16 March 2012: Deepening militarisation and the lack of accountable governance in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province are preventing a return to normal life and threaten future violence. Scene of the most bitter fighting in the civil war, the Tamil-majority north remains under de facto military occupation, with all important policies set by Sinhala officials in Colombo. […]Read More
ALJAZEERA: We ask if the government is committed to harmony as alleged evidence of war crimes against Tamils airs on British TV.
It was a civil war that ravaged Sri Lanka for almost 30 years. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, many of them civilians. And now damning evidence in a documentary aired in Britain alleges […]
“The security regime that was a hallmark of war continues after the LTTE’s defeat – little has changed” – Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director.
Hundreds of people languish in arbitrary, illegal and often incommunicado detention in Sri Lanka, vulnerable to torture and extrajudicial execution, despite the end of the country’s long conflict, Amnesty International said in […]
Footprints in Sand is a report of children missing from the North and East of Sri Lanka. It is called the MAM report an acronym for the three villages from which these children were taken – Mandaitivu-Allapiddy-Mankumban
(M-A-M). The disappearances occurred between 25-08-90 & 23-09-90. The report was published fifteen years after the disappearances in 2005 by […]
The Tamil Centre for Human Rights which was established in 1990 and has branches in Switzerland and the United Kingdom has appealed to the international community to take a stand on Sri Lanka and has tabled a report at the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
According to the TCHR it has […]
REPORT FROM UNHRC IN GENEVA SEPTEMBER 2011 SESSIONS: As far as the UN Human Rights Council-HRC and Sri Lanka are concerned, the 18th session is historic. The President of this session is the Ambassador of Uruguay, Ms Laura Dupuy Lasserre.
Same speech each time
Since the HRC was established in 2006, the Minister of Plantations of Sri […]
25 Aug, 2011 WATCHDOG:Around 100 young men from Navanthurai, a village in the Jaffna District, were detained in an operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army around 1.15am on 23rd August 2011. The villagers were severely beaten by the army and dragged to the main road near the Navanthurai Army Detachment located around 300 meters […]Read More
According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans are divided in opinion on the topic of reconciliation – about whether the government has done enough with regard to addressing the root causes of the conflict.
The topline survey report is available for immediate […]
ABSTRACT: It has been widely established as fact that ethno-political conflict and civil war between the Tamils and the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka have generated immense sufferings among the Tamil and Sinhalese ethnic groups at the level
of the masses. However, very little has been discussed about the plights of the Muslims of the North and East, particularly the […]Read More
Some Critical Notes on the Non-Tamil Identity of the Muslims of Sri Lanka, and on Tamil–Muslim Relations
Abstract: The ethnic civil war between the Tamil and Sinhalese communities that ravaged Sri Lanka inthe late twentieth and early twenty-ﬁrst centuries and which ended in May 2009 has attracted great interest from scholars of ethnic identity. Both the Tamil and Sinhalese ethnic groups employ language—Tamil and Sinhalese—as their primary ethnic marker to support their distinct ethnic formations. As for the […]Read More