Sri Lanka caught red handed lying about UN rights chief

A top official handpicked by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to represent the country  came in for harsh criticism by the UN for "putting a spin" on a high level bilateral meeting in Geneva.

Sri Lanka refuses to hand back military occupied land

Thousands of acres of land occupied by the military in northern Sri Lanka will not be released to their rightful owners despite ongoing protests. Scores of war displaced Tamil families have been protesting.......

Judge orders retrial of Sri Lankan Brigadier over throat slitting threat

England’s top magistrate has set a date for the retrial of former Sri Lankan defence attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, for Public Order Act offences to redress the defence’s concerns over a number of procedural.....

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......

One year on, justice denied for Muslim victims in central Sri Lanka

Members of the Muslim community who suffered at the hands of Sinhala mobs during anti-Muslim violence in central Sri Lanka a year ago express fear of attempts to cover up the findings of subsequent..........

Sri Lanka PM requests Tamils to “forget the past” on war crimes (VIDEO)

War affected Tamils who have been denied justice for nearly a decade were asked to give up their pursuit for accountability by the Sri Lankan prime minister. “We have all been affected, let’s forget the past and move forward,” said PM Ranil....

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.........

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