Sri Lanka: Northern province oppose moves to colonise Tamil lands

The Northern Provincial Council unanimously adopted a resolution urging President Maithripala Sirisena to halt settling Sri Lanka military families in a newly constructed village in the Tamil speaking north........

Sri Lanka's commitment to genuine war crimes probe questioned

Angered by evidently contradictory statements by the topmost ruling duo about a future war crimes probe in Sri Lanka, almost 150 grassroots organisations, rights activists and politicians throughout the island have questioned the government’s.............

JVP in Sri Lanka ‘totally’ opposed to LGBT rights

A senior leader of a political party in Sri Lanka, often described as Marxist, has strongly rejected the rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (LGBT). In an interview given to a state controlled English daily, the national organizer of the..............

Rajapaksa urges parliament to grant service extension to war crime accused

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa appealed to parliament to grant service extensions to military top brass accused of committing war crimes during the final phase of the bloody war in Sri Lanka. In his first speech to parliament.....

India stalls 400 million dollar Pakistan fighter jet deal to Sri Lanka

In an apparent gain in the South Asian power struggle, India  has stalled a fighter jet deal between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as reported by the world's leading defence journal. "Indian diplomatic pressure seems to have stalled Sri Lankan............

Parliamentarians oppose British millions for Sri Lanka ‘military reform’

A group of opposition Labour party parliamentarians have urged UK government to reconsider plans to provide Sri Lanka with £6.6 million aimed at reforming the military. In a letter to the Foreign........

UN visit 'Gota's Camp' secret torture site in Sri Lanka navy base

United Nations have confirmed the existence of a secret torture site earlier exposed by victims affected by abductions. The secret camp within the naval base in the eastern town of Trincomlee was an 'important discovery'.......

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