Sri Lanka: Buddhist mob violate court order with police backing

A Buddhist mob defied court by cremating the body of a Buddhist monk in an open field next to a Hindu place of worship in the north of Sri Lanka with the help of police. A Buddhist mob defied.....

Top military ranks to Sri Lanka ex commanders “illegal and undemocratic”

Questions have been raised as to the legality of SL President’s decision to award military honours to to two wartime commanders including a suspect in a criminal case regarding the enforced......

Top general accused of war crimes calls for military rule in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s ex army chief who is facing criminal allegations of war crimes in Latin America has advocated military rule for his country. General Jagath Jayasuriya called for the army to take over........

Catholic priests urge U.S. restraint on Sri Lanka's use of emergency powers

A group of Catholic priests have appealed to Washington to ensure Christian and Muslim rights are not suppressed by Sri Lanka’s new national security legislation. In a letter, more than 40 Catholic priests, which........

Swiss legal debacle “triggered Sri Lanka's latest terrorists list”

Sri Lanka's most recent decision to declare a prominent international rights activist as a 'terrorist' may have been triggered by a landmark decision in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, last year...........

Sri Lanka military tries to evade responsibility for captured Tamil rebels

Dealing a devastating blow to thousands of Tamils searching for their loved ones who disappeared after surrendering to the security forces, the Sri Lanka army has shirked responsibility. For the first.....

Video exposes security forces collusion in Sri Lanka anti Muslim riots

Members of Sri Lanka’s police and military forces collaborating with mobs in vandalizing a mosque in north western Sri Lanka have been caught on video. CCTV footage obtained by JDS shows........

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