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Sri Lanka media rights activists decry new anti-terror laws

Image: FMM convener C.Dodawatta at the press conference on 18 March 2019. MARCH 18, 2019/ Colombo, Sri Lanka. Media rights activists on Monday urged the Sri...

Extensive public consultations a must on Sri Lanka’s counter-terror bill – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

In contrast to Colombo’s largely polarized sound and fury on the Counter-Terror Bill, it is refreshing to look at the manner in which South...

Applauding the draft CTA is akin to a merry drunk dancing at the edge of a cliff – Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

Sri Lanka’s draft Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) is not a curate’s egg of mostly good with a little bit of bad thrown in. Rather,...

UNHRC 40: Sri Lanka’s proposed CTA will again lead to a situation of abduction & enforced disappearances – INGOs

Mr. President, We, Franciscans International, Amnesty International, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) take note on the mission report of the...

Even in a more beneficial form, the counter terror bill raises warning signals – Kishally Pinto Jayawardena.

Amidst the political turmoil that took place in late October 2018, it was wholly predictable that Sri Lanka’s Counter-Terrorism Bill approved by the Cabinet...

The menacing promise of the CTA, gift -wrapped for the future

Image: Resistance to repression in Venezuela. Only the naïve would believe the rosily repeated plea by the European Union (EU) that ‘the implementation of twenty seven...

Counter Terrorism Act: “It is horrendous, and I feel sick after reading it”

Image: Sri Lanka police known for its brutality.  by Anurangi Singh. Senior academics, human rights activists, and judicial experts are strongly critical of the proposed policy...

TNA shocked: Draft CTA curtails civil liberties, erodes judicial control over the security apparatus.

Issuing a statement Tamil National Alliance says it is shocked by the extent to which the draft framework curtails civil liberties, erodes judicial control...
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