Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims escalate following UN, EU concessions

Unabated violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka’s predominantly Sinhala Buddhists localities is alarmingly on the rise in the wake of international bodies relaxing trade and political restrictions placed on the government.........

  • Athula Vithanage

Tamils commemorate war dead amid surveillance, restrictions

Despite intense military surveillance and severe restrictions by the government authorities, the Tamils in Sri Lanka's north Thursday commemorated their loved ones who were massacred in thousands during the final months of............

  • Ramanan Weerasingham

Past and present rulers under fire for deadly Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Family members who lost their loved ones in a landslide caused by a massive garbage mountain have slammed the Sri Lankan government for dumping rubbish in their backyard despite......

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa calls families of missing, liers

Sri Lanka’s once most powerful official who oversaw the security establishment accused of forced disappearances among other international crimes poured scorn on thousands of war affected Tamils searching for their loved ones...............

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

True to form, Sri Lanka ditches international pledges on anti-terrorism laws

Within days after successfully hoodwinking the international community, especially its European allies, in regaining the GSP+ trade concessions, Sri Lanka has got unanimous cabinet approval last week to repeal and replace the..............

  • Ramanan Weerasingham

Sri Lanka president honours pledge to military by promoting alleged war criminal

A senior army commander alleged to have committed war crimes have been promoted as the  chief administrative officer of the Sri Lankan military a day after the country's president vowed to safeguard the military from prosecution...........

  • Athula Vithanage

UN to probe threats to Sri Lanka activists in Geneva (Video)

The global rights chief has directed a topmost official to look into complaints on harassment and intimidation of Sri Lankan human rights activists at the UN premises itself. Speaking at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 22 March the UN human rights commissioner...........

  • Kasun Yapa Karunaratna
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