Swiss legal debacle “triggered Sri Lanka's latest terrorists list”

Sri Lanka's most recent decision to declare a prominent international rights activist as a 'terrorist' may have been triggered by a landmark decision in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, last year...........

Top general accused of war crimes calls for military rule in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s ex army chief who is facing criminal allegations of war crimes in Latin America has advocated military rule for his country. General Jagath Jayasuriya called for the army to take over........

Catholic priests urge U.S. restraint on Sri Lanka's use of emergency powers

A group of Catholic priests have appealed to Washington to ensure Christian and Muslim rights are not suppressed by Sri Lanka’s new national security legislation. In a letter, more than 40 Catholic priests, which........

Sri Lanka anti Muslim mob violence kills 45 year old man

A 45-year-old carpenter has been killed by anti-Muslim mobs rioting in north western Sri Lanka. Fowzul Ameer of Nattandiya succumbed to slash injuries shortly after admission to the Marawila hospital....

Sri Lanka military tries to evade responsibility for captured Tamil rebels

Dealing a devastating blow to thousands of Tamils searching for their loved ones who disappeared after surrendering to the security forces, the Sri Lanka army has shirked responsibility. For the first.....

Video exposes security forces collusion in Sri Lanka anti Muslim riots

Members of Sri Lanka’s police and military forces collaborating with mobs in vandalizing a mosque in north western Sri Lanka have been caught on video. CCTV footage obtained by JDS shows........

Sri Lanka president accepts proposal to legalise impunity (VIDEO)

Recommendations to legalise impunity in Sri Lanka have been handed over to the president by a group of ex military commanders led by the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The alarming...........

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