Tamil man recovering from self-immolation in Sydney

A Tamil asylum-seeker is recovering in a Sydney hospital from burns to 70 per cent of his body after setting himself alight last week. A member of the Sydney Tamil community, Balasingham Prabhakaran, said today, that 29-year-old Janarthanan.............

Rejected Tamil asylum seeker self-immolates in Sydney

A Tamil asylum-seeker set himself on fire in Sydney Wednesday (09) night after his appeal for refugee status was rejected. The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was taken to Concord Hospital after dousing himself in petrol outside his workplace in Balmain and.....

Sri Lanka arrests top rights activists, including Catholic priest under PTA

Despite coming under heavy criticisms at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over its ever worsening rights record, Sri Lanka’s anti-terrorism unit on Sunday night has arrested two top human rights activists....

Missing Vavuniya teacher's skeletal remains found in Mankulam

A group of local people clearing a garden in Mankulam in the tightly-guarded Wanni on Tuesday (March 12) has found skeletal remains, which was later identified to be that of a science teacher of Vavuniya, Karthikesan Niruban, who went missing.....

Prima facie case for post-war crimes against humanity by Sri Lankan military: New Report

A new report based on investigation into worsening post-war human rights situation in Sri Lanka, has credibly found that the country’s military “is still waging a campaign of persecution using abduction, arbitrary detention, torture....

Sri Lanka security forces intensify targeting Tamil women

Rights activists and politicians called for the immediate release of mother and teenage daughter held by Sri Lankan authorities, while fresh details emerge of the country's military continuing with its terror campaign targetting women in the Tamil areas.......

Sri Lankan army arrests mother, 13-year old sister of disappeared youth in Wanni

Openly unleashing its violent reprisals while facing an aggressive international condemnation at the UNHRC in Geneva for extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and sexual abuses while in custody even five years after the....

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