A profile of the soldier-turned-politician Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose current regime has been under fire as the country’s economic crisis begins to take the shape of a humanitarian crisis
As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project
The vote was a huge blow for president Maithripala Sirisena and Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister in a move that has been termed unconstitutional
Rajapaksa’s presidency saw the brutal suppression of the armed group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), massive human rights violations against the Tamil community, a huge rise in Sinhala ethnic chauvinism and a crackdown on media.