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......

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......

An eternal desire to study: A tale of war, love and survival

The reconstruction of the Sangupiddi road bridge, located on the A32 Jaffna-Mannar Main Highway, symbolizes the Sri Lankan government's so-called post-war development efforts in the North. Being one of the only two road bridges.....

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 official blames int'l community, neighbours for failing to protect Tamils

A top UN envoy has accused the international community in general and the neighbouring countries in particular, for failing to protect the Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka's north from getting killed in thousands by the government security.......

Sri Lanka's anti terror squad grills priest, school teachers over Tamil poetry book

A Catholic priest who narrowly survived the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka has been questioned by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) over a book of Tamil poetry he wrote called 'Uyirpathivu' which literally translates as, “Life Records”.

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