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Grassroots leaders provide the best hope to a troubled world – Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Amid cruelty and suffering, there are heroes, says Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who steps down on September...

Hand Book for Barefoot Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders (in Sinhala) published

Reviewed by Basil Fernando. The Hand Book for Bare foot Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders is a very useful and valuable contribution for litigants in...

HR orgs call on Sri Lanka to ensure safety of two HRDs: Nimalka Fernando & Sunanda Deshapriya

In a letter address to the Leaders of the Government of Sri Lanka and copied to UNHRC officals number of international human rights organisations...

UN body declares the detention of 5 human rights defenders is “arbitrary”

Image:A gate at the entrance to the Pray Sar prison near Phnom Penh, 8 December 2016,  AP Photo/Heng Sinith. This joint statement was originally published...

Pro Govt. Mob Mocks Leading Civil Society Activists in Sri Lanka

Protected by the police, around 30 supporters of ruling party held a counter demonstration opposite the #FreeJeyakumary campaign held in front of Fort Railway station...

De-inviting Sri Lankan HRDs by University of Sydney : Amnesty, Janasnsadaya withdraw in protest

The decision of the University of Sydney to de-invite two Sri Lanka human rights defenders under the pressure of Sri Lanka Defence Ministry form...

Ongoing detention of Jeyakumari sends a chilling message to SL HRDs

DUE PROCESS OF LAW MUST PROTECT THOSE WHO SEEK THE MISSING International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances was marked on August 30. On this...

NGOs bid farewell to High Commissioner Pillay

It was the last meeting of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, with civil society actors that engage with human rights bodies...

Shoot NGO traitors and throw them to foxes to eat says a Sinhala newspaper

Following translated article is an example of how Sinhalese people are fed with half truthsmixed with lies and total lies ...

‘Puppies for Sale’ Poster campaign to intimidate Nimalka and Sunil

SLB - Posters for selling puppies are pasted  near the Fort Railway Station area which include contact numbers of  two prominent Human  Rights Defenders  Nimalka...

Groups warn of backlash as U.N. calls for probe into Sri Lanka civil war abuses

Sri Lanka media activist interviewed (CNN) -- Rights groups are warning of a backlash against activists in Sri Lanka following a landmark United Nations...

Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for increased vigilance from international community following UN Resolution

AStudent protest, Sri Lanka With the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) having voted to open an international investigation into alleged war...

Sri Lanka may have to face same punitive action by the West as imposed on Russia

Learning together from Geneva mistakes  by Jehan PereraThe resolution on Sri Lanka that is to be voted on this coming Friday at the UN...

SRI LANKA: Release Balendran Jeyakumari – stop harassments of human rights defenders!

JayakumariA Statement from The Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances Today, as the United Nations commemorates the International Day for the Right to the Truth...

Sri Lankan Free Speech Activists Muzzled – IFJ

 Photo by Pat Roque/AP, courtesy The GuardianThe International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) in deploring...

Restriction orders on Ruki and Fr. Praveen is one more reason for a stronger resolution at UNHRC

Ruki ''Merely tagging on an accusation of some connection to the LTTE without sufficient evidence in order to create the impression of some...

No right to campaign for the release of Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praven referring to them as ‘human rights activists – MoD

Ruki Fernando with his lawyers (BBC sandesha photo)Human Rights Organizations or Activists are NOT above the LAWThe arrests and detention of Mr. Ruki Fernando...

Sri Lanka: FMM deplores judicial order banning right to speak of two HRDs

 Press release / 23.03.2014The Free Media Movement deplores the Magistrate order issued on Human Rights Defenders ( HRDs) Ruki Fernando and Fr,...

Lawyers release testimony of Vibushika, details confirm SL military trap

Vibushika holding her brothers photo ( Photo: Freddy G.)Lawyers in Colombo working on a Fundamental Rights case, have released a translated text of the letter...

US concerns on continued intimidation of Sri Lankan civil society and HRDs

Jan Paski: Intimidations continuePress Statement by Jen Psaki, Department SpokespersonThe United States is concerned by intensifying pressure on Sri Lankan civil society and human...

Suppression of HRDs: Sri Lanka police and military in a joint operation to find Ruki Fernando’s car!

J.C. Weliamuna speaking at the press con.Minutes after the press conference held by five leading civil society organisation to oppose the arrest and restriction...

A court order imposing unheard limitations to Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen sets a world recorded

Fr. Praveen and RuliLanka e News is has been informed by our legal sources on a unbelievable a court order imposed on Ruki Fernando...

Ruki Fernando on CNN: Are Sri Lanka’s ‘anti-terror’ arrests an attempt to intimidate activists?

Ruki Fernando pictured in 2009(CNN) A prominent Sri Lankan rights activist controversially detained by his government under anti-terror laws says he believes his arrest...

Arrest of HRDs in Sri Lanka:Repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) ; Charge or release all others

HC Navi Pillay is being welcomed by Vibhushika Palendran (13), (right) who was arressed withher mother HRD Jayakumari19th March, 2014 Statement condemning the arbitrary...

Sri Lankan Human Rights Defenders Freed Without Charge

IFJ Asia The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is relieved to report that the respected human rights activists Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen were...

Hours before two SL HRDs released in Colombo, SL Geneva mission accused them of ‘terrorist connections’ at HRC 25

SL AMB Ravinatha Ariyasinha''The detention on 16th March of Mr. Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen under the PTA were in connection with...

SL Minstry of Defence (MOD) site has deleted libelous statement re Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen, posted this morning

Here  is the post on the MOD site this morning now taken out. See Srilanka brief note posted this morning with the heading :Arresst...

Sri Lanka HRDs Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen were linked to known terrorist – State mouth peice CDN

DEFENDING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF TERRORISTSEditorial / State Daily News, 19 March 2014All sanctimonious humbugs in the non governmental 'humanitarian' organizations are furiously tapping...
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Sri Lanka: MP Bakeer Markar alleges police are to arrest 200 critical journalists

Image: Courtesy of IFEX. Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya Member of Parliament Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is accusing the government of targeting media-persons critical of the government...

Sri Lanka: 2020 Heroes’ day commemorations are banned in North and East

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Connecting the dots: The death of a drug trafficker and the state of democracy – Ambika Sathkumamathan

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