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

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.........

Rights watchdog warns exiled Tamils against return to Sri Lanka

An international human rights organisation led by a former member of the South African Truth Commission has warned against Tamils in exile suspected of association with Tamil Tigers returning to Sri Lanka......

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: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

A leading rights activist in Sri Lanka who is a key witness in a prison massacre has been threatened with death in the Colombo suburbs. Police in Moratuwa received a complaint by the Convener of the Committee to Protect Rights of Prisoners................

Malaysia urged to drop charges against activist who screened 'No Fire Zone'

Nearly 100 leading film-makers, writers, artists and lawyers from around the world have signed an open letter calling on the Malaysian government to drop charges against a human rights activist who is due to go on trial on Monday........

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