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......

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..........

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

'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: 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.................

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

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