Sri Lanka appoints former commander as diplomat once more

Continuing the practice of handing over top posts to former military top brass who had command responsibility during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war, a retired army commander had been once again posted to head a................

UN told of Sri Lanka military operating "rape camps"

"A senior officer came into the room and was asked to take his pick, like we were meat in a meat market.  He looked around and chose me.  He took me to another room and raped me." Shocking details of the Sri Lanka military holding.....

UN report exposes Sri Lanka’s structural inability to deliver justice

The much-awaited report of the UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, says there is still a “culture of torture” in Sri Lanka. The report was made public on Wednesday (25) and should now be now considered by the European Parliament..........

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..........

Sri Lanka urged to sack three from witness protection body

An international human rights watchdog has called upon the Sri Lankan government to remove three of its officers from its first ever witness protection body. At least one alleged perpetrator of torture named in a UN report has...........

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......

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)............

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