Tamil minority
Tamil political prisoners release Three Tamil political prisoners freed in Sri Lanka after 14 years of incarceration

The three were arrested under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in May 2009. Their release comes after the court ruled that witness statements in the case could not prove their involvement in conspiracy against the state

Enforced disappearances Sri Lanka Protesting relatives of forcibly disappeared persons in Sri Lanka seek international probe

Protesters associated with the North-East Association of Relatives of Enforced Disappearances (ARED) demonstrated outside the UN office in Colombo and demanded an international probe to establish the whereabouts of their missing relatives