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Facebook, Inc. deplores the misuse of its platform during the 2018 anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka & apologize.

In its response to the allegations of misuse of social media platforms FaceBook and WhatsApp leading to anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka the Facebook,...

Sri Lanka’s spread of the ‘anti-democracy’ virus – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image (edited) courtesy of www.demdigest.org. The anti-democracy virus infecting law enforcement officials in Sri Lanka today appears to have proceeded belligerently to the point that...

Sri Lanka makes cremations compulsory for virus deaths, angering Muslims

  Image: An indefinite, nationwide curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka, where over 200 people have tested positive for coronavirus (AFP Photo/Ishara S. KODIKARA). (AFP•April...

Sri Lanka: Catholics Demand Justice For Easter Sunday Victims

(UCAN ) Catholics in Sri Lanka have protested after a stone was allegedly thrown at a statue of St. Sebastian at a church where more...

Islamophobia is pushing Sri Lankan Muslims to the wall – Ranga Jayasuriya

The Easter Sunday attacks compelled local Muslims to engage in self - introspection of the unfolding wave of radicalization and Arabization of their community....

Report- Sri Lanka Post Easter Sunday Attacks: Emerging Human Rights Issues

Background: The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks have drastically changed Sri Lanka’s social and political fabric. Over the existing ethnic polarization, Sri Lanka now faces polarization...

These traitors [Muslims] must not be allowed to live in freedom [in Sri Lanka] – Warakagoda Gnanarathna Thero

Rough translation of comments by the Asgiriya Mahanayake: "We got to know some good news. That in the future, Chamal Rajapaksa will become President....

Muslims ‘targeted with arbitrary arrests’ after Easter massacre in Sri Lanka

Image; Mazahina, left, pictured with her husband, was arrested over a pattern on one of her dresses which was wrongly believed to resemble the dharmachakra,...

EU expresses its concerns on political and religious pressure being directed at Sri Lanka’s Muslim community

Image: A shop owner in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka after his shop was set on fire by Sinhalese mobs. Colombo, 12 June 2019 (The Delegation of...

Sri Lanka: Arresting first and calling for complaints later – Mockery of justice, say legal experts

Anurangi Singh & Aanya Wipulasena. The emerging but problematic trend of arresting persons, typically belonging to one ethnic group in particular, and then calling for...

Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers resign over rising harassment

Image: Muslim ministers speaking at a press conference, announcing their resignation. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers have resigned protesting rising hate and harassment of...

In Sri Lanka, Muslims say Sinhala neighbours turned against them

Image: The central market in Minuwangoda in western Sri Lanka following the riots on May 13 Muslims live in fear after wave of attacks is...

Anti-Muslim riots and anatomy of the second security failure Laksiri Fernando

  Sri Lanka has encountered a second security failure by allowing the unruly violent mobs to attack Muslim mosques and ordinary Muslim citizens particularly in...

As evil returns to Sri Lanka’s streets, who is responsible? – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

There is much good sense in the assertion by Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church this Friday that despicable communal violence by organised mobs against Muslims...

The United Nations in Sri Lanka expresses its concern about emerging incidents of communal violence and tension

Statement by the United Nations in Sri Lanka on the prevailing situation in the country. 2019 May 14 (Colombo, Sri Lanka) – The United Nations...

The Beast Rides Again – By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Image:  Digana after mob attacks. Associated Press/Pradeep Pathiran . Even as I write these words, Kandy is burning. Muslims, their homes and their properties are being targeted...

Tamil civil society strongly condemns the violence unleashed against the Muslim people in Sri Lanka.

Image: Anti- Muslim mobs took over the streets in Teldeniya. Statement by Tamil Civil Society condemning violence against Muslim community.  March 6, 2018.  We strongly condemn the violence being...

Ampara incidents: National unity, communal harmony at stake

Image: Ampara mosque was attacked by Sinhala Buddhist mob. Javid Yusuf. The anti-Muslim hate campaign which surfaced from around 2012 seems to be continuing unabated, erupting...

Sri Lanka arrest five over anti-religious violence

Image: A food out let in Ampara, Eastern province was attacked on 22nd May 2017. Sri Lanka police have arrested five people including a member...
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