Sri Lanka refuses complete return of military occupied land

Sri Lanka's top defence official refused to return the full amount of land under military occupation in the north and east back to their rightful owners. Attending a state sponsored event in the northern Jaffna.........

Cluster bombs used in Sri Lanka's civil war, leaked photos suggest

A former employee of an international demining group has provided photographic evidence confirming that the banned cluster bombs were found inside the Sri Lankan government designated 'no fire zone' in the north of the island, reveals...............

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...........

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...........

Sinhala population in east boosted by 888% due to state aided colonization

State sponsored colonization in Sri Lanka’s Tamil speaking east has drastically changed the demography, an all-party US congress alliance was told by a leading main opposition Tamil lawmaker visiting..............

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..........

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