Systematic land grab “at its peak in Mullaitivu” amid military intimidations

Aiming to geographically divide the traditional homeland of the Tamil people, the Colombo government has engaged in a systematic land grab in full-scale in the North-Eastern Mullaitivu district under the guise......

Details emerge of Sri Lanka's post CHOGM crackdown on dissent

There are reports that the Sri Lankan security forces have been detaining and questioning Tamils who gave interviews to the British media covering the Commonwealth meeting in the island last week. In other cases family members of those.......

Army Chief unwittingly admits committing war crimes

Inadvertently confirming that his troops have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the name of wiping out the Tamil Tiger rebels, Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya...................

The Monks’ Army: A vigilante group, religious police or a Sri Lankan Tea Party?

Sri Lanka’s raffish capital, where we begin our series, is in economic catch-up mode. Colombo is replacing the colonial-era roads and railways built when Churchill was a boy and ‘Ceylon’ was a languid...........

Jittery Colombo blocks Channel 4 crew from visiting North

Despicably violating the core values of the Commonwealth, CHOGM-host Sri Lankan government on Wednesday led its goons and supporters to waylay a train that carried a television crew of the Channel 4 News to.....

Bid to assassinate Ananthi Elilan aimed at eliminating war crime witness

Keeping the country largely on a war footing with heavy military presence in the former war-zones of Jaffna and Wanni districts, the incumbent government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has held.........

Four Sri Lankan Navy members arrested for people smuggling

Four members of the Sri Lankan Navy have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 100 asylum seekers to Australia. Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya has confirmed that police are investigating the....

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