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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...

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...

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 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...

Sri Lanka: The Promise of Justice for Easter Sunday Massacre Is A Big Lie – Basil Fernando 

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith presided over the 21st of April commemoration with the participation of other religious leaders. Talking about the issue, he has said...

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...

The language of the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church re President Sirisena is entirely inappropriate – Kishaly Pinto Jayawardena

Image: True friends of the Cardinal Ranjith. When the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks in entirely inappropriate language as to whether Maithripala Sirisena,...

Catholic Church has lost patience after 2 years & what about Tamils who have waited for 11 long years? – M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Image: A priest conducts a mass burial for Easter Sunday bomb blast victims in Negombo, Sri Lanka on April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe/timesofisrael) As...

The Easter Sunday commission and the indictment of a president – Kishali Pinto Jayadardena

Can a President or a Prime Minister be indicted for gross criminal negligence in respect of his or her duties to the nation? A...

Sri Lanka Easter attacks commission recommends criminal proceedings against President Sirisena

ECONOMYNEXT – The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the 2019 Easter bombings has recommended that criminal proceedings be instituted against former President Maithripala...

2019 Easter Sunday attack: Why another committee?- Dr. Ameer Ali

Image: At least those Muslim parliamentarians who voted for the 20th Amendment to empower NGR as an autocrat must come out now and join...

Compelled to call for intl. tribunal to probe Easter Sunday Mayhem – Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today said he will be compelled to call for a probe by an international court over...

Rishad’s lawyer challenges Ex Kurunegala SSP Mahinda Dissanayake’s testimony

In a letter addresses to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attacks. Attorney at Law Rushdhie Habib has stated that "the...

Report: Socio-economic and psychological impact on families of PTA detainees following the Easter Sunday Attacks – Marisa de Silva

Guilt by Association In the immediate aftermath of the Easter Sunday Attacks of 21stApril, 2019, hundreds of Muslims were rounded up and arrested under the PTA...

Claims that former President Sirisena was not informed of the possibility of Easter Sunday attack cannot be believed under any circumstances.- Former former Defence...

"Former Defence Secretary, continuing his statement before the PCoI probing Easter attacks said, claims that former President Sirisena was not informed of the possibility...

Concerns grow over ‘lapses’ in Sri Lanka’s Easter attack probe

Image: Under repair: The St. Anthony’s church, one of the churches attacked last year on Easter.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS Meera Srinivasan. Lawyers and activists have...

Justice for Easter Sunday and Justice for Hejaaz: A Christian perspective – Ruki Fernando

Most of the victims of horrific Easter Sunday bombings were Christian, majority killed inside three churches, and the bombers were Muslims. Immediately after the...

Honouring the Victims of 21 April 2019 Through Togetherness and Unity – Shreen Abdul Saroor

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, in which eight IS terrorists senselessly murdered 269 Catholic and Christian worshippers and tourists,...

Rishard’s sister-in-law writes to HRCSL on misinformation published by media over her husbund.

Former Minister and leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress Rishad Bathiudeen's sister-in-law Mohamed Nisar Fathima Israth has complained to the Human Rights Commission...

Task Force headed by Maj.Gen. Jagath Alwis has been set up to expedite CID probe into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks

The Defence Ministry has established a Task Force (TF) to monitor the progress to speed up the on-going investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division...

Sri Lanka: Is the Deep State Involved? Reflections on the PSC Findings & Implications for the Future – Bhavani Fonseka

We are presently witnessing a whirlwind of activities in the lead up to Presidential Elections due on 16th November with an unprecedented number of candidates...

PSC report on Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka: Executive Summary and recommendations (and the full report)

Report of the Select Committee of Parliament to look into and report to Parliament on the Terrorist Attacks that took place in different places...

A Decade on from the last Growl of the Tiger: Religious Terrorism and Sri Lanka’s new challenges: EFSAS report

Introduction On the late evening of 20 February 2009, two diminutive aircrafts swiftly approached Sri Lanka’s capital with the intention of launching an attack against...

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...

Sri Lanka: TID director calls for corrective action re officers being unfairly reprimanded by politicians and clergy.

CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera. Picture by Gayan Pushpika, DN. Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekera, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department told the Parliament...

Sri Lanka extends emergency for fourth month after Easter bombings

FILE PHOTO: A nun arrives as a Sri Lanka's commando soldier stands guard in front of the main entrance to St. Lucia Cathedral as...

Deal with systems failure that led to Easter Sunday bombings – National Peace Council

In the midst of the ongoing sittings of the Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate the Easter Sunday bombings two senior officials in the public...

Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks – Authorities Should Act Against Incitement by Buddhist Nationalists

Image: Sri Lankan security officers inspect vandalized shops owned by Muslims in Minuwangoda, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  © 2019 AP...

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...

Sri Lankan Christians still too afraid to go to church

Citra Abbott and Matthias Böhnke. 'Everyone knows that somewhere out there extremely dangerous people are running around who could attack again at any time' Many Christians...
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