Tamils commemorate war dead amid surveillance, restrictions

Despite intense military surveillance and severe restrictions by the government authorities, the Tamils in Sri Lanka's north Thursday commemorated their loved ones who were massacred in thousands during the final months of............

True to form, Sri Lanka ditches international pledges on anti-terrorism laws

Within days after successfully hoodwinking the international community, especially its European allies, in regaining the GSP+ trade concessions, Sri Lanka has got unanimous cabinet approval last week to repeal and replace the..............

Sri Lanka president honours pledge to military by promoting alleged war criminal

A senior army commander alleged to have committed war crimes have been promoted as the  chief administrative officer of the Sri Lankan military a day after the country's president vowed to safeguard the military from prosecution...........

UN to probe threats to Sri Lanka activists in Geneva (Video)

The global rights chief has directed a topmost official to look into complaints on harassment and intimidation of Sri Lankan human rights activists at the UN premises itself. Speaking at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 22 March the UN human rights commissioner...........

Past and present rulers under fire for deadly Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Family members who lost their loved ones in a landslide caused by a massive garbage mountain have slammed the Sri Lankan government for dumping rubbish in their backyard despite......

Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa calls families of missing, liers

Sri Lanka’s once most powerful official who oversaw the security establishment accused of forced disappearances among other international crimes poured scorn on thousands of war affected Tamils searching for their loved ones...............

Sri Lanka: Highest ever military budget under Sirisena's "good governance"

The Sri Lanka government commitment to demiltarise the country's Tamil majority north and east has come under withering criticism from a leading policy think tank when the highest ever.........

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