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Report: Accountability and justice are yet a far-away dream for victims of post-easter mob attacks – People’s Rights Group

People’s Rights Group (PRG), a rights based advocacy and lobbying group based in the UK particularly dealing with human rights violations in Sri Lanka...

Rights groups call for special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: Constitutional amendment a blow to human rights; rights groups call for a special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (Bangkok/Geneva, 11...

Independence of Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission hangs in the balance

“Across the world, democracy and rule of law is on the retreat,” opined Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, Commissioner at the RTI Commission, Sri Lanka. “In...
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CPRP urges the ICRC to intervene: Covid restrictions may lead to prison violence in Sri Lanka

File photo of Welikada Prions, Sri Lanka. "Committee for the Protection of Rights of the Prisoners" in Sri Lanka has requested the International Committee of...

President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of newindianexpress/ap. In a joint letter, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka Medical Professional Associations proposed 8 important recommendations to be implemented to control...

Year-long detention of lawyer, poet sparks concern in Sri Lanka – Meera Srinivasan

Original photo courtesy of The Hindu. Spotlight on minority rights, and ‘draconian’ anti-terrorism law modelled on South Africa’s Apartheid-era legislation. Daily-wage agricultural labourer Abdul Ghafoor Muhammadhu...

Pandemic is raging in the country but still there is no Act to manage the situation lawfully – M.A. Sumanthiran, M.P.

Image credit: AP news. This pandemic has been with us for over a year almost one and a half years. Very early in the day in...

“Don’t try to act macho”- Magistrate warns activist; Impartiality of the Magistrate questioned

Colombo Additional Magistrate Mrs. Rajindra Jayasuriya has reprimanded the youth who encouraged fellow citizens to honk vehicle horns in protest of stopping vehicles in...

Sri Lanka: Glaring discrepancies in Army-Navy financial accounting discovered by Auditor General

Proponents of militarisation claim the Sri Lanka military is more efficient, competent & uses public resources more prudently than SL public service. Findings of...

Rishad’s wife writes to Gotabaya: Arrest of Rishard arbitrary; Easter attack report names Gnanasara Thero, not my husband!

Writing a letter to President Rajapaksa, detained MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife says that “the PCoI report had found Gnanasara Thero and his activities as one...

Sri Lanka Brief Fact Sheet – Freedom of Expression Violations in 2021

Sri Lanka Fact Sheet  3 May 2021 – Freedom of Expression Violations 2021 1. Sri Lanka ranked 137 out of 180 countries in the 2021...

‘We will fight this corrupt ring of rogues even if we are killed on the streets’ – AKD, JVP

NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake makes hard hitting speech during last week's debate on the final report of the CoI into Political Victimisation. There is...

OIC panel condemns Sri Lanka ‘reintegration’ plan

Image: In this photo taken on April 25, 2019, Sri Lankan Muslims ride a bike along a road in Kattankudy. (AFP). JEDDAH: The Independent Permanent...

Sri Lanka: ‘Political Victimization’ findings seeks to absolve allies for abuses, prosecute officials pursuing justice

(New York) – Sri Lanka’s parliament should reject a resolution to exonerate officials implicated in human rights abuses and to prosecute police and prosecutors investigating...

Sri Lanka:Depriving the right to peaceful protest is a violation of freedom of expression.-Media Organizations Collective

The media reports this morning (30) stated that a youth from the Battaramulla area who had led a peaceful protest against public traffic being...

Arrest of citizen for encouraging people to sound car horns condemned

Issuing a statement the United National Party (UNP) has expressed its deep concern of the arrest of an individual allegedly involved in the recent...

Activist Asela Sampath challenges President Rajapaksa to visit the prison with him to show tortured inmates ( Video)

Image: Asela Sampath, the Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights. In a video released from a private hospital, where he is...

Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka: Govt actions ad hoc; Appoint a Truth Commission  – NPC

The second year anniversary of the Easter bombings that primarily targeted Christian churches took place last month with the motivations and masterminds of the...

Sri Lanka website Colombo Gazette crashes after alleged Chinese bot attack

The DDoS attack is a sequel to a similar event that occurred in March last year ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s Colombo Gazette news website crashed yesterday...

Drop charges against Sri Lankan social media commentator Ramzy Razeek – Amnesty International

TAKE ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: RAMADAN 2021 Ramzy Razeek is a social media commentator and a member of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority. On April 2,...

Asela Sampath, leading rights activist beaten in remand prison; CPRP calls for a proper investigation and action.

Asela Sampath, National Organiser of All Ceylon Restaurant Owners Association and the Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights, who was...

In Sri Lanka today Parliamentarians, police officers, lawyers and poets are languishing in jail – NMSJ

Sri Lanka is at dire risk of a new wave of Covid-19 infections. Several professional organisations such as the Association of Public Health Inspectors...

Sri Lanka: The “impunity resolution”, constitute an interference with the independent functioning of the judiciary – ICJ

The parliamentary resolution tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would aggravate Sri Lanka’s culture of impunity and undermine the rule of law, said the...

An extraordinary resolution in parliament that scoffs at Sri Lanka’s courts – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image: The day before the debate: Uproar in House when Harin Fernando made a statement about Easter Sunday attack' (Sunday Times photo) It is the...

Sri Lanka arrests top Muslim leader over 2019 Easter attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP). Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a prominent Muslim lawmaker and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suicide...

Cruel Treatment of Sri Lanka Navy against Pesalai Fishers

Sri Lanka is at dire risk of a new wave of Covid-19 infections. Several professional organisations such as the Association of Public Health Inspectors...

Absolutely without shame; It’s a hell of a how do you do! – M.A. Sumanthiran (M.P.) on Vitimaisation Commission Report

Image: If the CoI recomendations are right  the case the Task Force now headed by General Shavendra Silva is unconstitutional. And he must be...

Pharmaceutical Giants Shell Out Billions to Shareholders as World Confronts Vaccine Apartheid

Total pay-outs enough to vaccinate 1.3 billion people, equal to the population of Africa. Ahead of shareholder meetings for the giant pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s...

The new legislation being drafted to curb “false online posts” could be detrimental to the freedom of expression- FMM, Sri Lanka

The Free Media Movement is deeply concerned about the right to the Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom that could be severely compromised with...

Was Sharni Abeysekara imprisoned because he went after the mastermind behind the Easter attacks? Question paper to Cardinal Ranjith

On the second anniversary of the infamous Easter attack, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is seen in a desperate attempt to hide the masterminds of the...

Sri Lanka: Denying justice while dehumanizing a community at large – Shreen Abdul Saroor

Image: Sion Church by Shreen Saroor. Thirty-one died in the suicide attack on Zion evangelical church in Batticaloa on 21st April 2019, of which 14 were...

President criticised on Facebook; Inquiry launched against two Govt. officers

The National Transport Medical Institute (NTMC) has launched an investigation into the alleged conduct of two female officers stationed at the Gampaha and Ratnapura...

No protection in sea or land: Kilinochchi fishers were tortured by Sri Lanka Navy

File photo of Sri Lanka Navy. Fishers of Valaipadu fisher village of Pooneryn Division of Kilinochchi District have been tortured, punished and humiliated by the...
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Report: Accountability and justice are yet a far-away dream for victims of post-easter mob attacks – People’s Rights Group

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