Sri Lanka: Real purpose of military occupying people’s land is profit-making

Contrary to claims that Sri Lanka’s military is holding to land in the war torn north and east for national security, a recent study reveals that the real interest is commercial gain. In its latest report, US........

Number of bodies in Sri Lanka mass grave go over 150

Experts who have unearthed more than 150 bodies from a mass grave in northern Sri Lanka believe the number could rise further. At least fourteen of them belong to children. The mass grave in Mannar is the......

Report on male sexual violence in Sri Lanka records over 100 cases (VIDEO)

Tamil women representing tens of thousands who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s war and its aftermath have been stopped from entering Switzerland. The Swiss embassy in Colombo has refused visa....

Swiss authorities stop Tamil war victims from coming to UN sessions

Tamil women representing tens of thousands who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s war and its aftermath have been stopped from entering Switzerland. The Swiss embassy in Colombo has refused visa....

Serious doubts over Sri Lanka’s political will to find its disappeared

Sri Lanka’s president handing over the task of determining the fate of thousands of forcibly disappeared Tamils, to a group of ruling party politicians has cast doubt on the government’s political commit......

Sri Lanka: Two abductions reported every month

A survey of the Sri Lankan press reveals at least 50 abductions have been reported in the media in the past 26 months. Most of these incidents involved Tamil victims and  the security forces were......

Court restricts media coverage of Sri Lanka's mass grave

Restrictions have been placed on media coverage of a mass grave believed to be the largest discovered in Sri Lanka's war torn Tamil area. The recently appointed Magistrate for  Mannar has banned....

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