Lonely Planet 'hotspot' workers demanding minimum wage, beaten up by police

Police beat up members of the plantation community who protested in Sri Lanka’s capital demanding a daily minimum wage of five dollars while their workplaces were celebrated by a top international travel publisher as tourist..........

Sri Lanka: Police look on while Sinhala goons threaten peaceful Tamil march

Hundreds of Tamils on a peaceful march calling for the release of Tamil political prisoners were threatened upon their arrival in the north central province, by Sinhala extremists whilst police were looking on. The march led by.....

Sri Lanka: Renewed attack against Channel 4 documentary as “fake” (VIDEO)

The Sri Lankan government renewed its attack against damning war crimes evidence aired by London based Channel 4 TV despite the UK regulatory body clearing the broadcaster of any wrong....

Rights chief calls to keep up with pledges while Sri Lanka plans to snub UN

The new UN human rights chief expressed her concern on Sri Lanka’s lack of progress in addressing war crimes, while the country’s president has revealed plans to back off from its...........

Sri Lanka war monuments signal “complete Sinhalese takeover of the Tamil land”

Victory war monuments installed throughout the north and east of Sri Lanka sends a strong message of complete Sinhalese takeover of the Tamil land, says the head of a California based think......

Sri Lanka: Wartime ministers admit to military executing surrendered Tamils (VIDEO)

Ministers from the Rajapaksa administration acknowledged that rebels and civilians were killed after they surrendered to the military in the final days of the government assault against Tamil Tigers. Tamil war victims as well as....

Sri Lanka: Locals push back bid to erect Buddha statue in Tamil area

Tamil villagers and politicians succeeded in stopping a state assisted group led by a Buddhist monk who attempted to put up a Buddha statue in the Hindu majority Mullaitivu district. At least two Buddhist monks arriving in a..........

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