UNF leadership rules out self government for Tamils in Sri Lanka

The right to autonomy will not be granted in Sri Lanka under a future United National Front (UNF) government, a senior government minister said. Speaking in Sinhala, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told journalists in Colombo on Thursday......

Sri Lanka: UN millions for diaspora festival ‘completely untrue’ - UNHRC

UN has not offered any funds to the Sri Lankan government to conduct a diaspora festival, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said. The high commissioner’s office on Monday rejected an an accusation by Sri Lanka's......

Ex-Defence Secretary Gotabhaya's supporters fly altered national flag

Supporters and loyalists of former defence secretary Gotabhya Rajapaksa protesting against him being interrogated by the Bribery Commission, were seen Thursday (23) flying altered national flag in an outrageous bid to racially re-emphasise.....

Military top brass shuffle casts doubts on Sri Lanka ‘internal mechanism’

United Nations have called upon Sri Lanka's new government to address mistrust among Tamils while recent appointments to top military posts have heightened doubts on the effectiveness of the proposed 'internal mechanism.....

Think tank slams Sri Lanka’s denial of ongoing oppression in North and East

In a scathing attack on Sri Lanka's refusal to address violations against Tamils in the north and east, a US based policy think tank said that the government attitude is a denial of the day to day loss and suffering of the communities.......

Proof of secret camps Prime Minister Wickremesinghe denies exist

Despite Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's public denial, credible reports have emerged to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Sri Lankan military still operates secret camps in the north, where surrendered.......

Jaffna protest urges UN to release war crimes report in March

Urging the UN to stick to its original decision and release its war-crimes probe report as scheduled in March, a large number of Jaffna University students, teachers and members of the civil society organisations held a massive protest  rally in Jaffna today.......

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