Human rights group deplore Sri Lanka abductions

'The levels of killings, disappearances and abductions make clear there is a growing climate of impunity'

Karuna doing Colombo’s ‘dirty work’ - HRW

Despite promises to investigate abductions of children by the pro-government Karuna group, Sri Lankan authorities have taken no effective action and abductions continue, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. “The Karuna group’s use of child soldiers with state complicity is more blatant today than ever before, ” Brad Adams, Asia director at HRW said in a statement. HRW also accused the LTTE of recruiting child soldiers. “The Karuna group is doing the government’s dirty work,” Adams said. “It’s time for authorities in Colombo to stop this group from using children in its forces.” HRW says in...

‘We did not even take our clothes’

Over 200,000 people have been displaced by the recent spate of violence in the north and east of the country.

Whither Karuna, three years on?

Amid changing political and military dynamics, the former LTTE commander contends with his backers´ dislliusionment.

One woman's plight is a reflection of life in Jaffna

They spoke fluent Sinhala. That is why I suspect the army of having taken my husband.

Britain mulls bigger role in Sri Lanka

'We'd be delighted to become more involved in helping to facilitate the peace process.'

Gang rape, executions and a cover up

An investigative report says missing aid workers were executed by paramilitaries of the Karuna Group which abducted them.

Donors unlikely to stop Sri Lanka's drive for war

The Sri Lankan government is unlikely to heed the advice of donors to resume talks with the LTTE.

Donor reps inspect conditions in Northeast

The summary report of Bilateral Donor Group after their visits to Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna districts.

Sri Lanka: a graveyard of pacts

Most of the pacts abrogated in Sri Lanka have been on the Tamil question.

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