Sri Lankan Government in the soup over Indian fishermen deaths

As condemnations rise across both sides of the Palk Straits over the alleged killing of three Indian fishermen and one Sri Lankan Tamil refugee by the Sri Lankan Navy in mid seas, India has strongly.............

Indian fishermen furious over “massacre at mid sea” by Sri Lankan Navy

All four bodies of Tamil Nadu fishermen have been recovered from the ocean after their trawler was allegedly rammed and sunk by the Sri Lankan Navy on Monday night. Four including a Tamil......

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: new report exposes massive militarisation

An internationally released report exposes the creeping take over of civil administration by security force commanders in Sri Lanka within just over a year of the second Rajapaksa rule................

Sri Lanka risks losing aid from the Muslim world due to forced cremation policy

As the Government of Sri Lanka continue its' hard-line stand on the cremation of Muslims who died of Covid-19, it risks losing aid from Muslim countries and organisations from around the........

Sri Lanka military dumps Tamil traditions in taking over civilian duties

In yet another act of brazen militarisation in Northern Sri Lanka, a top army commander snubbed civilian officials and bypassed traditional customs, deeply hurting the feelings of Tamils.............

Tamil parties in unified call to refer Sri Lanka to international courts

In an unprecedented development, rival Tamil political parties have come together in urging the international governments refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court. The demand...........

Sri Lanka buckle under Tamil-Muslim solidarity to restore demolished memorial

What was illegal on the dead of the night of 8th January in northern Sri Lanka became legal following the dawn of 11th January when two stones for reconstruction were symbolically laid at the place..........

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