U.N. pressures Sri Lanka over alleged war atrocities

[Reuters] A U.N. envoy said on Tuesday the international community as well as Sri Lanka should further investigate horrific footage apparently showing summary executions of naked men and women during Sri Lanka’s civil war. He stopped short of saying there could be an international war crimes case, but his comments raised pressure on Colombo to […]

Three foreign journalists expelled from Sri Lanka

[RSF] Channel 4’s Asian correspondent Nick Paton-Walsh, producer Bessie Du, and cameraman Matt Jasper were briefly detained by police in Trincomalee in the east of the country before their expulsion. They are now in Bangkok with their journalist visas cancelled and banned from further visits to Sri Lanka. The expulsions are the latest incident in […]

Grim picture emerges from Tamil camps

[The Star] Tamil refugees have been sexually assaulted by soldiers and dead bodies ignored at a Sri Lankan displaced persons camp that lacks food and water, camp aid workers told Britain’s Channel 4. Sri Lanka’s consul general in Toronto, Bandula Jayasekara, rejected the assault allegations as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam propaganda and British television […]