Weliweriya Shooting: Rising death toll feared as many remain critical

The death toll from Thursday's army shooting is feared to reach at least to seven by Sunday as six more deaths were reported from several government hospitals in the western province. Many other victims who remain in critical condition....

'We asked for water tanks, they sent us war tanks'

Bloody boot prints, now chalked off by police forensic teams mark the side doorways to the St. Anthony’s Parish in Weliweriya. The Church walls are pockmarked with bullets. Lampshades in the Parish garden have been shattered....

Commonwealth dodges Sri Lanka problem

The Commonwealth has failed its first major test since it strengthened its Ministerial Action Group in 2011 to renew its commitment to human rights and democratic values. Meeting in London today, the Commonwealth........

Int. Bar Association expresses serious concern as Colombo revokes visa

Mounting additional international pressure on Sri Lanka’s hawkish government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the renowned International Bar Association (IBA) on Saturday expressed “serious....

Organisers detained for screening 'No Fire Zone'

Three organisers of a controversial documentary film screening at the KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall were detained by Home Ministry, Immigration and police officials here Wednesday. The screening of the movie....

Buddhists question Bodu Bala Sena: Police, BBS block vigil

The Bodu Bala Sena, with the assistance of the police, prevented a peaceful candle lit vigil from taking place outside the Bodu Bala Sena headquarters in Thunmulla late this evening. A small crowd under.....

Sri Lanka army calls to continue militarisation of north-east

Responding to recommendations by a presidential commission on Sri Lanka’s war against the Tamil Tigers, the country’s military has justified its disproportionate presence in the Tamil majority north and east.

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