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.........

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.......

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.............

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)...........

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.....

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...........

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