Embedded journalist reveals how Sri Lanka army chief ordered a war crime

Details have emerged of Sri Lanka’s only Field Marshal allegedly commanding a war crime nine years ago during the final assault against Tamil rebels. Wartime army chief Sarath Fonseka, who is currently a government.....

Witness as Investigator: Conflict of interest in Sri Lanka's OMP

The Association for Relatives of the Enforced Disappeared in Sri Lanka has complained of “glaring contradictions” in the composition of the Office of Missing Persons. In fact there is at least one glaring.......

Bodies of child and adult found side by side in Sri Lanka mass grave (VIDEO)

Experts have unearthed a body of a child beside that of an adult from the Mannar mass grave in northern Sri Lanka. The lead forensic investigator says that the child’s skeleton was.....

UN: At least 50 Tamils allegedly tortured under Sirisena - Wickremesinghe rule

The United Nations have received complaints from at least fifty Tamils who have been tortured since the present Sri Lankan government came to office in 2015. In a............

Sri Lanka: Mass grave out of bounds for Journalists

Journalists reporting ongoing investigations at a mass grave in war torn northern Sri Lanka were shocked to find the site being ruled off limits for them on the 50th day of excavations. The Mannar magistrate has slapped......

“Deep and unusual” lacerations on Sri Lanka mass grave bones (VIDEO)

Deep lacerations have been detected on human skeletal remains recovered from a mass burial site in war torn northern Sri Lanka. Experts investigating the Mannar...

50 bodies found in Sri Lanka mass grave, including children

At least 50 bodies of men, women and children have been unearthed from a  a mass burial site in war torn northern Sri Lanka. Experts continuing with excavations in Mannar since last May believe that....

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