Sri Lanka: Arrest of Muslim lawyer for Easter bombings “illegal and arbitrary”

A prominent Muslim lawyer arrested by police for alleged involvement in the Easter Sunday bombings a year ago, has been widely condemned as illegal and arbitrary. Attorney-at-Law Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested.......

Sri Lanka: court to rule on disappearance victims right to representation in Mannar

A court in northern Sri Lanka halted the judicial inquiry of the country’s largest mass grave, in order to decide on the family members of disappeared Tamils’ right to participate in the legal proceedings..........

Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave probe risks being abandoned

The site of Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave has been left unprotected leading to fear that if any evidence remains in the soil it may become contaminated and unfit to be admissible.......

Threat of ethnic-religious violence in Sri Lanka, warns UN

Sri Lanka has been warned that the government’s failure to rein in Buddhist extremist groups enjoying impunity while unleashing violence against minorities, threatens to propel the country into a vicious......

Sri Lanka judge denounces victims of disappearances as “fictitious persons”

A judge in Sri Lanka's war torn north has denied families of the disappeared in the Mannar mass grave case – the largest mass grave discovered in Sri Lanka – representation in court. Mannar Magistrate...........

No report from Sri Lanka’s rights body on two years old anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka’s national human rights watchdog is yet to release its report into investigations on anti-Muslim violence that ravaged the country’s highlands two years ago. In March 2008 over a thousand Sinhalese.........

Sri Lanka: Nearly 70 dead within three years in search for disappeared

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka have died while in protest demanding the government to reveal the fate of their loved ones who are victims of enforced disappearances, the UN heard. As revealed to the..........

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