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Honouring the Victims of 21 April 2019 Through Togetherness and Unity – Shreen Abdul Saroor

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, in which eight IS terrorists senselessly murdered 269 Catholic and Christian worshippers and tourists,...

On the Day of Genocide & the Day of Victory in Sri Lanka

(National Peace Council, 26 May 2018) The political space opened up by the government over the past three years has enabled political parties and...

Mullivaikkal and the May 18 disconnect – Ruki Fernando

Image from @vikalpavoices. Travelling back to the final theatre of battle nine years later, where tens of thousands of civilians were trapped in the fighting, an...

Sri Lanka, Nine Years After the War; A Brutal Conflict Ended, But Questions Remain

(HRW)The images are vivid. Soldiers standing over the body of the brutal leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist insurgency, who...

Sri Lanka: Memorialisation is part of the reconciliation process – National Peace Council

Image: Eastern Uni students observed Mullivaaikaal commemoration inside campus premises on 18th May. @garikaalan. (NPC) The court injunction against a commemoration in Mullivaikkal in the North...

Tamils Brave Harassment, Threats to Mourn Their Dead

By Father Elil Rajendram. Organising a religious service to commemorate 18 May 2009 was like experiencing a horror story, full of fear and suspense, with...

Tamils in North & East Sri Lanka Remember Those Killed Despite Intimidation and Surveillance

Several remembrances events were held across the North and East in Sri Lanka on 18th May 2015 (the day the war ended in Sri...

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran Takes Part In Remembrance Event In Mullivaikkal

(Wigneswaran in Mullivaikkal;Photo: Tamil Guardian/Twitter) Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran took part an event at Mullivaikkal this morning, to remember those who died...

Rajapaksa’s “War Heroes’ Day” to counter Sirisena’s “Remembrance Day”

Former Sri  Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hopes to romp back to power in the coming parliamentary elections on a Sinhalese-nationalist wave, will be...

Sri Lanka: Tamil Remembrance Held in Mullivaikal

Several members of the Northern Provincial Council marked the deaths tens of thousands of Tamils, in the run up to May 18, the day...
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Sri Lanka: Withdraw the decision to bury the COVID-19 dead in Iranaitheevu Island – People of Iranaitheevu

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Right to Burial in Sri Lanka: Deception continues – Shreen Saroor

On 24th February, after the Interactive Dialogue on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC when the burial issue dominated discussion of Sri Lanka’s respect for...

Covid-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

A remote island has been chosen by Sri Lanka's government for the burial of Covid-19 victims from the minority Muslim and Christian communities. The government...

A father’s plea for justice: “Before Ragihar died, he cried out to me for help” – Dr. Manoharan

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