Sri Lanka forced to declare emergency following anti-Muslim violence

An island-wide state of emergency has been declared by Sri Lanka president following two days of anti-Muslim riots  in the central hill country. The new emergency measure has been announced while......

Continuing attacks fuel fears of anti Muslim violence spreading in Sri Lanka

Muslim and civil society leaders in Sri Lanka fear violence against the minority community that raised its ugly head twice within a week spreading to other areas of the island, largely due........

No disciplinary action against ‘slit throat’ brigadier summoned to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has confirmed that no disciplinary action will be taken against a military diplomat who threatened Tamil protesters in London with death. Defence attaché Defence attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando..............

Sri Lanka: Trade unions give ultimatum to end victimisation of activists

Powerful trade unions in Sri Lanka's electricity sector have given an ultimatum of three weeks to the management for the reinstatement of six of their leaders who have been victimised for..................

Muslims flee eastern Sri Lanka town following Sinhala mob attack

Leading ruling party politicians in eastern Sri Lanka say that several Muslim families have fled the eastern town of Ampara due to police inaction following anti-Muslim mob violence in the Sinhala dominated area. Police said..........

Triumphant Rajapaksa on warpath against Sri Lanka constitutional reforms

Making a resounding comeback in Sri Lanka’s local polls, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  fired a salvo against constitutional reforms aimed at curtailing powers of the executive..............

Sri Lanka: Text book case of impunity - ITJP & JDS

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and JDS condemn the reinstatement of the Sri Lanka military diplomat who threatened to slit the throats of protesting Tamils in London. Military attaché Priyanka Fernando..............

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