Sri Lanka: Eyewitness reveals how young detainee was beaten to death by guards

Prison officials in Sri Lanka used long wooden clubs to beat a young detainee to death, an eyewitness revealed at a court inquiry. The new evidence presents a challenge to authorities who deny the killing..............

First ever torture map of Sri Lanka identifies over 200 torture sites

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, JDS joined with the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) to produce the first torture map of Sri Lanka. It plots 219 sites throughout.....

“My son was beaten to death,” in Sri Lanka’s high-security prison

Sri Lanka’s top human rights watchdog has been urged to probe the death of a young detainee allegedly tortured and killed in a high security prison. 27-year-old Kavinda Isuru Tissera was found dead in the..........

Tamil fishermen fear ‘starvation deaths’ caused by poaching

Selliah Yogendrarasa moves his head to his right often as he weaves his casting net to ensure his false leg doesn’t fall down and get damaged due to the strong sea winds blowing across the Nandhikadal lagoon.........

Sri Lanka: Tamil mothers appeal to Sinhalese to help tracing the disappeared

Hundreds of Parents still searching for their children who went missing in detention during the final phase of the brutal civil war in Sri Lanka which ended eleven years back have turned to the majority Sinhala.....

Sri Lanka: Female human rights lawyer facing continuous death threats

A supreme court lawyer in Sri Lanka representing victims in several cases of grave human rights violations including murder, allegedly committed by members of the security forces, fears for her life due to police inaction.....

Sri Lanka: Muslim lawyer detained in violation of national and international law

Sri Lanka has been warned that it is violating international and local legal standards by detaining a Muslim lawyer accused of collusion in the deadly Easter bombings. Human Rights Lawyer Hejaaz Hisbullah........

left

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.