Former Sri Lanka army chief flees Latin America fearing war crimes lawsuit

A former army commander who oversaw the final phase that killed tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka's civil war has fled Latin America following a war crimes lawsuit filed against him. The international Truth and................

Sri Lanka military in Rwanda for post genocide study tour

Sri Lanka itself  accused of committing genocide against Tamils have sent a top team of military officers to Rwanda to study how the African nation is reconciling in the aftermath of a genocide that killed an...................

Buddhist monks force Sri Lanka president to roll back reforms

Faced with mounting opposition from majoritarian Sinhala Buddhist monks and his own party, the president of Sri Lanka has backed off from adopting constitutional reforms that includes sharing power with Tamils.............

International petition to stop police terrorising Tami Jesuit priest

An international campaign has been launched to urge Sri Lanka government stop police harassment of a Jesuit priest for helping Tamil families memorialize their loved ones lost during the......

Activists foil white van ‘arrest’ bid in Sri Lanka’s capital

Trade union and student activists in Sri Lanka have been able to actively thwart the unlawful arrest of a student leader in the country’s capital Colombo on Thursday (20). A group in civilian clothing who arrived in a white.......

Sri Lanka's Buddhist hierarchy to serve edict on president against reforms

In an unprecedented move the topmost Buddhist leadership in Sri Lanka joined forces to vehemently oppose reforms aimed at delivering concession for the island's numerical minorities. Leading monks representing the country's..........

Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims escalate following UN, EU concessions

Unabated violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka’s predominantly Sinhala Buddhists localities is alarmingly on the rise in the wake of international bodies relaxing trade and political restrictions placed on the government.........

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