Women in week long sit down to regain occupied land threaten self-immolation

Tamil women in Sri Lanka's war ravaged north demanding access to their ancestral lands occupied by the military have threatened to take their lives by self-immolation in the face of government inflexibility..................

Sri Lanka claims to progress on rights record refuted by UN (Video)

In his speech at the state Independence Day military parade the Sri Lanka president emphasised receiving international praise for commitment to reconciliation; but the UN has rapped the government for not delivering in several areas....................

Sri Lanka: Fears grow over missing trade union leader

A trade union leader who has been in the forefront of industrial action for over a month against Sri Lanka's main telecommunications provider has gone missing following court orders banning protests led by his union protests led by his union.................

UN rebut Sri Lanka allegation on agreement to drop foreign judges

The United Nations denied that it's top rights official had any agreement as claimed by Sri Lanka government to retain local judges only in a future war crimes probe. Applauding the first ever report................

Armed abductors threaten trade union leader to give up strike action

A trade union leader in Sri Lanka who was found three days after his abduction had been severely threatened by the perpetrators to abandon a six week long strike action. All Ceylon Telecommunication.......

Sri Lanka FM has no excuse for sending spy chief to UN (Video)

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister was left with no excuse for including the country's intelligence chief in an official delegation to the UN to answer allegations of torture. Sisira Mendis, who was head of two special police units widely known..................

Sri Lanka state leaders snub event to receive reconciliation report

Prioritising foriegn investment over and above reconciliation efforts, Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Tuesday (03) snubbed an official event to receive the first public consultation..............

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