Rights activist Tamil mother attacked by suspected Sri Lanka paramilitaries

A leading anti-disappearance Tamil activist from eastern Sri Lanka had been hit and run by a group of men suspected to be affiliated with state paramilitaries. Three men riding a motorcycle had knocked down.....

Another Tamil mum dies while fighting to find disappeared son

A Tamil mother searching for her son who disappeared in the custody of Sri Lankan security forces 11 years ago had died from a heart attack. Sixty years old Sebamalai Theresamma passed.............

Sri Lanka police warned about illegal arrests after Easter Sunday Massacre

Sri Lanka’s official human rights authority has put the country’s head of police about arbitrary arrests following the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 258 people. “Arrests should not be made merely on........

Muslim woman jailed for wearing dress disliked by Sri Lankan Buddhists

Sri Lankan authorities have used anti-hate laws to imprison a Muslim woman for wearing a dress displaying the wheel of a ship. 47-year-old M. R Mazahima was arrested by police who describe.......

Tamil political prisoner halts 9 day fast unto death

A Tamil political prisoner has agreed to stop his fast unto death protest in a high security Sri Lankan prison following the intervention of a government minister. Sexagenarian Thevathasan Kanagasabai........

US court hears of sexual slavery in Sri Lanka’s military camps

Sri Lanka's military used captured young women as sex slaves in the aftermath of its bloody war against Tamil Tigers, according to fresh allegations filed in a US court. The horrific allegation against the country's.........

Commanders who allegedly oversaw grave crimes leading anti-terror crackdown

Military commanders appointed to lead a highly sensitive operation in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings are officers who allegedly  oversaw units found by the UN to have committed war crimes and abused.......

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