Sri Lanka to spend millions on hundred Buddhist Temples in Tamil areas

Sri Lanka has decided to spend millions on Buddhist sites in the Tamil majority north and east despite the Tamil community calling to end state sponsored Buddhistisation. Although Buddhists live in the Eastern.........

Sri Lanka military seek permission to launch crack down in north

Sri Lanka Army has sought government approval for direct intervention in the civilian administration of Tamil majority north, reports a mainstream Sinhala nationalist newspaper with direct access............

Day of mourning announced for Jaffna undergraduates killed by police

The University Students Union of Jaffna announced a day of mourning for two undergraduates killed by Sri Lanka police shooting. Wijayakumar Sulakshan and Nadarasa Gajan in their early twenties.........

Sinhala Buddhist marchers threaten Tamil leader with death

Sinhala extremists led by Buddhist monks in a protest march in the northern Vavunia town in Sri Lanka called for the death of Northern Chief Minister. Protesters in the march convened by Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Brigade)...........

Police demand family of slain Tamil undergraduates not to seek justice

Parents of two Tamil university students killed by police gunfire are under intense pressure to stop seeking justice for the victims. Police officers who visited parents of the slain art faculty undergraduates  in their homes in northern.................

Sri Lanka president intervenes on behalf of accused military men

The President of Sri Lanka revealed that he has intervened on behalf of military intelligence officials held in custody under suspicion of committing serious crimes against two prominent journalists. a military event in Colombo to.........

TNA’s Sumanthiran says didn’t consult victims on OMP Bill

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran refused to account for his conduct to the Tamil people of the North when confronted by outraged families of the disappeared who accused him of betraying their interests when the.......

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