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Matale mass grave: No ‘humbug’ commissions, what is needed is a special court – JVP

President's humbug commission would not be allowed to conceal mass murders at Matale, despite various commissions have been appointed, people have not heard of...

Kamalawathi’s search for missing sons; Will Gotabhaya answer?

Missions sons: will Gotabhaya answer?A grieving mother of two teenage sons who were abducted by the Army in 1989, narrates how she was stopped...

A special court should investigate the Matale mass grave and all stakeholders who were holding authority at that time – JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) established a special committee yesterday to collect details of its members who had gone missing between the years, 1987-90,...

Accountabilty: Fonseka for domestic probe

SF: for an Internal investigation ...

Women in Families of “Disappeared” Take on New Role as Sole Breadwinners

Text and Pix Dushiyanthini KanagasabapatipillaiWomen in the North and East were pushed to bear a double burden, after the men in the families were...

Sri Lanka mass grave from Marxist uprising (1988 -1990) era: expert

The country's rights record has also been marred by charges of extra-judicial killings in the 1970s and 1980A mass grave found in Sri Lanka...

Five relatives filed habeas corpus petition concerning missing persons at the final war. Court Summons to Military Commander

Unending wait for relatives of the disappeared After the final war occurred between the Liberation tigers and government troops in Sri Lanka, those surrendered...

Sri Lanka: Overwhelming evidence shows that the government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness in which abduction, arbitrary arrest and intimidation is commonplace...

The UN’s human rights body has angered Sri Lanka by voting on a new resolution that calls on the island’s government to fully...

Sri Lanka: Calling Attention to Human Rights

ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images/NewscomThe United States recently introduced its second United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution...

The Numbers Never Lie: A Comprehensive Assessment of Sri Lanka’s LLRC Progress

Download the report in full here, or view in inline here.The Social ArchitectsIntroductionNearly four years since the end of the country’s civil...

Sri Lanka: Observations of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Observations389. The Working Group regrets that no response was received from the Government to its general allegation on 4 May 2011, concerning serious obstacles...

Read the Message of the Mothers: The ‘Vavuniya Blockade’ by the Police in photos

A mother holding to loaf of Bread distributed as dinner after they were forced to leave their buses heading for Colombo ''On March 5th,...

Police detains families of disappeared from Northern Sri Lanka and prevents peaceful protest and petition to the UN

On March 5th, 2013, at about 8.30pm, the Police blocked about 600 persons, comprising families of the disappeared and civil society activists from the...

Sri Lanka ‘disappeared’: Families stage Colombo protest

Distressed parents held up photos of their missing children at the protest The families of people who disappeared in Sri...
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