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Sri Lankan authorities have pointed the finger of blame at an obscure group, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for carrying out a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday killing more than 350 people. Police have arrested at least 76 people, including alleged NTJ members, …

Indian security agencies suspect that the recent terror attack in Sri Lanka was financed by a Pakistan-based drug cartel. Drug smugglers based in Pakistan have been using the Sri Lankan sea route for the last seven years to export drugs to Europe after a clamp …

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

Intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack in Sri Lanka were shared by Indian agencies with their Sri Lankan counterparts earlier this month after the National Investigation Agency completed its probe into an Islamic State-inspired module planning to kill prominent leaders in South India, officials …

The days after

The days after

The first reaction of disbelief after receiving news of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, with more than 350 now confirmed dead, has not dissipated. The emotions are reminiscent to what most of us felt when we first heard news of the 2004 tsunami. …

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says recent attacks occurred this morning is an attempt to make the country and economy unstable. Delivering a statement Wickremesinghe said the law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations. …

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Thomson Reuters Foundation responded to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon statement published on Friday 5 April that claimed that Thomson Reuters Foundation’s expose on labour abuses on tea estates were false.  Following is the response from Kieran Guilbart, the Thomson Reuters Foundation commissioning editor, along …

German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two …

Executions will not end drug-related crime in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, calling on the Sri Lankan government to halt plans to resume executions after more than four decades. The briefing, Sri Lanka: Halt Preparations to Resume Executions, highlights how …

Companies must shoulder some of the blame

Companies must shoulder some of the blame

Plantations in Sri Lanka that supply tea stamped slavery-free to top global companies are under investigation by ethical label groups after an expose found illegal wage deductions that have left some workers ill and unable to afford healthcare. An investigation by the Thomson Reuters Foundation …

Tamils will have to take cases to the International Criminal Court

Tamils will have to take cases to the International Criminal Court

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Member of Parliament M.A. Sumanthiran’s constitutional justification for seeking foreign judges to serve in the proposed Judicial Mechanism to try alleged war crime cases, has put the government in a spot, and his Tamil rivals in the shade. In a …