Keppapulavu families commence third year of protest against military occupation

Displaced families from Keppapulavu marked the start of their third year of continuous protest on Friday, campaigning for their homes to released from military occupation.

Sri Lanka's progress 'slower than it should be' says Australia

The Australian Foreign Office said Sri Lanka's progress was slower than it should be and also expressed alarm at the government's plans to renew the use of the death penalty, during a Senate Estimate Hearing last week.

Further arrest over grenades found in Vavuniya

Sri Lankan police have arrested another man in relation to the finding of a bag in Vavuniya this January, which reportedly contained 4 hand grenades and a pistol.

Almost 1 year and still no basic facilities say Iranaitivu residents

Residents of Iranaitivu who resettled themselves into their homes in a daring protest against military occupation, said that almost one year on the area still lacks basic facilities. "The government authorities is turning a blind eye on us," residents told the regional human rights commissioner, Mr Kanagaraj, on Thursday. Residents told him of how they currently have to walk 5km to fetch water. Kanagaraj is the commissioner for Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts. April 2018 - Iranaitivu residents sail back in daring protest In April 2018 Iranaitivu residents sailed to the island in around 200...

UN continues to fail Tamils says former Chief Minister

The United Nations is deceiving itself and continuing to fail Tamils, ten years on from the genocide, by granting Sri Lanka an extension on its UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, the former Chief Minister of the Northern Province has said. Speaking to journalists after attending a rally with families of the disappeared in Kilinochchi on Monday, the former Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran said the UNHRC should understand the feeling behind the mass demonstrations across the North-East denouncing the extension to the resolution. Related : Families of disappeared hold mass rally against...

Overhaul of Sri Lanka's counter-terrorism apparatus is necessary say Tamil activists

Sri Lanka needs to conduct “an overhaul of the counterterrorism apparatus” said Tamil activists representing the NGO 'Pasumai Thaayagam' during 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council currently underway in Geneva.

March 5 appeal date for SL politician convicted of murdering UK aid worker

Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal has postponed the appeal case of a Sri Lankan politician and 3 others who were convicted of murdering a British aid worker and raping his Russian girlfriend at a holiday resort in 2011, to March 5.

Displaced Tamil families continue signature campaign to Colombo

Displaced Tamil families who launched a travelling signature campaign this week reached Vavuniya yesterday before beginning the journey to Colombo today.

Vavuniya families of disappeared take campaign to Jaffna

Families of the disappeared from Vavuniya took their signature campaign calling on the United States to intervene and provice international justice for Tamils to Jaffna yesterday.

Police accused of destroying Thirukoneswaram Sivalingham

Residents in Thirukoneswaram accused Sri Lankan police officers of destroyed a granite Sivalingham statue on Thursday night, which was erected in the iconic Hindu temple just days before the celebration of Maha Sivarathiri.