Victims demand answers on OMP as rights activist focuses on Sisira Mendis

Families of the disappeared from Sri Lanka’s Kilinochchi District accused the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for celebrating World Human Rights Day while ignoring the plight of missing persons. In a petition......

UN alarmed to see Sri Lanka Spy Chief at key anti-torture meeting

Sri Lanka came under heavy UN criticism for delegating an official who commanded notorious torture sites to discuss the country’s human rights record with the top global body tasked with preventing torture.The United Nations Committee..........

UK asylum policy comes under fire for ‘demanding the impossible’ from victims

Britain has come under heavy criticism from a top human rights organisation for turning down torture victim claims for protection even when presented with credible medical evidence, while the country's judiciary................

Sri Lanka confirms existence of illegal torture cells

In a damning report to the UN, Sri Lanka's top human rights body has confirmed that the country's police force maintain secret detention centers as exposed by local and international rights activists. The much feared Terrorist.............

Challenge for Sri Lanka exports following UN torture review

Sri Lanka is faced with the risk of losing much needed trade concessions from Europe if the country fails to provide credible answers to questions raised by the UN about torture in detention. The UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT)............

Anti terror laws used to arrest Tamils engaging in political activity

Sri Lanka police is using draconian anti terror laws to arrest youth involved in political activities and others suspected of petty crimes, creating a climate of fear in the Tamil majority north, says a Jaffna based think tank. In a report released........

University dons urge Sri Lanka to dismantle all surveillance teams

Shocked by the wanton killing of two undergraduates by Sri Lanka police in the northern town of Jaffna, a group of university teachers around the country have called upon the government to dismantle all surveillance teams established during............

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