Sri Lanka witnessed three-decades-long civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during which the military occupied civilian lands in the northern and eastern provinces for military purposes.
The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) website has listed 280 names of enforced disappearances of people in Sri Lanka which included at least 29 children, a release from the ITJP said.
According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime that brought an end to the brutal conflict with the defeat of the LTTE 2009
Devananda said since a majority of the victims came from north and eastern districts the defence ministry felt that the monument could be constructed at the north central capital of Anuradhapura. The third Friday of May could be kept as the day of commemoration.
Over 90 foreign military and civil scholars are attending the two-day seminar with 800 participants, including 15 foreign and 12 local guest speakers.
Despite an explanation by Vaiko that he was an Indian citizen, the authorities reportedly paid no heed to his claims.
Both terrorists and governments are alleged to have used them — in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria and Israel
He said since being elected he had been able to cultivate friendships with all world leaders. He would rely on their assistance to achieve reconciliation.
Why an outspoken memoir by an LTTE fighter and head of its women’s political wing has the Tamil community divided.
The former Sri Lankan President said that the ruling coalition leaders have been trying to “mislead voters” ahead of the parliament elections next month.
LTTE was responsible for an integrated battlefield insurgent strategy that targeted key installations and senior Sri Lankan political and military leaders, report says.
It is necessary to distinguish between honest and dishonest, and correct and incorrect, decisions.
Post-conflict Sri Lanka needs to start talking of demilitarisation
After the end of the war with the LTTE, 300,000-strong armed forces don’t have enough to do
In post-war Jaffna, thousands of Tamils are rebuilding lives, slowly, gradually.