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Sri Lanka: 2 Years On, Scant Progress on UN Resolution

Image: Why not a single investigation on Tamil journalists killed  launched, ask the leaders of Jaffna Press Club. (c) s.deshapriya. (Geneva, September 14, 2017) – United...

Key elements for a follow-up resolution on Sri Lanka – HRW

Image: The screen shot of voting at UNHRC on Sri Lanka resolution, 2012. To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human...

France and Canada Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

Commit to Protect Students, Teachers, Schools, and Universities During War. (Paris) The French and Canadian governments should be congratulated for becoming the latest countries to...

Sri Lanka: War Time Army Chief Fonseka Blames HRW for Violating His Human Rights

“Human Rights Watch Asia Head is violating my human rights,” “He (Brad Adams of HRW ) must make sure that he ensures the human...

Sri Lanka After the Tigers; Letter from Mannar – Meenakshi Ganguly

The causeway that links northern Sri Lanka’s mainland to Mannar Island is lined with vast military barracks. They have a nicely settled air about...

Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army Chief, says Human Rights Watch

( Sarath Fonseka in the parliament; original photo by FCA) Fonseka’s Appointment to Parliament Contradicts Accountability Pledge. (New York) – The Sri Lankan government’s appointment to...

Sri Lanka: Routine Police Torture Devastates Families – HRW

(Colombo) – Sri Lanka’s police forces regularly torture and ill-treat criminal suspects in custody, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today....

The OISL Report and its Recommendation: A Tremendous Victory for All War Victims in Sri Lanka – HRW

The High Commissioner's report marks a significant step towards justice and accountability for the victims of international crimes and the family members of Sri...

HRW Writes to President Maithripala on Human Rights in Sri Lanka

HRW says that 'we welcome some initiatives your government has already undertaken, such as case-by-case reviews of those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism...

Sri Lanka: No Letup On UN Probe

By Easwaran Rutnam- The swearing in of a new Government has not released the pressure on Sri Lanka for a UN led investigation over the...

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Legacy of Abuse – HRW

Assaults on Activists, Resistance to International Investigation in 2014 /World Report 2015: Sri Lanka . (New York) – The Sri Lankan government stepped up pressure...

Sri Lanka: Justice Key to End Anti-Muslim Violence – HRW

''Sri Lankan authorities need to do more than arrest those carrying out the anti-Muslim violence. They need to investigate and identify any instigators. That...

Sri Lanka: Mourning Tireless Rights Advocate Abeysekera – HRW

Human Rights Watch on Loss of Leading Voice for Rights in Sri Lanka’s Deadly ConflictSunila Abeysekera;© 2006 Tim Hetherington for Human Rights Watch ...

Sri Lanka: Stop Harassing Victims; Activists Security Forces ‘Visit’ People Who Met UN Rights Chief

“It’s outrageous for a government that is hosting the UN human rights chief to have their security forces harass the people who met with...

Sri Lanka: No Justice in Aid Worker Massacre – HRW

member of the French aid group Action Contre La Faim places a wreath in front of the photographs of his 17 slain colleagues at...

Sri Lanka: Reveal Fate of ‘Disappeared’ Cartoonist – HRW

The placard reads "500 days since Prageeth's disappearance." © 2011 Reuters ...

Sri Lanka: Commonwealth Should Relocate November Meeting – HRW

Accountability Failures, Ongoing Abuses Make for an Unworthy Host''The Commonwealth will rightly face international ridicule if it goes ahead with its summit in Sri...

Sri Lanka: Probe into LTTE Crimes Should Start with Karuna; Deputy Minister Among Senior Leaders Linked to Wartime Atrocities

Karuna Amman on the left with LTTE Fighters ''Karuna’s call for war crimes investigations should not allow him to airbrush out his own role...

Minister Samarasinghe forgot to mention that the Army Court of Inquiry exonerated the army of any liability for civilian casualties – HRW

Julie de Rivero: Govt action plan  ignires 50 percent of the recommendations made by the LLRC. During the UPR process in November 2012, Sri...

Sri Lanka security forces rape, torture Tamil detainees: HRW

Ambassador, Prasad Kariyawasam: We cannot fight with the most powerful country in the world and their NGOs  ...

Sri Lanka: Move Commonwealth Summit; Colombo Venue Undeserved without Progress on Rights, Accountability – HRW

“The Sri Lankan government’s blatant disregard for the Commonwealth’s principles of human rights and democratic reform makes it a poor host for this important...

Sri Lanka has failed to curb assaults on civil society, be accountable for war crimes: HRW

By ANI The Sri Lankan government continued its assault on civil society and failed to take meaningful steps towards accountability for war crimes during...
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Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

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Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions; Arbitrary Arrests & Torture of LGBT People

Police, Judicial Officers Should End Arbitrary Arrests, Torture of LGBT People (Colombo / October 20, 2020) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people...

FTZ Workers Rights and Militarised Approach to Covid-19 Prevention in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Brief update

1. On 4 October Sri Lanka’s newest Covid-19 cluster spreading within the Brandix-owned factory in Minuwangoda, Gampaha came to be known by an accident....