Sri Lanka: Nearly 70 dead within three years in search for disappeared

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka have died while in protest demanding the government to reveal the fate of their loved ones who are victims of enforced disappearances, the UN heard. As revealed to the..........

“Erased” Tamil victims challenge UN rights chief’s latest report on Sri Lanka

More than a hundred Tamils in Sri Lanka and the UK including those tortured by security forces this month, have written to the UN rights chief denouncing her report for being “heavily biased towards the............

Rights watchdog fires salvo on Sri Lanka’s top defence official

Sri Lanka's top defence official came under attack for mass atrocities from an  international body investigating human rights abuses in the country, weeks after a new government took office........

Tamil mothers mark childrens’ day with list of kids taken away by military

At least 29 children below the age of 14 have disappeared at the hands of the military according to new information released by Tamil mothers in northern Sri Lanka. The youngest of the missing...............

More skeletal remains discovered in Sri Lanka's former war zone

A judge has ordered methodical excavations of a site in Sri Lanka’s former war zone after construction workers discovered skeletal remains considered as belonging to humans. The bones were unearthed.....

More skeletal remains surface in Sri Lanka’s former war zone

Skeletal remains including at least one human skull had been unearthed in an area struck by heavy shelling during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war that ended ten years ago. Judicial medical..........

Scores of Sri Lankan police officers named in public as alleged torturers

More than fifty policemen, including those who bear command responsibility serving in Sri Lanka’s anti-terror police force have been named as alleged torturers. In a damning report released in Geneva...............

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