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Twelve Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.
The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition, also the country's main Tamil party, has asked the government to immediately re
Sri Lanka will return by 2018 all military-held land seized from Tamil civilians during the nearly three decades long civi
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today rebuffed opposition's allegations that the new Constitution formation was aimed
President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to "eradicate the LTTE ideology" which is still present locally and globally to e
Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern province today commemorated the civilians who died during the civil war between the L
At least 18 Sri Lankan Tamil prisoners held for suspected links with the defeated LTTE have gone on hunger strike, mostly
The UN human rights chief today promised Tamil leaders to raise with Sri Lanka's leadership the issue of over 4,000 civili
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today launched a 3
Lifting an unofficial ban, Sri Lanka's national anthem was today sung in Tamil at a ceremony here to mark the the country'
Arundhati Roy in the Times of India
The horror that is unfolding in Sri Lanka becomes possible because of the silence that surrounds it. There is almost no reporting in the mainstream Indian media — or indeed in the international press — about what is happening there. Why this should be so is a matter of serious concern.
From the little information that is filtering through it looks as though the Sri Lankan government is using the propaganda of the ‘war on terror’ as a fig leaf to dismantle any semblance of democracy in the country, and commit unspeakable crimes against the Tamil people. Working on the principle that every Tamil is a terrorist unless he or she can prove otherwise, civilian areas, hospitals and shelters are being bombed and turned into a war zone. Reliable estimates put the number of civilians trapped at over 200,000. The Sri Lankan Army is advancing, armed with tanks and aircraft.