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‘After terrorism is eradicated’; but people in the North and East still live in terror.- Bishop of Mannar

Sulochana Ramiah MohanBishop of Mannar, Dr. Rayappu Joseph, in an interview with Ceylon Today says he has always been accused of being an LTTE...

Deported Journalist Claims Torture in SriLanka

Tamil Nadu journalist Tamil Prabhakaran arrived in Chennai on Saturday after the Sri Lankan Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) handed him over to the Immigration...

A radically new political critique needed in the New Year

At the close of a year that has proved to be disastrously negative for Sri Lankan democracy, Sri Lankans should look to the Indian...

Sri Lanka deports Indian reporter covering ex-warzone

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has deported an Indian journalist arrested on a charge of working in the island's former war zone without media credentials, police...

Indian journalist arrested in Sri Lanka

New York-The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of an Indian journalist and filmmaker who was arrested in Sri Lanka...

Rift Between Wigneswaran, Guv Deepens in North Lanka

 P K Balachandran The conflict between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province is escalating with Governor Maj Gen...

Colombo arrests Indian journalist touring Vanni

A young journalist from Tamil Nadu, Thamizh Mahapirapaharan, who was touring in the North was arrested by the occupying Sri Lankan military...

Sri Lanka war dead count improper: Tamil party

World | Press Trust of India inSh Colombo:  ...

Freudian motive to Sri Lanka’s notoriety in rape

While one may expect that the word "sex" may emerge as a heavily searched word in Google, what is surprising is that Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka: HRCSL should defend human rights, not the regime

 The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) had submitted to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem, recommendations in order to...

Sri Lanka: PPPR Recommends an Election Judge Should be Appointed to Investigate into Election Malpractices

Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Election Monitoring arm, ‘The Programme for Protection of Public Resources (PPPR)’ has recommended that an Election Judge...

Sri Lanka: Official alleges Growth Rate massaged; 5.5 growth rate changed to 6

The Census and Statistics Department’s National Accounts Division Director H.S. Wanasinghe in a revelation made during an investigation, the report of which is now...

SL Police officer threatens rights activist Sundaram in Trincomalee

The Sri Lankan Police Inspector, who is in charge of the Trincomalee Police Station had threatened the head of the committee of missing persons,...

Sri Lanka at UNHRC: Government To Reject Resolution;the army did not commit human rights violations.

The government says it will reject any resolution put forward by Britain on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next March.The...

Sri Lanka: The TNA-Rajapaksa confrontation; It is time to call the regime’s bluff

Kumar David"Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under...

Devanagala – Latest in the racist agenda to provoke Muslims

By Latheef FarookDevanagala is a beautiful peaceful village in the central hills about six kilometers from Mawanella on the way to Hemmathagama....

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran fears new LTTE organised by the Govt

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran claims there is an attempt to form an new LTTE which will operate with the backing of the...

Sri lanka: Revisions to HRCSL Act submitted to President

Niranjala AriyawanshaChairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa, said revisions to the existing Human Rights Commission of Sri...

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands...

UNP adopts four resolutions; No mention of the ethnic conflict

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) adopted four resolutions at the party convention held at the UNP headquarters in Sirikotha today.UNP General Secretary...

The chief architect of the Galle Literary Festival Geoffrey Dobbs refused entry to Sri Lanka

Geoffrey DobbsThe chief architect of the annual Galle Literary Festival, British born Australian Geoffrey Dobbs has been denied entry into Sri Lanka, opposition UNP...

Sri Lanka: 3 Mosques to be closed – Muslim MPs demand urgent action

Muslim Members of Parliament (MP) met Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, who is also the Minister of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs, this afternoon and raised...

First UN Resolution on the Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders

A Pakistan HRD  We are pleased to inform you that the first UN resolution on the protection of women human rights defenders...

Sri Lanka : It is too soon to define what any international investigation might consist of The UK Minister of State Hugo Swire

Hugo Swire House of Commons – Questions on Sri Lanka, 17 Dec 2013: Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth...

Sri Lanka: Deputy Minister ( retired Navy admiral) calls for ban on TNA

Labour and Labour Relations Deputy Minister Sarath Weerasekera told Parliament yesterday that the government should ban the TNA, which was propagating the LTTE ideology...

Sri Lanka: Statement Condemning the Arrest and Unlawful Detention of Seven Tamil Youth, and Calling for their Immediate Release

19th December, 2013We the undersigned, strongly condemn the arbitrary arrest and illegal detention of Raveendran Kajeepan (21), Alfred Piratheepan (30), Murukaiya Ashokkumar (35) and...

Villages gone, buildings razed to ground in SL military appropriated Valikamaam North

 Almost all the buildings that were situated in the 6,400 acres of lands seized by the occupying Sri Lankan military in Valikaamam North in...
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Sri Lanka: A Return to Threats & Fear; Crackdown on Critics, Disregard for Accountability

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Sri Lanka: Despite police intimidation prayer weak for the release of Tamil political prisoners held successfully

Families of Tamil political prisoners, civil society organizations and civilians of North East Sri-Lanka launched a weeklong prayer campaign from 7th to 14th January...

Joint Statement against the Sri Lankan Government: Memorials can be destroyed, not memories

Image courtesy heartresearch.com.au. Joint Statement against the Sri Lankan Government for the continued destruction of the people's fundamental rights and reconciliation process! Memorials can be destroyed,...

Sri Lanka: acquittal emblematic of the State’s failure to ensure accountability   

The ICJ today deplored the comprehensive failure of the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure accountability for conflict-era crimes, marked by the dropping of charges...