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 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 slammed for giving spy boss one more year

Sri Lanka has come under heavy criticism for showing “utter disdain for victims of torture and the UN system” by extending the tenure of its head spy for another year. Slamming the government decision to keep Sisira Mendis............

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

UN confirms ongoing torture under Sri Lanka present government (Video)

In a damning statement against Sri Lanka, UN has confirmed that torture continues under the present Sri Lanka government while a human rights organisation documenting violations  has published a new report detailing graphic.............

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