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Sri Lanka: The most significant human rights issues included unlawful killings- US report

US State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017: Sri Lanka . EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic with a freely elected government....

Shooting at FTZ workers in Sri Lanka: “Police behaved like hooligans”

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BASL Condemns Meethotamulla Attack

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) tothe head of a Local Government authority, on a group of protesters, who were protesting against the...

The Majority of 225 Parliamentarians Condemned the Police Attack on Students

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Sri Lanka: Court Bans Protests in Jaffna

( Protest in Jaffna against the gang rape and murder of Vidya) The Jaffna Magistrate has issued a stay order banning all types of protests...

Beaten by Police 10 Uni Students Hospitalised

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Report:Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka in August

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Report: Freedoms of Assembly and Association in Sri Lanka; 84 attacks in 2014

Sri Lanka has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which guarantees freedom of assembly and association. This is reinforced by...

Rajini Thiranagama Commemoration Blocked by the Authorities ; Watched by The Police Intelligence

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SL military, police block protesters in North on International Day of Disappeared

The occupying Sri Lankan Military and Police on Saturday blocked the kith and kin of disappeared persons who were on a protest rally in...

Police stop peace march citing Buddhist clergy opposition

Sri Lankan police stopped a peace march on Saturday, stating that "they wanted to prevent any unruly incidents as Buddhist monks and other people...

Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka – INFORM report April 2014

''Government Ministers, MPs, politicians, supporters and groups backed by the government appeared to behind almost all the reported incidents. On several occasions, Police watched...

Sri Lanka: Arrest of HRD Jayakumari may strenthen the call for International Investigation

A son holding his disappered fathers photo at the protes against Arrest of Jauakumari Vavunia on 15th. (Photo SLB source )THE TRAGEDY OF VULNERABLE...

“Get out you dogs! If you don’t come out we’ll kill you!” – Sri Lanka Police threaten peacfull protestors

fasting villages sorrounded by the police The villagers who carried out an agitation demanding solutions for the issues created due to the pollution of...

SL Police officer threatens rights activist Sundaram in Trincomalee

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Violent prevention of public protest violates government’s commitment to basic rights

National Peace CouncilOn International Human Rights Day, December 10, a public protest by families of missing persons in Trincomalee was attacked by goons while...

SL intelligence squad behind attack on protestors in Trincomalee on HR Day

The masked men, who on Tuesday attacked a peaceful demonstration, which was staged by the relatives of missing persons in Trincomalee, belong to...

Sri Lanka: Peaceful protestors assaulted on world human rights day

The violation of human rights in Trincomalee on World Human Rights day proves that the Rajapaksa regime doesn't care two hoots for the Commonwealth...

Sri Lanka: Anandi Sasitharan, member of NPC complaint to HRCSL over threats

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CHOGM 2013 / Sri Lanka: Police obtains court order to ban protests in Colombo on 14 & 15

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CHOGM 2013 /Sri Lanka: HR festival participant arrested

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CHOGM 2013: Sri Lankan opposition boycotts Commonwealth summit after attack

Sri Lanka's opposition is boycotting the Commonwealth leaders' summit after a pro-government group attacked the party's headquarters here on Thursday, an official said.Sri Lanka's...

Thanks to the Commonwealth Summit, the world might get some excellent insights into Rajapaksa thinking and governance

Democracy and Freedom, Medamulana-Style by Tisaranee Gunasekara“…the tradition of giving pretty names to ugly things is as old as warfare.”Christopher Hitchens (Arguably)Organised mobs...

Sri Lanka cracks down on Tamil opposition ahead of summit

 Amal Jayasinghe (AFP) Colombo — Sri Lanka's military stopped scores of ethnic Tamils protesters from entering the capital Wednesday ahead of a Commonwealth summit as...

CHOGM 2013 / Sri Lanka : Army dismisses Jaffna protest as a ‘circus’

Military Media Spokesman, Brig. Ruwan Wanigasuriya, yesterday alleged that organized groups are trying to draw international attention to their claim that the military should...

People blocked from protesting in Jaffna

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‘Security personnel assaulted coming to HR festival in Colombo

Blocked !Security personnel have stopped the bus carrying Tamil nationals travelling from Mannar to Colombo for the Human Rights festival today (13) near the...
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