Police officer nabbed over disappearance of Sri Lankan held in navy torture site

Sri Lanka police have arrested a police officer accused of abducting a man who disappeared in the aftermath of the war following arbitrary detention in a secret navy torture site. The officer in charge of the....

Sri Lanka police in the crosshairs for torture and death, once again

Scores of angry Tamils took to the streets in northern Sri Lanka demanding justice for a young man who died in custody. On Tuesday, protesters condemning police brutality carried placards in Tamil, Sinhala......

Tamil mothers of disappeared fear the worst as bodies wash ashore in Colombo

Families searching for their enforced disappeared relatives fear that the bodies washed ashore within last few weeks along the Colombo coast could be that of their beloved ones as the relentless struggle......

Sri Lanka military’s latest assault weapon: Barbed wire wrapped palm frond

Police in Sri Lanka have once again received a complaint against military officers occupying the Mullaitivu district for assaulting a Tamil with a palm stick wrapped in barbed wire. The victim, a driver.....

Sri Lanka: International expertise ruled out in newly found mass grave exhumations

As suspicion and fear grow regarding the findings of human remains in Kokkuthoduvai in war torn Mullaitivu district, exhumations were further delayed a week after a high-level meeting ruled out any.........

Excavations to resume on Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave

A court in north-western Sri Lanka has ordered to recommence investigations - halted three years ago - on the largest mass grave found in the country.  Following a request made by Tamil.........

Sri Lanka: Family seeks impartial investigation into killing of Tamil fisherman

The ‘killing’ of Edward Mariyaseelan, a fisherman in the Northern Province seems to re-emphasise that extra judicial killing have become a norm rather than an exception in Sri Lanka. The local community and...

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