Trade unions slam police violence against George Floyd protest in Sri Lanka

Police in Sri Lanka drew heavy criticism for violence against a protest in Sri Lanka condemning the killing of George Floyd in the US. Peaceful protesters in the capital were outnumbered by police........

“Well known alleged torturer” in Sri Lanka’s top investigation body

An international rights watchdog has called to review foreign assistance to Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following the appointment of a “well known alleged torturer” as its........

Tamils defy military restrictions through to pay homage to war dead

War affected Tamil people in the North and East braved the restrictions imposed on them by the Sri Lankan security forces on their movements and paid homage to their near and dear who lost...........

Sri Lanka accused of racism and increased militarisation amidst pandemic

The Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka had instructed officers of the 2nd Military Intelligence Corps “to scrutinise all Right to Information Requests filed by citizens with public authorities seeking information.....

Latest Sri Lanka military promotions “reeks of brazen impunity”

Sri Lanka has been slammed for further entrenching impunity by awarding top positions to officers with a dubious track record. The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has released the service history of five....

Sri Lanka run by “collection of alleged war criminals and corrupt bureaucrats”

A collection of alleged perpetrators of war crimes and bureaucrats previously accused of corruption to run the country  have been chosen by the president of Sri Lanka to run the country, according.........

International concerns raised over Sri Lanka militarizing response to COVID19

Sri Lanka appointing an alleged war criminal in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic raises very serious human rights concerns, warns an international human rights watchdog. In its latest....

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