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......

Sri Lanka: New report names torture camps and perpetrators

Shocking details of sexual torture has been exposed in a report identifying many torture camps and several officers who carried out the systematic persecution of Tamils through torture, rape, illegal detention and killings. In compiling its latest report, "Still Unfinished.....

Sri Lanka: Credibility of ‘domestic inquiry’ into war crimes questioned

A leading international human rights watchdog has cast doubt over the credibility of Sri Lanka’s proposed domestic probe into alleged war crimes committed at the end the civil war in 2009. Responding to a statement by the country’s justice minister that Sri Lanka would......

Among the walking dead of India's refugee camps

Dusk is descending upon the Abdullapuram refugee camp, 120 kilometres outside Chennai, India. Most of the 1500 Tamil refugees in this open -air prison are already back in their wretched little huts, careful to meet the 6pm curfew and avoid the daily intimi....

‘UN credibility among Tamils very low’ - North-East grassroots organisations

Leading grassroots organisations from Sri Lanka’s predominantly Tamil regions have said that the credibility of the UN in the eyes of the Tamil people remains very low. In a letter critical of the UN announcement to facilitate a ‘domestic.......

In the Shadow of Military: Sri Lanka’s ‘new democracy’ and Tamil people

Mullivaikaal today is a picture perfect beach with a small fishing community. Boats line the seafront, stuffed with freshly caught fish, sting rays and even tiny sharks. It is hard to imagine that this beach was soaked in the blood of thou......

War crime witness in UK under risk of deportation to danger in Sri Lanka

A key witness to alleged war crimes fears deportation by British authorities that may lead him to  face torture and possible death in Sri Lanka. Former Tamil Tiger (LTTE) police officer Kannan Kalimuththu held in high security detention centre outside Heathrow airport......

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