Muslims displaced by Sri Lanka violence have no homes to return

Scores of Muslims chased out of their homes by Sinhalese mob violence in central Sri Lanka have been forced to seek shelter in a makeshift refugee camp despite government claims of bringing the.........

Zeid calls for tougher international action on Sri Lanka war crimes

Noticeably frustrated by Sri Lanka’s inaction on delivering justice to victims of a war concluded nine years ago, the UN human rights chief has called upon international powers to take a tougher stance. Releasing a special report on the...........

UN stops Sri Lanka commander from peacekeeping operations

In a rare acknowledgement of failure in its screening process, the United Nations has stopped a Sri Lankan military commander from going for a peacekeeping mission in the middle east. Up until several rights watchdogs and Tamil...........

UN gets no response from Sri Lanka on role of spy chief in torture

In an apparent rejection of international  scrutiny, Sri Lanka has failed to answer questions raised by the United Nations more than a year ago on the role of the country’s spy chief on torture allegations during the bloody civil war..........

Global powers that helped Sri Lanka in war 'should help find disappeared'

Marking a year of continuous protests in search of their loved ones, relatives of forcibly disappeared in the north and east of Sri Lanka called upon international powers to come to their assistance. Tamils from Kilinochchi...........

UN urged to stop sending Sri Lanka commander for Lebanon peacekeeping

The United Nations have come under fire for failing to screen a Sri Lanka military commander before his deployment for peacekeeping operations in Lebanon. Several rights organisations have written......

Sri Lanka: Navy officer in-charge of dumping dead bodies at sea arrested

Probing the abduction of Tamil youth in the capital city of Colombo and its suburbs during the height of the war, Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested yet another Navy intelligence officer.................

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