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 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...........

  • Kasun Yapa Karunaratna

UPDATE: Activists misled to petition UN to go soft on Sri Lanka

A petition supporting Sri Lanka's appeal to allow it more time in fulfilling commitments to address serious human rights violations during its bloody war against Tamil rebels has been handed over to the UN by western-funded........

  • 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

Sri Lanka: Highest ever military budget under Sirisena's "good governance"

The Sri Lanka government commitment to demiltarise the country's Tamil majority north and east has come under withering criticism from a leading policy think tank when the highest ever.........

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

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
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