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Corona virus epidemic damages Sri Lankan economy

Image: Sri Lankan Airlines staff wear masks at Bandaranaike International Airport after Sri Lanka confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, in...

There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka – A conversation with hotelier Paloma Scott

Mirissa made headlines for an unpleasant incident earlier this month and the authorities immediately reacted to it by taking actions like suspending the activities...

Sri Lanka: Barbarians on beaches

Northern terrorism is, thankfully, a thing of the past, but, sadly, southern terrorism is on the rise. Underworld figures, with political connections, remain above...

Sri Lankan activist Herman Kumara gets “TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism”

Image: Herman Kumara speaking to press during a fishermen's protest. ( SLB photo) Seefeld, 02.14.2018 - The internationally recognized human rights defender and director of...

Sri Lanka: Paradise threatened; 11.1% GDP contribution by tourism

Photo credit: Newsin.Asia. Rohantha N.A. Athukorala. Over the weekend I was honoured to listen to my teacher from Harvard, Professor Matt Andrew’s lecture to the Masters...

Unlawful Arrest & Deportation of British Touris: A case of abuse of power by police in restricting civil liberties in a most dishonourable manner

J.C. Weliamuna Unlawful Arrest & Deportation of British Tourist; A close look at the series of illegal steps taken by law enforcement authoritiesJC Weliamuna...

Sri Lanka: Political thugs take over tourist sea-sides ; victimes afraid even to complain

Bach Boys!‘Beach boy’ menace would kill the goose that lays golden eggs; Political patronage makes the situation worseThe beach boy menace is raising its...

Sexual harassment of tourists in the south continues unabated

Nadia FazlulhaqPolice are recording frequent complaints of sexual harassment of tourists in the South, with the latest report of sexual harassment of an Israeli...

Police start tracking tourists in Sri Lanka; looks like surveillance – a hotel executive

AFP- Sri Lanka's police have begun keeping track of foreign tourists to "ensure their own safety", officials announced on Monday. Hotels and guest houses have...
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HRC 46: International HR organisations call for international action & protection of HRDs in Sri Lanka

Image: Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights making concluding remarks at the ID on Sri Lanka report. Making interventions at the interactive dialogue at...
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LTTE atrocities and the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka

Many reports of the United Nations and International Human Rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch have documented human rights violations by LTTE for...

The End of an Era of Extremism in Sri Lanka –  Victor Ivan

Image: Every leader commencing from Anagarika Dharmapala up to Gotabhaya who had led the country along this path have disrupted the country and carried...

In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Madam President, This is a key juncture for the Council’s engagement with Sri Lanka. As my...