November 26: Forbidden grief and a story of resistance

Peter Ilanchelian was getting ready to pay his respects to his younger brother who was killed among thousands eleven years ago. He hoisted four flags displaying the red and yellow colours of the Tamil nation on the dull.......

Sri Lanka police questioned on ‘confessions’ of terror suspects

The police chief in Sri Lanka had been questioned about forcing confessions from terror suspects that would be used against them in legal proceedings. In a letter to Police Chief Chandana Wickremaratne..........

State sponsored illegal felling of Teak under the guise of ‘reforestation’

In the scenically beautiful Mullaitivu district, locals and environment activists have witnessed illegal plundering and felling of Teak tress are rampant with apparent state patronage under the............

Tamils foil Sri Lanka navy bid to legalise military occupation

Residents of a Tamil fishing village in the north of Sri Lanka have managed to block an attempt to legalise the military occupation of a privately owned strip of land. On Thursday, surveyors armed with a notice served.......

Mounting harassment of journalists poses threat to media freedom in eastern Sri Lanka

Journalists in Sri Lanka’s ethnically diverse eastern province, reporting racial tensions intensified by acts of politicians, are finding it increasingly difficult to carry on with their duties due to ongoing...........

Sri Lanka: 20 A “contrary to the rule of law and principals of separation of powers”

Judges, lawyers, and journalists’ associations of the commonwealth have expressed their deep concern about the impact of a proposed amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution would have on the independence....

Worst drought-hit Sri Lanka’s north not given drinking water

Latest official figures from Sri Lanka reveal that authorities have failed to provide drinking water to the country’s worst drought hit northern region for over three months. Only two........

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