US accused of turning a blind eye on Sri Lanka's 'back-pedalling'

The Obama administration failing to apply pressure on Sri Lanka to honour pledges made at the UN for a fair and international war crimes process has been described by a leading US based policy think tank as shocking. "At a time when...........

Children highly vulnerable in Sri Lanka flood and landslide disaster: UN

United Nations have warned that children displaced by the current flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka are highly vulnerable to abuse. In two reports released on 22 May, top UN bodies have called to provide....

Tamil Tiger defeat impossible 'without our friends in Washington' - FM Mangala

The foreign minister of Sri Lanka has confirmed that the support of United States of America was key to  defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a war that ended with the massacre of..........

North calls for autonomous units in merged North East for Sri Lanka Muslims

Sri Lanka’s eagerly awaited new constitution should ensure that Muslims are given autonomous units in their lands within a merged NorthEast province, the Tamil National Alliance.......

Events to commemorate Tamil war dead meet with military intimidation

Tamils attending events in north and east in memory of war dead have faced intimidation by the Sri Lankan military despite claims by the government that it does not obstruct any such commemoration. A Genocide Remembrance...........

Tamil Genocide remembered in North - East

Defying intimidation by Sri Lankan armed forces, the Tamils have launched a Genocide Remembrance Week in the country's war ravaged north and east while the government has announced a 'war heroes month' to to honour its armed forces. Northern Provincial Councillor MK Shivajiligam.................

Sri Lanka: Tamil minister ‘ashamed to be in government’

A minister of Tamil origin says that he is ashamed to be part of the ruling coalition when security forces intimidate rights activists even at present. Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan..........

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