EU court delists the LTTE
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ordered the removal of the LTTE from the European Council’s list of terrorist organisations.
Man claims he accidentally shot Ilancheliyan’s bodyguard
The man arrested in connection with the killing of Jaffna High Court Judge M.Ilancheliyan’s bodyguard has claimed that he was intoxicated at the time.
Man shot dead by STF in Batticaloa
A man has been shot dead by the Special Task Force (STF), the notorious commando unit of the Sri Lankan police, in Karadiyanaru, Batticaloa.
Canadian Prime Minister joins Black July commemorations
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his deepest sympathy to the victims of Black July pogrom and other mass atrocities.
‘Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist ethnocracy’ – new academic book claims
A new academic book, titled Government and Politics in Sri Lanka: Biopolitics and Security, and published by Routledge, a leading global publisher of academic books, has claimed that Sri Lanka should better be understood as a Sinhala Buddhist ethnocracy, rather than a democracy.
Funeral of youth killed in police shooting held
The funeral of the youth shot dead by the Sri Lankan police in Vadamaradchi sector of Jaffna district took place at his home village of Thunnalai today.
Kepapulavu IDPs lay siege to Mullaithivu District Secretariat
The IDPs from Kepapulavu laid siege to Mullaithivu district secretariat today, demanding the Sri Lankan government to return their lands immediately.
Young man shot dead by Sri Lankan police in Jaffna
A young Tamil man was shot dead by the Sri Lankan police today, close to Vallipuram Aalvar Temple in the Vadamaradchi sector of Jaffna district.
Forest fire in Vavuniya
Tension prevailed in Omanthai, Vavuniya, today after forest fire broke out in the nearby Arasakulam village.
IDPs from Myliddi finally return home
The IDPs from Myliddi, Jaffna, have finally returned home today, after the Sri Lankan military released their lands.
Elilan’s wife receives ministerial portfolio
Ananthi Sasitharan, the wife of the former senior LTTE political leader Elilan, has been appointed a minister of the Northern Provincial Council.
Renovation of Tharavai Heroes’ Resting Home begins
The locals of Tharavai, Batticaloa, on Tuesday began renovating the Heroes’ Resting Home in their area, desecrated by the Sri Lankan military in 2008.
Leading enforced disappearance activist no more
The mother of a youth made to disappear by the Sri Lankan security forces has died after falling ill.
Locals lay siege to Mulankavil Police Station
A tense situation prevailed in Mulankavil, Killinochi, on Thursday after the locals briefly laid siege to the Sri Lankan police station in the area.