Lanka government accuses Amnesty

[ BBC ] The Sri Lankan government says an Amnesty International report on displaced people in the north of the island contains “outright falsehood”. It says Amnesty is trying to show the government in an unfavourable light. Amnesty’s report urged the government and Tamil Tiger rebels to let international observers monitor the plight of the […]

Amnesty in urgent Sri Lanka plea

[ BBC ] Amnesty International has appealed to Sri Lanka’s government to allow aid to reach more than 300,000 people displaced by fighting in the north. The human rights group urged both the government and Tamil Tiger rebels to allow international monitors into the northern Wanni region. There has been intense fighting in the area […]

Rights groups eye jailed Tamil ex-rebel

[BBC] A renegade former commander of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels has been jailed for identity fraud in the UK. The BBC’s Jill McGivering watched Col Karuna’s sentencing and asked human rights groups for their reaction. Isleworth Crown Court is an unimpressive modern building, set midway down a leafy residential street in suburban London. But […]