Sri Lanka policeman assaults and arrest two Tamil youth

A video showing a Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist police officer mercilessly assaulting two Tamil youth on the streets for an alleged traffic offence have gone viral in social media. After kicking, punching and..........

Tamil man abducted while EU team is in Sri Lanka to probe rights record

A war affected Tamil man was forcefully abducted in Eastern Sri Lanka allegedly by plain clothed terror police. This abduction has taken place while a top European Union team is visiting the..........

Death in Sri Lanka’s Police custody: Tamil Youth’s body to be exhumed

The body of a young Tamil who was allegedly beaten to death while in Sri Lankan police custody is to be exhumed for a second autopsy. In ordering the exhumation, a court in Eastern Sri...........

Sri Lanka Police use 'quarantine law' to block daily rituals in Hindu Kovil

Sri Lanka Police shut a Hindu temple and blocked its' daily rituals and arrested the priests in the war-affected Mullaitivu district on charges of violating Covid-19 restrictions. Two priests and a trustee of the...

Tamils and Muslims come under brutal Police attack in Sri Lanka

As Police brutality continues in Sri Lanka, at least four members of the Tamil and Muslim communities have been hospitalised after being 'beaten black and blue' literally by the Police force in the.........

Second death in Sri Lankan police custody within three days

A 42 year old father of two has become the latest victim to die in Sri Lanka’s police custody. Family members of the victim are convinced that their loved one was beaten to death. Police claim that he...............

Sri Lanka death in detention: family rejects official version

The family of the Tamil youth, Chandran Vithushan, who died while in police custody have rejected the autopsy report. Speaking to local media amidst a sombre atmosphere the family raised many.........

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