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..........

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

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

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......

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......

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...........

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