Land Rights

A Soldier for Every 6 Civilians in North

06 years after the end of the war, the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians, a new independent report says.

Targeting Tamils

Did the targeting of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan military stop when the 26-year-long civil war ended in 2009? A report authored by Anuradha Mittal reveals that traditional Tamil homelands are still under heavy military occupation, thousands of forcibly displaced Tamils remain in limbo, and official policies continue to marginalize and torment the Tamil population.

Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights of Minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.  

The report 'The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka', by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians.  

Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights of Minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report. 

The report "The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka," by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians. 

Pressure to Demilitarize Continues

“Sri Lanka Reluctant to Demilitarize” – US Policy Think Tank

Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights of Tamil Minorities: Report

WASHINGTON: Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report. 

The report "The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka," by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians. 

Sirisena Govt. Does Not Have Will to Help Tamils; Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, has accused the government of not “having the will” to help Tamils or minorities, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Pointing out that this had been the “characteristic” of what had been taking place in the country, Mr. Wigneswaran told an international tele-press conference on Thursday night that “the Central government in Sri Lanka will not do anything towards the minorities or the Tamils unless they are forced to do something.”

Govt. Refutes Findings of US Think Tank

The  government has made “significant changes” in its approach towards the Northern Province [where Tamils live predominantly], according to Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence.

U.S. Think Tank Urges Continued Human Rights Pressure on Lanka

There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.

President Mathripala Sirisena’s government was elected earlier this year with promises of reconciliation, and secured the delay of a United Nations report due in March after the U.N. human rights chief praised its willingness to open the country up to scrutiny.

Minority Rights Being Violated by Govt: Oakland Institute Report

A report by the California Based Oakland Institute claimed Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities, six years after the end of the civil war in the country.

The report “The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka,” claimed the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every six Tamil civilians.

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