Don't Rehabilitate Sri Lanka's Tarnished Military

The Hindu recently ran a curious interview with Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. The exchange includes various softball questions and glaring omissions. This piece won’t.........

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 president's office confirms militant monk in Tokyo meeting

In an obvious bid to diffuse opposition to affiliation with an extremist Buddhist monk, Sri Lanka president's office has confirmed that the two had met in Tokyo. Rejecting suggestions............

Anti Muslim terror spreads while Sri Lanka government blocks social media

Mosques were attacked and property set ablaze by Sinhala mobs in the picturesque hill country of SriLanka for the fifth day of anti-Muslim terror while armed troops looked on. Following........

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............

Sirisena shocks expat Sri Lankans in Japan with extremist monk in Tokyo

Expatriate Sri Lankans in Japan were in a shock to see President Maithripala Sirisena in the company of an extremist Buddhist monk who leads an outfit implicated in recent anti-Muslim......

Sri Lanka forced to declare emergency following anti-Muslim violence

An island-wide state of emergency has been declared by Sri Lanka president following two days of anti-Muslim riots  in the central hill country. The new emergency measure has been announced while......

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