Sri Lanka’s traumatised families of disappeared seek justice in court

Breaking the prolonged silence, five families - whose loved ones were among those disappeared after surrendering to the advancing Sri Lankan troops during the final stages of the war in May 2009 - have filed applications for the writs of habeass....

Leading archaeologist calls for accountability on mass grave

An expert archaeologist in Sri Lanka who investigated a mass grave in the central town of Matale says that there should be accountability for the deaths of over 150 people whose human remains were unearthed last year.

Sri Lanka: 'I was hung upside down and beaten with metal rods'

Rejected Tamil asylum seekers are not being returned to a safe environment in Sri Lanka, as Foreign Minister Bob Carr claims. A new report details the rape and torture that truly awaits them, writes Trevor Grant.....

Rape used as tool against Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Forces

In a shocking exposure based on factual accounts of the victims, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said that the Sri Lankan Security Force personnel have used and continue to use ‘rape’ as a tool against Tamil men......

Man disappeared in Jaffna as police blocks families of disappeared to rally in Colombo

A 39-year old man in the war-torn northern Jaffna peninsula has gone missing from March 3, as the Sri Lankan police blocked dozens of buses carrying hundreds of Tamil families of the disappeared people, to stage a protest.....

Stop the charter flight to Sri Lanka - Don’t deport Tamils to torture!

Since June 2011, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has hired 8 aircraft to forcibly return planeloads of people to Sri Lanka. Tamils sent back on these flights have been tortured. This is well documented through medical reports by Freedom from Torture and Human Rights Watch....

Fresh evidence shows Prabhakaran’s 12-year old son executed in military custody

Scientifically authenticated fresh and exclusive photographic evidence has shown that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran’s 12-year old son Balachandran was alive in Sri Lankan military custody, barely a couple of.....

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