Visiting UK minister gets wakeup call from Tamil mothers

Tamil mothers in Sri Lanka’s north and east have chided a visiting British minister for ignoring the victims of war in an apparent bid to improve bilateral trade with the debt-ridden....

Sri Lanka military to probe itself over alleged torture of Tamil journalist

Justice for crimes against freedom of expression in Sri Lanka was once again confirmed a faraway dream when the soldiers accused of beating and torturing a Tamil journalist were handed back.......

Sri Lanka: OMP calls for 20 documents to search for the disappeared

Sri Lanka’s office of missing persons (OMP) has called for a trove of 20 documents from the families of the disappeared to search for their disappeared loved ones. This comes as Colombo.......

Catholic Bishops condemn state sponsored demographic changes in Tamil regions

Echoing longstanding fears of Tamil grassroots activists and politicians, the Catholic leadership in Sri Lanka’s north and east has raised the alarm over endless state sponsored efforts to alter the.........

Sri Lanka courts in two minds about banning Tamil mourning

Courts in Sri Lanka have given contradictory rulings as the police and the hard-line government tried to stifle the genuine aspirations of the war affected Tamils to mourn their near.....

Sri Lanka launches offensive against Tamils preparing to mourn war dead

Tamils in Sri Lanka are faced with the risk of losing the opportunity of collectively mourning their loved ones who have lost their lives during the war. The Sri Lankan government......

International trade unions demand end to crackdown on students and unionists

Solidarity for Sri Lanka’s education rights campaigners detained and intimidated for resisting militarisation of higher education is gathering momentum. Five leading activists.....

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