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

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

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

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

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 thousands attending the 'Tamils...............

  • 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..................

  • Indika Gamage
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