23September2017

More US military assistance to Sri Lanka

US has increased its military assistance to Sri Lanka despite the island nation government not delivering its commitments on war crimes justice. A US committee that scrutinize funds to foreign nations heard that military to...................

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka: Ex army chief duo trade accusations over war crimes

Two of Sri Lanka's former military commanders have entered a war of words blaming each other of committing crimes during the country's bloody civil war, in the wake of international lawsuits against one of them for...............

Sri Lanka military in Rwanda for post genocide study tour

Sri Lanka itself  accused of committing genocide against Tamils have sent a top team of military officers to Rwanda to study how the African nation is reconciling in the aftermath of a genocide that killed an...................

  • Indika Gamage

Buddhist monks force Sri Lanka president to roll back reforms

Faced with mounting opposition from majoritarian Sinhala Buddhist monks and his own party, the president of Sri Lanka has backed off from adopting constitutional reforms that includes sharing power with Tamils.............

  • Athula Vithanage

Former Sri Lanka army chief flees Latin America fearing war crimes lawsuit

A former army commander who oversaw the final phase that killed tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka's civil war has fled Latin America following a war crimes lawsuit filed against him. The international Truth and................

Activists foil white van ‘arrest’ bid in Sri Lanka’s capital

Trade union and student activists in Sri Lanka have been able to actively thwart the unlawful arrest of a student leader in the country’s capital Colombo on Thursday (20). A group in civilian clothing who arrived in a white.......

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

Sri Lanka's Buddhist hierarchy to serve edict on president against reforms

In an unprecedented move the topmost Buddhist leadership in Sri Lanka joined forces to vehemently oppose reforms aimed at delivering concession for the island's numerical minorities. Leading monks representing the country's..........

  • Athula Vithanage
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