Forensic experts confirm shooting caused Sri Lanka prison massacre

In a serious setback to the government, forensic experts in Sri Lanka have confirmed that eight out of eleven people who lost their lives in the Mahara prison massacre died of bullet injuries and......

Sri Lanka: Unidentified mutilated body scare Tamils in Mullaitivu

A mutilated body found in an abandoned well in northeastern Sri Lanka has raised alarm bells among the locals who live under constant fear and intimidation. Based on a court order the body was..............

Confirmed: Guards opened fire in Sri Lanka prison massacre

The recent massacre in a Sri Lankan prison was perpetrated by shooting, the attorney general’s department informed the court, confirming claims by relatives of detainees and prison rights organisations......

Sri Lanka judge advises probe into "prison riot video"

A judge in Sri Lanka urged human rights lawyers to lodge a complaint with police to investigate edited footage released by the government allegedly of a prison riot that ended in a massacre. Welisara Magistrate......

Striking NEXT workers mark partial victory overcoming bosses thuggery

Amidst accusations of anti-social elements and thugs being used to quell protests in their Colombo factory, UK based fashion giant Next has come down in partially meeting the demands of the.......

Top level Sri Lanka hospital unable to handle autopsies of virus victims

A leading hospital in Sri Lanka, where the bodies of the latest prison massacre victims were taken, does not have the facilities to conduct autopsies on bodies of people who were infected with the virus.............

International powers cautioned of extending support to new Sri Lanka government

Diplomats in Colombo have come under criticism for expressing their support for the new Sri Lankan government that continues to deny justice for victims of gross human rights violations. On the International.........

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