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CHOGM 2013/ Sri Lanka: 3 buses from North to HR festival stopped

Security forces have stopped three buses carrying Tamil nationals from the North region to the Human Rights Festival scheduled to be held at the...

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Sri lanka : Joint Civil Society Memorandum to Commonwealth Heads of States (CHOGM)

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Police officer blocks vehicle parade over Rathupaswala

ASP Chandana Kodithuwakku: I will stop you Gampaha ASP Chandana Kodithuwakku has allegedly forced a group of activists to abandon a vehicle parade to...

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Killing of protester: Wary Weliweriya!

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Govt. attacked students struggling to protect education for future generations – NMPFE

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Implementation Progress of the UN Resolution On Sri Lanka, A/HRC/22/L.1/Rev.13

Sri Lanka Monthly Briefing Note | Issue No 01 – 1 May 2013Period covered:  22 March 2013 – 31 April 2013 Summary: On 21st...

‘Rally for Unity’, a March towards Reconciliation

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Another assault on Right to Peaceful assembly; Mano Ganeshan attacked. Thondaman’s thugs attacked Ganeshan – Vasudeva

It is reported that the Leader of Sri Lanka's Democratic People's Front (DPF) and former parliamentarian Mano Ganesan has been attacked today when he...

What protection does a protestor holding a candle have in Sri Lanka?

BBS Monks led harassments to peaceful Vigil Kishali Pinto-JayawardenaHate pervades the air. It is sadly grotesque that amidst the Avurudu time of reflection and...

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Protecting violent protesters and dispersing peaceful protesters: New role for Police and some Buddhists in Sri Lanka?

Police in  performing their new duty On 12th April, around 7pm, I was amongst a group of people gathered on the pavement, outside...

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Police, BBS block peaceful vigil

The Bodu Bala Sena, with the assistance of the police, prevented a peaceful candle lit vigil from taking place outside the Bodu Bala Sena...

Ranil blames SF Commander, Jaffna for attacks on a political rally

UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that Jaffna Security Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe was behind the attacks on a...

Sri Lanka ‘disappeared’: Families stage Colombo protest

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Military personals carried out attack against people engage in hunger strike at Waligamam North; Photo journalists assaulted

MIlitary dismantled  the the Uthyan journalist's camera 15 February 2013People together with politicians engage in hunger strike protest on demanding to release lands and...

The United States Embassy remains deeply concerned by the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice

U.S. Embassy/CMBThe United States Embassy remains deeply concerned by the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, which were conducted in defiance of a...

How Right to Peaceful assembly was obstructed by GoSL – Lawyers’ Collective

What Happened today -Situation Report of Lawyers Collective 1. Peoples’ March organized by Lawyers’ Collective.(a) By 7.30a.m (Hulftsdorp - around the Supreme Court premises)...

Photo story: Armed thugs protected by police unleashed against peaceful protest led by lawyers

10 January 2013: Thugs armed with wooden poles, rocks, glass tubes attacked, verbally abused lawyers led peaceful protest march and  physically prevented them marching...

FUTA Jaffna ExCo member called to TID;’Immediately stop intimidating the academics and students of the University of Jaffna ‘ – FUTA

Stop intimidation! Police assault a Uni student, JaffnaFederation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) has been informed that Mr. Amirthalingam Rasakumaran, member of the Executive...

Arrests in Jaffna:Complaints increased to 43

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission's Jaffna regional branch Regional Coordinator T.Thanagaraj informed that 43 complaints have been received about the arrest carried out by...

Crisis in the University of Jaffna — A new wave of old scenarios

Military deployed together with the police at Kaladdi junction, close to the University of Jaffna.The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed grave concern over the...
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