28February2017

Sri Lanka military slams former president for revealing sexual abuse

Highly disturbed by an exposure of Tamil women being  sexually exploited by security forces,  the head of Sri Lanka's official reconciliation body has come under heavy criticism by the military. Denying an allegation by former president............

  • Athula Vithanage

Tamil leader for Muslim autonomy in merged north and east

Chief minister of Sri Lanka's Tamil majority north invited Muslims in the east to join hands for the unification of the two provinces in a federal setup where the latter would enjoy autonomy. Addressing...............

  • Athula Vithanage

Women in week long sit down to regain occupied land threaten self-immolation

Tamil women in Sri Lanka's war ravaged north demanding access to their ancestral lands occupied by the military have threatened to take their lives by self-immolation in the face of government inflexibility. The sit down led by Tamil women.....................

  • Indika Gamage

Armed abductors threaten trade union leader to give up strike action

A trade union leader in Sri Lanka who was found three days after his abduction had been severely threatened by the perpetrators to abandon a six week long strike action. All Ceylon Telecommunication.......

  • Athula Vithanage

Tamil disappeared family members reject Colombo offer for private deal

Frustrated family members of disappeared Tamils returned north from a meeting with authorities in the capital after rejecting a government bid to strike a private deal. War victims were angered at a group of top level ministers who..............

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka claims to progress on rights record refuted by UN (Video)

In his speech at the state Independence Day military parade the Sri Lanka president emphasised receiving international praise for commitment to reconciliation; but the UN has rapped the government for not delivering in several areas....................

  • Indika Gamage

Sri Lanka: Fears grow over missing trade union leader

A trade union leader who has been in the forefront of industrial action for over a month against Sri Lanka's main telecommunications provider has gone missing following court orders banning protests led by his union protests led by his union.................

  • Athula Vithanage
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