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Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation

Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation My home land of Sri Lanka is being despoiled by people who put money first. A chemical-laden cargo ship sank off the coast near the city of Colombo last week.

Brutal state repression lies behind horrific attacks in Sri Lanka

Brutal state repression lies behind horrific attacks in Sri Lanka At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a series of eight bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films The story of the veterans of failed wars has been a Hollywood staple since Vietnam in the 1970s.

Sri Lankan protest targets David Cameron's visit

Hundreds of protesters surrounded David Cameron’s car on a visit to the mostly Tamil north of Sri Lanka last week. They held photos of relatives killed or abducted in the massacres that ended the civil war of 2009 or the clampdowns that followed.

Cameron still backs Sri Lanka

David Cameron was set to attend a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this week. 

Tamil demonstration draws attention to Sri Lankan war crimes

Tamil demonstration draws attention to Sri Lankan war crimes Sri Lankan Tamils demonstrated against David Cameron attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo on 15 November.

Free massacre with every trip

10 September 2013
The Sri Lankan army bathed the Jaffna region in blood as it overran the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Its problem now is what to do with the vast territory it forcibly cleared. So the army has decided to fill it with tourists. 

Tamil students and lecturers strike in Jaffna against repression

06 December 2012
Teachers and students in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, are striking against the arrest and interrogation of leading Tamil activists from their university.

Thousands of Tamils march as queen dines with Sri Lankan president

07 June 2012
Thousands of Tamils marched through central London yesterday (Wednesday) to protest at the queen lunching with the Sri Lankan president who presided over war crimes.

Werritty's spooky business

18 October 2011
Adam Werritty gets cash to travel the world from a number of donors. Liam Fox has had a particular interest in Sri Lanka. He has been involved with the Sri Lankan Development Fund, which was wound up in 1999.

Sri Lanka: UN atrocity report out

26 April 2011
A damning new report confirms human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan government during the last months of its war against the Tamil Tigers.

Tamil exiles hold vote

26 January 2010
Tamils exiled from Sri Lanka are holding a referendum on self determination. Tamils in Britain will vote this weekend

Thousands of Tamils still held as Sri Lanka's election approaches

12 January 2010
UN investigator Philip Alston has reported that footage of Sri Lankan soldiers executing prisoners last year was authentic.

Memorial for murdered Sri Lankan editor

12 January 2010
Over 100 people attended the first anniversary memorial meeting for Sri Lankan newspaper editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge in London on Friday of last week.

Tamils protest against Sri Lankan concentration camps

20 October 2009
Up to 30,000 Tamils and their supporters marched through London last Saturday demanding the closure of Sri Lanka’s concentration camps.

Why has Britain funded Sri Lankan detention camps?

13 October 2009
The British government has pledged to stop its funding of detention camps in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka expels charity official

08 September 2009
The Sri Lankan government is expelling James Elder, a senior official in the United Nations Unicef children’s charity, after he spoke out against its treatment of Tamil civilians.

Sri Lanka’s anti-Tamil crimes continue

01 September 2009
Though the civil war in Sri Lanka has officially ended, two recent events show that the danger for the country’s Tamil minority remains.

Tamils’ London protest against detention camps

23 June 2009
Some 50,000 Tamils and their supporters marched through central London last Saturday.

Picture of Tamil demonstration in central London

23 June 2009

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