Sri Lanka: Wartime ministers admit to military executing surrendered Tamils (VIDEO)

Ministers from the Rajapaksa administration acknowledged that rebels and civilians were killed after they surrendered to the military in the final days of the government assault against Tamil Tigers. Tamil war victims as well as....

Rights chief calls to keep up with pledges while Sri Lanka plans to snub UN

The new UN human rights chief expressed her concern on Sri Lanka’s lack of progress in addressing war crimes, while the country’s president has revealed plans to back off from its...........

Sri Lanka: Sinhalese fishermen leave Tamil coast after arrests for arson (VIDEO)

Non-resident fishermen from southern Sri Lanka reluctantly gave up occupation of the northeastern coastline after three of their colleagues were detained by courts for alleged arson attack.....

Future Labour government to include justice for Tamils in official policy

Sending a strong message to the Sri Lanka government dragging its feet on wartime accountability, the British opposition leader announced that Tamil rights including an international............

Sri Lanka: Locals push back bid to erect Buddha statue in Tamil area

Tamil villagers and politicians succeeded in stopping a state assisted group led by a Buddhist monk who attempted to put up a Buddha statue in the Hindu majority Mullaitivu district. At least two Buddhist monks arriving in a..........

Sri Lanka army refuse to vacate historical fortress in Tamil area (VIDEO)

The Sri Lanka military chief vowed to continue with the occupation of a threatened historical fortress in a majority Tamil area despite protests. Adamantly rejecting calls to vacate the.........

Sri Lanka president discredit Tamil protestors as ‘Eelamists’

Tamils protesting denied justice for nine years since the war, have been condemned by the Sri Lankan head of state as ‘Eelamists’ with business interests aiming to divide the island nation. In Sri Lanka’s north, Tamils are............

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