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HRC 34: Sri Lanka resolution draft calls for High Commissioner to assess progress for two more years

Image: Flags of member countries of the UN in front of the Palais des Nations. ©s.deshapriya First draft of the resolution to be submitted to...

Restoring GSP+ trade concession to Sri Lanka indirectly confirmed.

Image: Nikos Zaimis in Sri Lanka (Newsfirst photo) Nikos Zaimis, Adviser to the European Commission, Directorate General for Trade in Brussels, Belgium has indirectly confirmed...

90% of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on buses and trains in Sri Lanka.

Ninety percent of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on buses and trains. But many were unaware that perpetrators can be punished because...

Sri Lanka: New Constitution, Reparations, Truth-Seeking & Democratisation are the goals now.

Image: Minister Ganeshan with school children © @ManoGanesan by Mano Ganeshan. Look at the UNHRC sessions, today. We will be given a two-year conditional time period....

Sri Lanka to establish a mechanism to follow up implementation of recommendations of UN SPs

Image: Ambassador Ravinatha P. Aryasinha at the GoSL side event held on 1st March at place des nations.©s.dshapriya On 03rd Friday Ambassador / Permanent Representative...

Had guts to dismiss UN demand for foreign judges: Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Image: President Sirisena ha now forgotten that it was not a UN demand but a commitment made by His government. By PTI. | COLOMBO: Sri Lankan...

TNA welcomes Zeid’s report: Time bound plan to implement commitments made.

Image: Keppapulavu residents occupying  the front gate of Mullaithivu Security Forces HQ demanding to return their village/482acres. ©@Garikaalan. Welcoming the report of the Human Rights...

Sri Lanka: Slow progress on crucial justice and reconciliation – High Commissioner’s report

Image: Sri Lanka FM Samaraweera met High Commissioner Zeid to discuss situation in the country. (© @MangalaLK) GENEVA (3 March 2017) –The slow pace of...

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka (Full text)

Image: Sri Lanka flag at the entrance to   Palais des Nations, UNHRC head offcie in Geneva. Summary The present report assesses the progress made in the...

The Killing Squads: Inside the Philippines’ ‘War on Drugs’

Image: The sister of Jefferson Bunuan carrying his photo as they prepare to take his body to Manilla South Cemetery. August 1, 2016.© 2016...

Sri Lanka: PTA no longer operational- SCRM Chief Mano Tittawella.

Image: Mano Tittawella at the GoSL side event, held on 1st March at Place des Nation, Geneva. President Maithripala Sirisena had issued directives that the...

Sri Lanka likely to get two year extension to implement UNHRC resolution 30/1

Image: Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva. ©s.deshapriya. Informed souses in Geneva says that Sri Lanka will get two year extension to implement the...

Rajapaksa camp indicates their position towards ex- LTTE militants

Image: Rehabilitated ex-LTTE carders. Speaking at press conference organized by  the joint opposition today (2 March) former Parliamentarian, Sarath Weerasekara has said that separatist groups...

HRC 34: US says Sri Lanka is a success story for UNHRC

Making a short statement at the34 session of the UNHRC Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State said " when the Council functions...

Irudina weekly:Editor sacked; Editoral staff on strike

The editorial staff of the 'Irudina' newspaper say that they will abandon all duties as a mark of protest against the illegal removal of...

Tamils want Sri Lanka to fulfill promises to UN rights body

Image: Sumanthiran speaking to FCA, Sri Lanka ( Photo credit:FCA facebook) By bharatha mallawarachi, associated press. Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party has said the government...

UK says Sri Lanka should be given more time to implement HRC resolution 30/1

Image: Minister Samaraweera meets Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma. Making his statement at the high level segment...
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Sri Lanka’s Fake News Circular: The laws mentioned could be misused by police to stifle the freedom of expression rights – BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed deep concern regarding the government's decision to regulate fake news on social media. Issuing a statement...
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Sri Lanka: Pandemic-related Domestic Violence; Victims don’t often get the desired help

Image courtesy of Inter Press Service. Puyumi Fornseka. During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking...

Sri Lanka collective appeal : Protect Freedom of Expression and Vulnerable groups in dealing with the Pandemic

Issuing a statement a collective of 54 groups and 72 individuals say that "A rights-based approach to deal with the pandemic is essential and...

Sri Lanka: Instead of repealing the PTA the scope of the Act was broadened – Helena Dalli, EU Equality Commissioner

The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...