Tamils forced to wait half a day to lodge complaint on sexual abuse

Police in northern Sri Lanka failed to act on allegations of sexual harassment and racial hatred by a government officer, forcing two Tamils to spend almost half a day, without being able to lodge a.........

David and Goliath: Battle against Iranaitheevu Naval land robbery

Iranaitheevu, a combination of two small islands located 22 kilometers from the Nachchikuda beach, had been populated for about four decades. The Northern Island – Iranaitheevu and its Southern Island – Hoom were.........

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..........

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...........

Report highlights UN failure in screening Sri Lankans for peacekeeping

The United Nations has come under criticism for allowing troops including a frontline commando from an elite police unit in Sri Lanka, alleged to have been involved in serious human rights violations, to be deployed............

“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......

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