JDS calls for tough international action against Sri Lanka government

In a report to the UN detailing continuing government crackdown on dissenters, JDS has called upon UN member states to use universal jurisdiction and targeted sanctions against Sri Lanka’s........

Sri Lanka: A crisis, crackdown and caution

As Sri Lanka continues to reel under severe socio-economic and political crisis, the new president Ranil Wickremasinghe’s government has started to brutally crackdown on dissidents.....

Visiting UK minister gets wakeup call from Tamil mothers

Tamil mothers in Sri Lanka’s north and east have chided a visiting British minister for ignoring the victims of war in an apparent bid to improve bilateral trade with the debt-ridden....

Sri Lanka courts in two minds about banning Tamil mourning

Courts in Sri Lanka have given contradictory rulings as the police and the hard-line government tried to stifle the genuine aspirations of the war affected Tamils to mourn their near.....

Call to probe Aussie police over credibly accused Sri Lanka war criminal

Australia's Federal Police came under heavy questioning for its failure to act against a former Sri Lankan army commander over his alleged role in war crimes despite been provided with  evidence.....

Sri Lanka military to probe itself over alleged torture of Tamil journalist

Justice for crimes against freedom of expression in Sri Lanka was once again confirmed a faraway dream when the soldiers accused of beating and torturing a Tamil journalist were handed back.......

Sri Lanka: OMP calls for 20 documents to search for the disappeared

Sri Lanka’s office of missing persons (OMP) has called for a trove of 20 documents from the families of the disappeared to search for their disappeared loved ones. This comes as Colombo.......

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