Anti terror laws used to arrest Tamils engaging in political activity

Sri Lanka police is using draconian anti terror laws to arrest youth involved in political activities and others suspected of petty crimes, creating a climate of fear in the Tamil majority north, says a Jaffna based think tank. In a report released........

Sri Lanka confirms existence of illegal torture cells

In a damning report to the UN, Sri Lanka's top human rights body has confirmed that the country's police force maintain secret detention centers as exposed by local and international rights activists. The much feared Terrorist.............

UN urged to probe poisoning of former Tamil fighters

Tamil lawyers in Sri Lanka have called upon the United Nations to investigate the suspicious deaths and serious physical disabilities of Tamil Tiger rebels following their release from state custody. “The numbers of dead among the........

Sri Lanka: ‘State officials participated in over 50 attacks against minorities’

The United Nations heard that Sri Lanka state officials in have been actively involved in action targeting religious minorities in Buddhist majority Sri Lanka. Over two hundred and seventy incidents...................

University dons urge Sri Lanka to dismantle all surveillance teams

Shocked by the wanton killing of two undergraduates by Sri Lanka police in the northern town of Jaffna, a group of university teachers around the country have called upon the government to dismantle all surveillance teams established during............

Sri Lanka ‘lacks political will to establish transitional justice’

The UN chief visiting Sri Lanka’s war affected north has been told that the government lacks the political will to initiate any meaningful process for Transitional Justice. Tamil activists and organisations working in the North and East of Sri Lanka handed.......

Sri Lanka: President urged to retry acquitted suspects in Tamil massacre

Survivors of a twenty-year-old massacre urged the president of Sri Lanka to reopen the case against accused army officers released by courts. Villagers of Kumarapuram in the eastern district..........

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