Families of the Disappeared lament TNA’s indifference on OMP

Although the Permanent Office of Missing Persons (OMP) has been made law in Sri Lanka, families of the disappeared feel they have been ignored and let down. A culprit for this problem is their representatives in parliament.....

Victims outraged by efforts to protect military from prosecution for war crimes

Tamil war victims in Sri Lanka have slammed the government and main opposition for ensuring that the military is protected from prosecution when setting up a body to trace country’s disappeared. Relatives who.............

Sri Lanka Catholics slam Cardinal for rejecting secularism and human rights

A group of prominent Catholics in Sri Lanka have heavily criticised the country's second ever Cardinal for his opposition to a secular state and human rights. Nearly a hundred clergy and civilians have issued a...........

Story Map: Robbing off Tamil economy by military stealth

A military that controlled the Tamil north of Sri Lanka with menacing hardware is continuing its occupation with a seemingly 'harmless weaponry' along the main highway that runs across the terrain. It is................

Pressure mounts on Colombo to probe suspected poisoning of former militants

Sri Lanka government has been urged to investigate the mysterious deaths of over a hundred Tamil militants following their release from state detention. The northern provincial council and...........

Sri Lanka deploy Security officers within Tamil majority campus

Security forces and police have been deployed within a university in Sri Lanka with a majority Tamil undergraduate population, the country’s police chief has revealed. “In addition to officers in civvies, we have deployed a large number of.................

UN ‘encouraged’ by progress made by Sri Lanka on human rights

The UN has congratulated the government of Sri Lanka on its human rights record during the past nine months despite ongoing abuses highlighted by local and international rights watchdogs. Releasing a special report on Sri Lanka since.............

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