Mounting condemnation force ‘tough’ Sri Lanka government to set union leader free

“Let’s get together and carry on with our struggle” said Sri Lanka’s Joseph Stalin, soon after the government with a two thirds majority rule was forced to release the defiant trade union leader...........

Fearing threats to life, top Sri Lankan cop who angered authorities seek protection

A senior police officer whose investigations had angered many including powerful politicians and high-ranking military and police officers, fears that his life is under threat. Gnanendra Shani.........

Europe targets trade incentives and anti-terror funding to Sri Lanka

Debt-ridden Sri Lanka risks losing privileged access to the EU market and anti-terror funding as the European Parliament voted for tougher action against the island nation. The European...........

Tamils brave police blockades and win legal battle to honour their war dead

Sri Lanka police in spite of being in a court -which allowed the war-affected Tamils the right to mourn their dead at Mullivaikkal-  haven’t given up their effort to block the annual remembrance..........

Sri Lanka military to deploy ex-soldiers for spying

Beefing up the militarization of Sri Lanka the army has launched an operation to enlist retired military personnel to collect intelligence information. A classified directive dated 08 June 2021, has...........

May 18: Heightened surveillance, physical intimidation and court bans for Tamils

Senior Tamil politician and former member of Parliament M K Sivajilingam was manhandled while trying to pay tribute at a memorial in Jaffna. While returning back from Mullaitivu after paying homage.....

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.......

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