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..................

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................

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.................

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)..........

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......................

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............

Tamil widow asks Northern Ireland police ombudsman to probe STF massacre

A Tamil widow who says ten relatives were massacred by Sri Lanka's police in 1986 has lodged a complaint with Northern Ireland's police ombudsman after links to the country's security forces emerged, the Irish Times reports......................

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