Sri Lanka panel finds Channel 4 film ‘strong evidence of war crimes’

An investigation panel appointed by the president of Sri Lanka has concluded that the video footage broadcast by Britain’s Channel 4 showing alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka’s bloody war presents genuine and strong 'circumstantial evidence of war crimes.........................

Violence against Christians in Sri Lanka continue

Persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka have continued despite the rule of a new government that promised  a 'new culture' where religious minorities can practice without fear. Leading evangelicals have recorded over sixty incidents of violent attacks.............

UN rights body agrees to allow Sri Lanka probe itself

The UN Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution that paves the way for Sri Lanka to probe war crimes committed in the final war, despite calls from the high commissioner, victims and the global human rights community opposing such a move......

Another Tamil woman arrested at Colombo airport

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested another Tamil woman who allegedly tried to reach Italy via Abu Dhabi. 23 year old Jayanthini Siluvairasa, a resident of Ramanathanpuram has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the early hours of Thursday (20).....

Tamil gang rape victims denied justice for 14 years

Sri Lanka has failed to prosecute twelve security force personnel for the gang rape of two Tamil mothers fourteen years ago despite the group being identified by the victim, says a collective of women's groups from the North and the East. The mothers have come forward..............

INGO's efforts to help war affected women 'laughably inefficient’

Measures taken by the community, by the state, and by international actors to address the needs of war affected Tamil women in northern Sri Lanka have only made the situation worse, says a recent report by a leading research centre. ‘The Forever Victims? Tamil Women.............

Four Tamils arrested at Colombo airport in midst of election fever

Three Tamil men and a woman have been arrested at the Colombo airport during the final days of the Sri Lanka elections where the United National Party (UNP) promising good governence emerged victorious. All four have been detained in a high security prison......

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