lankan Navy on Friday (22) forcibly evicted overnight at least 15 families, who were resettled just two week ago in their native places at Vetriman Housing Scheme, a fishing village located between Pesalai and Thalaimannar...

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