Swiss authorities stop Tamil war victims from coming to UN sessions

Tamil women representing tens of thousands who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s war and its aftermath have been stopped from entering Switzerland. The Swiss embassy in Colombo has refused visa....

Court restricts media coverage of Sri Lanka's mass grave

Restrictions have been placed on media coverage of a mass grave believed to be the largest discovered in Sri Lanka's war torn Tamil area. The recently appointed Magistrate for  Mannar has banned....

Bodies in Sri Lanka mass grave over 100 and counting

The number of bodies unearthed from a mass grave in war torn northern Sri Lanka has risen to 104. Experts investigating the site in the predominantly Tamil........

Witness as Investigator: Conflict of interest in Sri Lanka's OMP

The Association for Relatives of the Enforced Disappeared in Sri Lanka has complained of “glaring contradictions” in the composition of the Office of Missing Persons. In fact there is at least one glaring.......

Justice for Sri Lanka’s disappeared thousands further delayed

A report by legal experts containing urgent recommendations meant to address enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka will be passed over to yet another committee led by ruling party politicians, further delaying justice.......

Embedded journalist reveals how Sri Lanka army chief ordered a war crime

Details have emerged of Sri Lanka’s only Field Marshal allegedly commanding a war crime nine years ago during the final assault against Tamil rebels. Wartime army chief Sarath Fonseka, who is currently a government.....

Sri Lanka: Mass grave out of bounds for Journalists

Journalists reporting ongoing investigations at a mass grave in war torn northern Sri Lanka were shocked to find the site being ruled off limits for them on the 50th day of excavations. The Mannar magistrate has slapped......

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