International petition to stop police terrorising Tami Jesuit priest

An international campaign has been launched to urge Sri Lanka government stop police harassment of a Jesuit priest for helping Tamil families memorialize their loved ones lost during the......

Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims escalate following UN, EU concessions

Unabated violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka’s predominantly Sinhala Buddhists localities is alarmingly on the rise in the wake of international bodies relaxing trade and political restrictions placed on the government.........

True to form, Sri Lanka ditches international pledges on anti-terrorism laws

Within days after successfully hoodwinking the international community, especially its European allies, in regaining the GSP+ trade concessions, Sri Lanka has got unanimous cabinet approval last week to repeal and replace the..............

Sri Lanka president honours pledge to military by promoting alleged war criminal

A senior army commander alleged to have committed war crimes have been promoted as the  chief administrative officer of the Sri Lankan military a day after the country's president vowed to safeguard the military from prosecution...........

Tamils commemorate war dead amid surveillance, restrictions

Despite intense military surveillance and severe restrictions by the government authorities, the Tamils in Sri Lanka's north Thursday commemorated their loved ones who were massacred in thousands during the final months of............

Past and present rulers under fire for deadly Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Family members who lost their loved ones in a landslide caused by a massive garbage mountain have slammed the Sri Lankan government for dumping rubbish in their backyard despite......

Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa calls families of missing, liers

Sri Lanka’s once most powerful official who oversaw the security establishment accused of forced disappearances among other international crimes poured scorn on thousands of war affected Tamils searching for their loved ones...............

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