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Swiss embassy worker kidnapped and threatened in Colombo

Image: The Swiss embassy in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. (Keystone / Anthony Anex) A local employee of the Swiss embassy in Sri Lanka has...

Sri Lanka slams police over abduction bid of a student leader

AFP - Sri Lanka's police faced censure on Friday over an attempt to "abduct" a student activist, a tactic widely used against dissidents by...

White-vanning is Not the Way to Go, If You Want to Progress – Editorial, Daily Mirror

(Original caption: Law and order must prevail) When the LTTE was militarily defeated certain sections called for an immediate withdrawal of the security forces from...

Sri Lanka: Protest Against ‘White Van’ Style Arrests

Relatives of disappeared persons staged a peaceful protest today against ongoing arrests in Northern and Eastern provinces by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). They claimed...

UNP: Soldiers in White Van got firearm from Gota

Home Affairs Minister Joseph Michael Perera says that three soldiers arrested by the Mirihana police  on Monday evening with a firearm in their possession...
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Sri Lanka Seeks Diversion, Not Justice, Over Wartime Abuses – Meenakshi Ganguly, HRW

Image: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, sings the national anthem during an event to mark the anniversary of country's independence from British colonial...
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Amnesty International urges UNHRC to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka

Image:© sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. In a paper presented the member states of the UNHTC, Geneva Amnesty International has urged the United Nations (UN) Human...

THE HILL WE CLIMB- Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly...

Sri Lanka President appoints a CoI on human rights violations weeks before the HRC 46

Image~ Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva © sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission to identify the findings...