23September2017

Sri Lanka military “has no records” of arrested senior Tamil Tiger leader

Shattering hopes of victims who sought assistance of the domestic justice system to help establish the fate of their disappeared loved ones, a court in Sri Lanka was told that the military has no records of a senior Tamil rebel.............

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

Accountability is not a “box-ticking exercise to placate the Council” - Zeid

Sri Lanka was cautioned that it should not view delivering long delayed justice to victims of war as an exercise to ‘placate’ the top UN rights body. Delivering the opening statement of the UN Human Rights Council 36th session in Geneva on Monday..................

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

Sri Lanka urged to deliver before "opportunity for reform is lost for good"

Adding to the growing frustration of the global rights community that expected Sri Lanka to fulfil its pledges on 'good governance',  an international legal watchdog has called upon the government to "deliver on its commitments before......................

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka leads the world for torture, again

Sri Lanka is once again top in a global list of states that torture its citizens. This is the sixth year in a row that Sri Lanka  has been named as the leading state in torture. UK based Freedom from Torture (FFT) that has helped people from 76 countries to overcome............

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka: Gunmen open fire at house of key prison massacre eyewitness

Gunmen had opened fire at the house of the main eyewitness of a prison massacre in Sri Lanka. The shooting happened on Monday (04) night in the suburbs of Colombo. Sudesh Nandimal, an inmate who survived the Welikada.................

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka police continue harassment of Tamil woman activist

A police unit in Sri Lanka with a reputation for torture is continuing with its harassment of a Tamil woman in the forefront of a movement against enforced disappearances. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers.................

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

Tamil woman activist campaigning for disappeared threatened with death

A human rights activist leading a continuous campaign seeking information on thousands of disappeared Tamils has been threatened with death by men who assaulted her. Two men, who came in a motor bicycle on Monday (14)..........

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe
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