Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya acknowledges use of white vans to “take in” suspects

The powerful defence secretary during the Mahinda Rajapaksa rule has acknowledged the use of white vans by Sri Lankan intelligence agencies for abductions which he calls “taking in for questioning”. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa......

Sri Lanka president vows to go ahead with 'Duterte Style" executions (VIDEO)

Annihilating drug pedlars and abusers have been handed over to the armed forces, said Sri Lanka’s president. President Maithripala Sirisena made this shocking statement at a state sponsored drug abuse.........

UK court orders arrest of Sri Lanka Brigadier

A Sri Lankan diplomat Brigadier Priyanka Fernando  was found guilty by a British court for making multiple throat slitting gestures against Tamil demonstrators outside the High Commission in London on 4 February 2018. On 21 Monday, the West......

Sri Lankan brigadier summoned to UK court for ‘throat slit’ threat

A former Sri Lankan diplomat serving in the military has been summoned to a British court to face a prosecution on his alleged death threats to a group of protesters. Former defence attaché Andige Priyanka Indunil Fernando has been accused of..............

Sri Lanka: War crimes dossier reveals staggering evidence against top general

Damning details of alleged war crimes by the second highest ranking officer in the Sri Lanka military has been made public. Publishing a report on Sri Lanka’s Chief of Army Staff Shavendra Silva, Johannesburg based..............

Probe on editor’s killing forced to a stop by top political authority

Investigations on the daylight murder of a leading Sri Lankan editor ten years ago, have ground to a halt due to political pressure from the highest levels of political authority, JDS learns. Founding editor of the now defunct..........

Sri Lanka navy top brass in “sinister plot” against investigators and witness

Details have emerged of senior Sri Lankan naval officers planning to harm the chief investigator and key witness in high profile cases of abduction, torture and extrajudicial killings. Investigators of.........

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