Sri Lanka’s misplaced COVID -19 response policy kills promising Tamil journalist

Pragas Gnanapragasam deserved to live longer. This young Tamil journalist became a victim of the military led and mismanaged vaccination mechanism in Sri Lanka and lost his life due to the deadly......

Intimidation of Tamil Journalists continues unabated in Sri Lanka

Exactly six months ago a scathing report from the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed its anguish about the situation in Sri Lanka and called for................

Sri Lanka police caught producing bogus documents to cover up torture

A police bid to cover up torture in detention in Sri Lanka was exposed when the victim – a journalist – cried foul in court. Freelance photojournalist and political activist Malika Abeykoon told court that police.........

Sri Lanka police detain tortured journalist for obtaining legal assistance

Police in Sri Lanka has detained a journalist who went to give a statement about his abduction and torture by a group of armed men. On 17 March, police officers of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) have................

Army overrule Police to restrict reporting by Tamil journalists during pandemic

Tamil journalists from the war-affected Mullaitivu district continue to come under pressure as their traveling is restricted by the Sri Lankan Military. Journalists residing in adjoining areas who were............

Rajapaksa regime step up crackdown on Tamil social media and journalists

Sri Lanka has increased its crackdown and intimidation of the Tamil media soon after the UN Human Rights Council voted to help investigate Sri Lanka on human rights abuses and gather further evidence..............

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist harassed by police twice in two days [UPDATED]

A journalist in eastern Sri Lanka in being continuously intimidated by police who has been visiting his house twice within two days, soon after the UN high commissioner released a damning report on Sri Lanka......

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