Tamils push back bid to legalise Sri Lanka military landgrabbing

A group of war displaced Tamils  have prevented state authorities from officially validating the illegal occupation of private owned land in the Jaffna peninsula by Sri Lanka security forces. Government surveyors who arrived at a village............

Over 40,000 war displaced yet to go home in Sri Lanka

Latest figures released by Sri Lankan authorities reveal that more than forty thousand war displaced from the north and east are forced to live away from their homes despite the conclusion of the armed conflict almost nine years ago.

Sri Lanka top law official warned not to abuse his powers

Civil society activists in Sri Lanka have slammed the state prosecutor for refusing to continue the hearing of cases against Tamil political prisoners in a court that provides better access. Sri Lanka's attorney general has...................

Australia demands thousands from family to transfer body of dead Tamil refugee

Australian authorities have requested the sum of nine thousand dollars to return the body of a Tamil refugee who was found dead in one of its controversial offshore detention centers. The...........

'When memory dies' Sivanandan no more

JDS is deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Ambalavaner Sivanandan, a Ceylonese who was a key activist and thinker in the struggle against racism in Britain. Sivanandan who left Ceylon, renamed as Sri Lanka, for the...........

Sri Lanka demands USD 8000 to bring over dead Tamil refugee’s body

Australia denied that it had demanded funds from the family of a Tamil refugee who died in one of its  offshore centers to repatriate his body while Sri Lanka has requested the family  to pay more than...............

Sri Lanka military “has no records” of arrested senior Tamil Tiger leader

Shattering hopes of victims who sought assistance of the domestic justice system to help establish the fate of their disappeared loved ones, a court in Sri Lanka was told that the military has no records of a senior Tamil rebel.............

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