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May 19, 2018
Sri Lanka warns of resurgence of demand for Tamil Eelam; President Maithiripala Sirisena says separatists regrouping abroadSirisena came to power in January 2015 on the back of strong support from the minority Tamil community after pledging reparations for war victims and accountability for rights abuses.
Feb 06, 2018
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena says he's 'concerned' about missing Tamils, but denies presence of secret detention centresSri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena assured the minority Tamil community of the country that his government was not running any secret detention and torture camps
Nov 17, 2017
Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996
Jul 26, 2017
European Union rules Islamic militant group Hamas to remain on list of terror groupsEU's top court ruled that Hamas should stay on the its terror list, saying a lower court should not have ordered the group to be removed from the list
Jul 13, 2017
UN special rapporteur visits Sri Lanka's Tamil political detainees for first timea special UN rapporteur today visited the Tamil political prisoners arrested under Sri Lanka's anti-terrorism laws in the Northern Province to get a first-hand information on their human rights situation.
Jun 22, 2017
Rajiv Gandhi murder case convict Robert Payas seeks mercy killing, says 'my life has no meaning'Payas and six other convicts in the case, whose sentences have been commuted to life, came the closest to hope and jubilation, Jayalalithaa had tried for their release in 2014.
Jun 10, 2017
Vaiko says 'common courtesy was lacking' in treatment by Malaysian immigration officialsVaiko was barred from entering Malaysia on the grounds that he was a supporter of LTTE. He said he was unable to travel the country to meet his daughter and grandchildren
May 19, 2017
Sri Lanka: Gunman open fires at police in former LTTE-controlled areaAn unidentified gunman opened fire on police in Sri Lanka's former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi, a day after Tamils observed the eighth anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War
May 04, 2017
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party 'perturbed' by proposed anti-terror lawSri Lanka's main Tamil party today said it was "deeply perturbed" by the government's policy on a proposed counter-terrorism law as it curtails civil liberties and has potential for abuse.
Dec 15, 2016
Sri Lanka: 'Brutal torture', abduction of Tamils continued after 2009, says UN reportA United Nations committee has expressed concern that abductions and "brutal" torture of Tamils has continued in Sri Lanka even though more than seven years have passed since the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in the island nation