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Netherlands will be evaluating the policies & the directions of Sri Lanka in relation to the Geneva resolution.

In a meeting with the Netherlands Ambassador Ms. Gonggrijp, Mr. Sampanthan Leader of the Tamil National Alliance has pointed out that “The UNHRC resolution...

SriLanka: Vavuniya newspaper director summoned by Terrorism Investigation Department after covering HRC43

The director of Vavuniya-based Thinappuyal newspaper, Sakthivelpillai Prakash and his wife alongside another editor, were summoned by Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) on...

International HR organisations call on the Human Rights Council to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka

Making Joint Oral Statement at the ongoing 43rd session of the Human Rights Council today (28 February 2020.) eight International Human Rights organisations urged the...

HRC 43: “We remain profoundly committed to resolution 30/1 and its principles” – the Core Group on Sri Lanka

Delivering the joint statement of the Core Group on Sri Lanka, International Ambassador for Human Rights of the United Kindom, Rita French told the...

HRC 43: Sri Lanka promises death certificates and livelihood assistance for the missing persons but no Justice & Truth.

Sri Lanka today told the ongoing 43rd session of UNHRC that "with regard to the issues on missing persons, steps would be taken, after...

Sri Lanka: Withdrawal from UN commitments requires robust response by Human Rights Council – AI

Image:  " Do not make Geneva promises disappear!" a placard at the "Missing Lovers Day" held by the Families of the Disappeared on 14.02.2020...

There is no space for transitional justice in Sri Lanka – Call of the hour Is remedial justice: TGTE

Sri Lanka’s unilateral withdrawal from Resolution 30/1 is a clear rejection of human rights and accountability and displays total disregard for UN Member States Sri...

43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – Statement by Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka

43RD SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT STATEMENT BY HON. DINESH GUNAWARDENA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN RELATIONS OF SRI LANKA 26...

Statement by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Parliament on UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on 20 February 2020

Image: Sri Lanka FM Dinesh Gunawardana's speech at HRC is based on statement made by him on 20 Feb 2020. In May 2009, following...

Sri Lanka to withdraw from co-sponsorship of UNHRC resolution on war crimes

Colombo, February 18 (newsin.asia): On the grounds that the Sri Lankan government’s 2015 decision to co-sponsor the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution No:...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

The Ministry of Justice issued an invitation to the public to submit proposals for consideration by an expert committee established to draft a new...

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes

Amendments give Gotabaya Rajapaksa powers to sack ministers and limit oversight. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers a policy speech in the Colombo parliament on 20 August...

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of Peoplesworld.org/Earanga Jayawardena/AP Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving....