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...................

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.............

Sri Lanka: Gunmen open fire at house of key prison massacre eyewitness

Gunmen had opened fire at the house of the main eyewitness of a prison massacre in Sri Lanka. The shooting happened on Monday (04) night in the suburbs of Colombo. Sudesh Nandimal, an inmate................

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...........

Accountability is not a “box-ticking exercise to placate the Council” - Zeid

Sri Lanka was cautioned that it should not view delivering long delayed justice to victims of war as an exercise to ‘placate’ the top UN rights body. Delivering the opening statement of the UN Human Rights Council 36th session..................

Sri Lanka urged to deliver before "opportunity for reform is lost for good"

Adding to the growing frustration of the global rights community that expected Sri Lanka to fulfil its pledges on 'good governance',  an international legal watchdog has called upon the government to "deliver on its commitments before......................

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