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Sri Lanka: 20A means ‘the only remedy will be to take arms against the State’ says BASL report

Image: From a PLFP poster. The following are the observations of the BASL Committee appointed to study and submit views on the proposed 20th. Amendment to...

20 lawyers file a FR petition against the 20A: Giving unlimited powers to the President could lead to a dictatorship in Sri Lanka

Twenty Attorneys at Law, this morning filed a Fundamental Rights petition against the proposed 20th Amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka. In their petition,...

Constitutional amendment proposed to make Sri Lanka Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa all powerful again

Sri Lanka ex-justice minister moots bill to sweep aside constitutional council. ECONOMYNEXT – An ex-just minister has put forward a 22nd amendment to Sri Lanka’s...

Sudan: With al-Bashir Ouster, End Authoritarianism; Respect Rights, Ensure Justice

Image: Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in...

Regaining Paradise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa -Tisaranee Gunasekara

“If they harm me, it is the country they harm.” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Hard Talk – Daily Mirror – October 2011) The beautification of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is...

Gotabaya’s alternative vision challenges Sri Lanka’s democracy

Prof.S.W.R.D. Samarasinghe. Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently announced at a meeting of Viyath Maga, of which he is president that he was ready to contest the next...
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Take immediate steps to secure Shani Abeysekara and ensure the best possible treatment – HRCSL to Commissioner of Prison

In a letter addressed to Commissioner General of Prison,  HRCSL has said that "the health and security of all prisoners including remandees, remain the...
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Sri Lanka HR alert: Life threatening continued detention of Shani Abeysekara.

1. Senior Superintendent of Police and former Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director Shani Abeysekara was arrested on 31 July 2020, by the Colombo Crime...

Provide urgent medical care and facilitate bail for Shani Abeysekara – Families of the victims appeal to AG

The daughter of murdered journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and four other family members of missing persons have requested the Attorney General to provide urgent medical...

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) publishs a list of complaints and information regarding missing and disappeared persons

Image: from the remembrance wall at OMP office August 30. 2019. (c) Sunanda Deshapriya. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is publishing a List of...