‘Arrogance’ led to Sri Lanka ex defence chief getting caught in the US (VIDEO)

An international human rights organisation singles out the 'arrogance' of Sri Lanka's former top defence official as the key factor in him being caught in US lawsuits. The South Africa-based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), in.........

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful sued in US over torture and murder charges

Two cases have been filed in the United States against Sri Lanka's wartime top defence official Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for torture and murder. The brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is heavily.........

Sri Lanka refuses to hand back military occupied land

Thousands of acres of land occupied by the military in northern Sri Lanka will not be released to their rightful owners despite ongoing protests. Scores of war displaced Tamil families have been protesting.......

Judge orders retrial of Sri Lankan Brigadier over throat slitting threat

England’s top magistrate has set a date for the retrial of former Sri Lankan defence attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, for Public Order Act offences to redress the defence’s concerns over a number of procedural.....

Sri Lanka caught red handed lying about UN rights chief

A top official handpicked by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to represent the country  came in for harsh criticism by the UN for "putting a spin" on a high level bilateral meeting in Geneva.

One year on, justice denied for Muslim victims in central Sri Lanka

Members of the Muslim community who suffered at the hands of Sinhala mobs during anti-Muslim violence in central Sri Lanka a year ago express fear of attempts to cover up the findings of subsequent..........

Sri Lanka PM requests Tamils to “forget the past” on war crimes (VIDEO)

War affected Tamils who have been denied justice for nearly a decade were asked to give up their pursuit for accountability by the Sri Lankan prime minister. “We have all been affected, let’s forget the past and move forward,” said PM Ranil....

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