Tamil asylum seekers given stopgap access to land not allowed to meet UN

Indonesian authorities who provisionally allowed marooned Tamil asylum seekers to come ashore before sending them back to sea have not been given access to the UN Refugee Agency. Neither the......

Tamils displaced for 26 years urge president to honour Christmas vow

Sri Lanka president was urged to fulfil his Christmas eve pledge to release land held by the occupying military in the country’s north by Tamils who held religious ceremonies to mark twenty six years since they were..............

UN had early warning of Sri Lanka's military assault against Tamils

Nearly one year before Sri Lanka concluded its military assault against Tamils in a bloody massacre, the country's President had made his intentions clear to the United Nations. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed..............

Sri Lanka admits having a record of Tamil rebels surrendered

Sri Lanka that denied Tamil Tigers handed themselves over to the military in the last days of the civil war, acknowledged the existence of a record that contains names of rebels who surrendered to security forces. A military division..........

Sri Lanka will not prosecute those responsible for disappearances

The government of Sri Lanka will not take legal action against those found to have been responsible for enforced disappearances. Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers gave its approval on 24 May to set up a Office on Missing Persons (OMP) to seek the...........

NPC minister expresses concern over plight of missing Tamil poet

A minister from the northern provincial council heavily criticised Tamil writers for not showing any concern about the fate of leading Tamil poet Puthuvai Rathnathurai  who remain missing since 2009.  Raththinathurai, who served as the Head of the LTTE......

'Don't promote Sri Lanka's ex army chief, but try him' - HRW

An international human rights organization has severely criticized Sri Lanka government for ‘sending worrying signals’ by appointing former military commander to parliament. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka took oaths.........

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