Trinco families of disappeared mark 2 years of protest

Families of the disappeared in Trincomalee collected signatures today, marking two years of campaigning for answers.

Batticaloa residents demand removal of army camp

Tamils in Batticaloa staged a protest yesterday demanding the removal of Murakkoddansenai army camp. Residents gathered in front of the camp yesterday, demanding the withdrawal of the army from the school building and residents' lands, as well as the re-opening of the road for civilian use. Murakkoddansenai army camp has been present since 1990 occupying Murakkoddansenai Ramakrishna School and the lands of 52 residents.

Skeletal remains found in Batticaloa

Skeletal remains were found in Saththukkondan, Batticaloa on Wednesday as villagers sought to dig a well. Police officers were called and collected the bone fragments, which have been sent to Colombo for further investigation. The well was being dug on land which has been earmarked for a housing project by the National Housing Association.

5 more Sinhala traders arrested in Jaffna

Five Sinhala traders were arrested on Tuesday for illegally harvesting aloe vera in the Ponnalai area of Jaffna.

Tamil parties honour female LTTE fighters on Women's Day

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) honoured female LTTE fighters and activists at events marking International Women's Day.

Mullaitivu families of disappeared demand answers on IWD

Families of the disappeared in Mullaitivu marked International Women's Day with a demonstration calling for accountability and justice for their disappeared loved ones.

Answers for families of disappeared 'taking too long' warns US

Marking International Women's Day by visiting families of the disappeared in the North-East, the United States ambassador Alaina B Teplitz highlighted the lack of progress in Sri Lanka over enforced disappearances.

UK Supreme Court overturns previous ruling on Tamil asylum seeker

In a landmark decision, the UK Supreme Court overturned a previous rejection of a Tamil asylum seeker whom, the Home Office claimed had organised his own torture.

Sri Lanka to send war crimes denier to Geneva - ITJP, JDS

The International Truth and Justice Project, and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka yesterday criticised Sri Lanka's decision to send the former minister Mahinda Samarasinghe as part of a delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Gotabhaya: I don't have a single white van

Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who was implicated in the use of white vans to carry out enforced disappearances and killings with impunity, rejected the allegations at a conference in Kandy on Saturday.

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