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 ‘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..........

War Victims testifying in Sri Lanka missions abroad ‘cannot happen’

An international human rights organization that has documented many cases of ongoing torture in Sri Lanka has cast doubt over the government’s sincerity in seeking the truth by requesting witness living abroad to testify in......

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...................

Families of the disappeared question TNA on Office of Missing Persons

Meeting with families of the disappeared, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members of parliament and the northern provincial council admitted that they were unaware of any recommendations........

Abducted and tortured Tamil fearing Sri Lanka state intelligence seeks security

A Tamil man from northern Sri Lanka who was found abandoned with severe torture injuries on the same day the country’s president took to the streets on a ‘Stop Torture’ campaign, has appealed to............

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