Police and security forces ‘accused of stealing Mullivaikkal memorial monument’

The Police and security forces in Northern Sri Lanka are accused of an ‘despicable act of stealing’ by Tamil lawmakers, priests and attorneys after a granite plaque which was about to be erected in.......

Sri Lanka gearing towards legalizing impunity for gross human rights violations

Armed with a two-thirds majority in the parliament, the Sri Lankan government is aiming to legalize impunity, which takes the country further away from delivering justice to victims of crimes committed....

Fears of Sri Lanka turning into the new hub of international drugs trade

The continued seizure of Sri Lankan vessels with huge quantities of contraband has set alarm bells ringing among Indian security officials. This has been further intensified with the seizure of three........

Tamil Bishop who exposed the human cost of Sri Lanka’s bloody war, no more

He was more than a Bishop. A human rights crusader to the core and a saviour of Tamil people, and above all a down to earth human being. This holy man - a key witness to Sri Lanka’s alleged war.......

Sri Lanka terror police arresting Jaffna mayor “nothing but Fascism”

The midnight arrest of the Jaffna mayor has sparked a huge furore in the Sri Lankan Parliament with Tamil lawmakers calling it as “nothing but fascism”. Mayor Viswalingam Manivannan detained.....

Submit or suffer: P2P and muzzling peaceful protest

Sri Lanka is using the judiciary and the police to harass Tamil and Muslim politicians and activists who participated in a march protesting wartime mass atrocities, enforced cremations, and terror..........

Germany's decision to deport Tamils to Sri Lanka draws wide condemnation

Tamils in Germany have taken to streets protesting an appalling move of German authorities to deport nearly a hundred political refugees to Sri Lanka. The decision has shocked refugee rights groups in the country since it comes after Germany.....

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