British group: Tamil detainees beaten, raped in Sri Lanka

British group: Tamil detainees beaten, raped in Sri Lanka

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- Tamils detained by Sri Lanka after the end of the long civil war were subjected to physical abuse and sexual violence, a British legal group says.

Activists demand closure of Australia's Manus center

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Activists in Australia are demanding the government closes its asylum seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea after it was revealed a former Sri Lankan military officer is in charge.

Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Summit comes under fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's government is on the defensive ahead of the 53-nation Commonwealth Summit after a British television crew complained of police interference.

Colombo police arrest cop in contract killing inquiry

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 12 (UPI) -- Police in Sri Lanka are questioning a senior police officer arrested over the alleged contract killing of a millionaire shoe businessman last month.

Sri Lanka rejects commonwealth criticism

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 30 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's external affair minister hit back at stiff criticism over the country being chosen to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November.

Thugs target Sri Lankan newspaper office

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 5 (UPI) -- Masked men in northern Sri Lanka trashed the office of an opposition Tamil newspaper and beat up staff in the latest attack on journalists.

Report details torture in Sri Lanka

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan security forces use sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a report indicates.

Sri Lanka denies killing militant's son

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan army dismissed as a lie a documentary that reportedly shows the killing of the 12-year-old son of the leader of the separatist Tamil Tigers.

Tamil protesters target British Parliament

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protesters decrying the Sri Lankan military campaign against Tamil rebels shouted slogans at the British Parliament Tuesday, observers said.

Tamil Tiger leader believed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of the rebel Tamil Tigers remains in Sri Lanka and is leading attacks from his hideout, the country's army officials say.

Sri Lanka says 32 Tamil rebels slain

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 7 (UPI) -- At least 32 Tamil rebels have been killed in heavy fighting in northeastern Sri Lanka, military officials said Saturday.

Tamil organization placed on terror list

TORONTO, June 16 (UPI) -- Officials announced Monday that the World Tamil Movement, based in Toronto, has been placed on Canada's list of organizations linked to terrorism.

Rebels, Sri Lankin soldiers die in clashes

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Skirmishes between Sri Lankan solders and Tamil Tigers in the Mannar and Vavuniya districts killed 26 rebels and five soldiers, military officials said Monday.

Military reports more Tamil Tigers killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Violence persisted Saturday in northern Sri Lanka, with the army reporting that soldiers had killed at least 28 Tamil Tiger militant fighters.

More clashes with Tigers in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Violence between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan soldiers took the lives of 49 members of the separatist group Wednesday, the government said.

28 militants, 7 soldiers dead in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- At least 17 members of the Tamil Tigers died Wednesday in fights with army units in the northern part of Sri Lanka, military officials said.

Sri Lankan-Tamil ceasefire expected

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan government is likely to announce a ceasefire against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, ahead of the new Prime Minister Ranil Wickr