Torture of Tamils Continues in Sri Lanka

Torture of Tamils Continues in Sri LankaDespite generally high marks for its attempts at reconciliation by the Sirisena government in Sri Lanka from one of the world’s longest and bitterest civil wars, Tamil citizens continue to be abducted and tortured by security forces, according to a new report by the International Truth and Justice Project. The report details the suffering of 20…

UN Seeks More Accountability For Sri Lankan Civil War

UN Seeks More Accountability For Sri Lankan Civil WarApproval by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Oct. 1 of a resolution aimed at increasing accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its bitter civil war now leaves the 10-month-old government in Colombo with a quandary over how to put to rest the decades-long conflict. Sri Lankan President…

Sri Lanka’s President Pushes Reconciliation

Sri Lanka’s President Pushes ReconciliationIn a continuing and dramatic departure from the decades of oppression and civil war that devastated Sri Lanka, the country’s new president, Maithripala Sirisena, has vowed to pursue reconciliation efforts with Sri Lanka's benighted Tamil minority, tens of thousands of whom were exterminated by the Sinhalese-majority government during and after the end of the conflict.…