Sri Lanka PM pledges further Buddhistisation of Tamil areas

Tamils opposing years of militarisation, majority Sinhala colonisation and buddhistisation of northern and eastern Sri Lanka have been told of plans to build thousand Buddhist places of worship with government funding in..............

Sri Lanka president resorts to hate speech against rights activists

Bringing back chilling memories of a period when dissenting voices were shamed as traitors and hunted down, the president of Sri Lanka has accused rights activists of being 'supporters of Tamil Tigers', while admitting............

Sri Lanka election authorities obstruct Tamil meeting “discussing politics”

In an apparent effort to suppress public criticism of Sri Lanka dragging its feet on constitutional reforms,  election authorities have unsuccessfully tried to ban a public meeting with.........

Sri Lanka military paid millions to hand back occupied Tamil land

Sri Lanka government has paid millions to its military for the release of a few acres of land forcibly taken over from Tamils eight years ago. The army returned 133.34 acres of occupied land in the heavily militarised............

Sri Lanka president urged to release 16,000 acres of occupied land

Disputing the Sri Lanka president’s claim that a large area of land taken over by war had been returned, a Tamil legislator has called for the release of 16000 acres in the Tamil north still under military occupation. President................

Sri Lanka grab more Tamil land for permanent military occupation

Sri Lanka has revealed plans to install a massive military complex on hundreds of acres of traditional Tamil land already occupied by the armed forces instead of returning them to civilians. A senior government official has................

Sri Lanka: Student leaders detained as racists granted bail

Free education campaigners slammed the judicial system in Sri Lanka for detaining student activists leading an ongoing protest against privatisation of higher education while a Buddhist monk who led a communal attack..............

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