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New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Sri Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...

SLB Update: Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Brief Update. April 2021. Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka 1. Victims of microcredit schemes in Sri...

Sri Lankan Minister says President should become ‘Hitler’ (Video)

(12 April 2021)- State Minister Dilum Amunugama said today that the people voted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to power expecting him to play the part...

Is President Rajapaksa running the courts and police in Sri Lanka? – Former CM C.V. Vigneswaran calls for a clarification

“ It is necessary that the President and the Hon’ Minister Devananda do issue a statement in this regard.   If ordinary citizens are...

Update: Jaffna Mayor arrested & handed over to TID for investigations for “providing uniforms similar to LTTE police”

The Mayor of Jaffna, Viswalingam Manivannan was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at around 2.30am on Friday morning. Manivannan, who is also...

Sri Lanka has plunged into the abyss because of the distortion created by the 20th Amendment- Karu Jayasuriya

At present, our country is facing a number of serious issues. No person who loves the country can ignore it. That is why the...

Sri Lanka government preparing high ranking military officers to take over civilian jobs

Image courtesy of New York Times. The government is making arrangements to appoint 18 high ranking military officers of the tri forces who have retired...

Cost of not complying can be high in Sri Lanka – Jehan Perera

So far it appears that the implications of the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at the UN Human Rights Council last week against the...

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary: No one cares more about human rights than us

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 12 years ago, but its sectarian tensions remain, while new divisions are exploited by politicians and worsened by the...

Sri Lanka: A Lunatic Police Attack

A brutal attack by Police Officers caught on a video tape has gone viral on social media. It has caused expressions of public dismay...

The Adani Group denies engaging with Myanmar’s military leadership over port deal but video suggests otherwise

Image: The Adani tour of Mandra port in 2019 included Adani Ports boss Karan Adani and Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing. (Supplied: Myanmar’s Office...

Sri Lanka: Journalist charged with ‘false claim’ of abduction – IFJ

Sri Lankan journalist Sujeewa Gamage, who was arrested by police for allegedly making 'false claims’ about his own abduction, was granted bail on March...

Human Rights Council strengthens rights office probe into Sri Lanka’s long civil war – United Nations

Image: N Photo / Violaine Martin 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. The United Nations Human Rights Council has been given a mandate to collect...

U.N. to Gather Evidence of Atrocities in Sri Lanka Civil War

Image: Filed up memorial stones for the war dead in Mullaitivu, North of Sri Lanka as the Military banned a proper memorial.  (file photo...

After the smoke clears, what will be left of media in Myanmar?

Image: Courtesy of Civil Disobedience Movement. Journalists in Myanmar face worsening conditions as military crackdowns and violence is compelling many to flee, writes Phil Thornton. Freelance...

The adoption of UNHRC resolution with minimal opposition is an encouraging sign to promote human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka – GTF

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption of resolution 46/1 at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Government of Sri...

Sri Lanka resolution in full as adopted by the HRC 46 with 22 votes

The UNHRC resolution "Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" was adopted today with 22 votes. 11 Member states opposed the resolution...

SAFMA Sri Lanka, including leading Muslim journalists takes on India for Geneva resolution

Image: Lakshman Gunasekara In a strange tune of events, Sri Lanka chapter of  Pakistan based the South Asian Free Media Association which includes well-known Sri...

Tamil Nadu Political Parties Urge PM Modi to Take Stand Against Sri Lanka in UNHRC Session

Image: DMK chief M K Stalin. Chennai: India must take a stand against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council session vis-a-vis the accountability...

Sri Lanka: Where journalists self-abduct and ecocide is green – Tisaranee Gunasekara

Image: journalists  Sujeewa Gamage who was abducted and tortured speaking at  a Press Conference. “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two is...

We’ve high hopes on India at HRC this time, says TNA spokesman

TNA expects New Delhi to vote for resolution, says spokesman Sumanthiran. Meera Srinivasan   The Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) “hopes are high” that India will vote for...

GTF welcomes the HRC resolution 46/1 wants to keep Sri Lanka firmly remain on the international agenda

UNHRC needs to ensure that human rights and accountability developments in Sri Lanka firmly remain on the international agenda The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes...

Abduction and torture of the journalist Sujeewa Gamage: FMM urges govt to reveal the truth 

The Free Media Movement considers the abduction and torture of a freelance journalist named Sujeewa Gamage as a serious threat to the safety and...

Sri Lanka: Accountability in transition to nowhere – Ambika Satkunanathan

Image: at OMP office 30 Aug 2019. Disappeared in the South (1988-89); (c) S.Deshapriya The old/new F word: accountability  Accountability is a word that is being...

“We will fight till the day we get our democracy” – Interview with Myanmar activist Wai Wai

Image: Wai Wai at a protest (Supplied) An interview with Wai Wai, a young female protester from Yangon, Myanmar. Interviewed by Sunanda Deshapriya. Thank you for...

Sri Lanka: New act to rehabilitate suspects accused of extremism without a judicial process

Image: LTTE members in a military-run rehabilitation camp (2016) The regulation " the Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01...

HRC 46: Text of the revised Sri Lanka draft resolution

A revised version of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka has been made public. The revised version has new wordings on the 2009 May Sri...

Catholic Church has lost patience after 2 years & what about Tamils who have waited for 11 long years? – M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Image: A priest conducts a mass burial for Easter Sunday bomb blast victims in Negombo, Sri Lanka on April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe/timesofisrael) As...

Endless War: The Destroyed Land, Life, and Identity of the Tamils in Sri Lanka

Oakland, CA—As the 46th session of the UNHRC assesses the new resolution on Sri Lanka, a new report from the Oakland Institute, Endless War: The...
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