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....

Killer Sri Lanka army officer convicted for massacre of Tamils walks free

Sri Lanka releasing an army officer in the death row for the murder of Tamil civilians including a five-year-old child has drawn international condemnation. UN top rights body slammed..............

President warned of COVID 19 unrest days before deadly prison shooting

Sri Lanka’s President failed to heed a written warning that he should act to prevent panic over the COVID 19 virus in a high security prison where two inmates were shot dead in a riot triggered..........

Swiss urged to refuse accreditation for alleged death squad member

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) and the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has requested Switzerland to deny accreditation to the newly appointed ambassador designate.........

Four months old baby in Sri Lanka police wanted list

Police in Sri Lanka have made history in issuing mug shots of children including a four month old baby boy on a wanted list. Journalists and media outlets readily published those photographs of the.....

Police mislead parliament to whitewash criminal record of Geneva envoy

Police in Sri Lanka have misled the parliament body probing the eligibility of individuals appointed to positions of authority by providing false information about the Ambassador named as.........

Sri Lanka president’s commission slammed for “blatant interference” in judiciary

A commission of inquiry issuing directives halting court proceedings against officers including the country’s top navy commander accused of grave human rights violations, has come under heavy.......

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