Sri Lanka to legalise impunity for intelligence officials

The new government of Sri Lanka has approved plans to design laws aimed at granting immunity to members of its intelligence services who have been accused of grave human rights violations......

Sri Lanka's new government “unleashing a chilling process of repression”

Credible Information gathered by the International Truth and Justice Project – Sri Lanka (ITJP) and JDS reveals how the new government of Sri Lanka under a majority Sinhala hardliner has............

New Sri Lanka president declares pro Sinhala Buddhist policy

Sri Lanka’s newly elected executive president made it clear that his priority will be to serve the Sinhala Buddhist majority who were key to his victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the election with the massive backing of the.....

Top military ranks to Sri Lanka ex commanders “illegal and undemocratic”

Questions have been raised as to the legality of SL President’s decision to award military honours to to two wartime commanders including a suspect in a criminal case regarding the enforced......

Trade unions bid farewell to veteran unionist Poliyer Gunawardena

The final rites are due today (05) of veteran trade union leader Poliyer Gunawardena who passed away on Thursday (2) after providing a militant leadership for over three decades to  education.....

Sri Lanka: Buddhist mob violate court order with police backing

A Buddhist mob defied court by cremating the body of a Buddhist monk in an open field next to a Hindu place of worship in the north of Sri Lanka with the help of police. A Buddhist mob defied.....

Swiss legal debacle “triggered Sri Lanka's latest terrorists list”

Sri Lanka's most recent decision to declare a prominent international rights activist as a 'terrorist' may have been triggered by a landmark decision in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, last year...........

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