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Anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

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HRCSL inquiry on violent incidents based on religious hatred in Kandy District

Image: Kumuduni Vithana, Regional Coordinator, Kandy Regional Office, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will investigate complaints made by the public...

The unashamed role of Special Task Force of Sri Lanka Police in recent anti-Muslim riots

Ruki Fernando. This story is based on visits to both sites and testimonies of at least 10 survivors and about 5 eyewitnesses present As Sinhalese –...

Understanding a State of Emergency i n Sri Lanka: March 2018

(CPA /16 March 2018)Sri Lanka’s last state of emergency lasted for 28 years, and was terminated in August 2011, having continuously been extended by governments since...

Social Media: The new front in Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

Image: Ceylon Today cartoon by MD Weeraratne. As the violence that affected parts of the Kandy District quietly moves into the history of ethno-religious confrontation in...

Sri Lanka: When a Government shrugs its shoulders & turns a blind eye to the violence being perpetrated against its own citizens ..- M.A....

Image: Sri Lanka Muslims in Kandy praying in open space as their Mosque has been set on fire by Sinhala Buddhist mobs. On March 6...

UN condemns anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka

Image: Jeffrey Feltman addresses a press conference in Colombo on March 3, 2015.  LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/GETTY/CBS. (AFP) The UN's political chief on Sunday condemned anti-Muslim violence that...

Sri Lanka UNFPA & WHO: ” No medication or ‘pills’ that can permanently make a human being sterile”

Image: Ampara anti-Muslim violence was triggered by false info on so called sterilization pills. 7 March 2018 (Colombo, Sri Lanka): The World Health Organization (WHO)...

Sri Lanka: From Aluthgama to Teldeniya: Fearful continuities, fruitless government change

Image: On the night of 10th March a eatery in Anamaduwa, NWP was set on fire, but  Sinhalese helped to repair it and eatery was...

“Despise communalism’ – Sathyagraha organised by JVP in Colombo

(Lanka Truth) A ‘Sathyagraha’ campaign to protest against the communal clashes that occurred in Digana area in Kandy District and the attempt to spread...

‘Islamophobic narratives’ inflame Sri Lanka communal tensions – Alan Keenan

Image: Military guarding burned Muslim owned shops! Kandy - Sri Lanka(Reuters/Stringer) Violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims have forced Sri Lanka to impose a state...
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