Death in Sri Lanka’s Police custody: Tamil Youth’s body to be exhumed

The body of a young Tamil who was allegedly beaten to death while in Sri Lankan police custody is to be exhumed for a second autopsy. In ordering the exhumation, a court in Eastern Sri...........

Second death in Sri Lankan police custody within three days

A 42 year old father of two has become the latest victim to die in Sri Lanka’s police custody. Family members of the victim are convinced that their loved one was beaten to death. Police claim that he...............

Sri Lanka death in detention: family rejects official version

The family of the Tamil youth, Chandran Vithushan, who died while in police custody have rejected the autopsy report. Speaking to local media amidst a sombre atmosphere the family raised many.........

Over a dozen human rights groups demand release of detained poet Ahnaf Jazeem

International pressure is mounting on Sri Lanka to release Ahnaf Jazeem - a teacher and poet who has been kept in detention for a year under the notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for publishing....

Sri Lanka Police use 'quarantine law' to block daily rituals in Hindu Kovil

Sri Lanka Police shut a Hindu temple and blocked its' daily rituals and arrested the priests in the war-affected Mullaitivu district on charges of violating Covid-19 restrictions. Two priests and a trustee of the...

Tamil youth dies in overnight Police custody in Eastern Sri Lanka

In yet another shocking incident of police brutality and custodial death, a Tamil youth arrested on drug related offences had died by in Police detention. His family says that the young man was.........

Stop Sri Lanka’s candidate getting elected to top UN legal body

JDS joins hands with the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in a global appeal calling to stop Sri Lanka’s chief justice during the first Rajapaksa regime getting elected to a top UN body entrusted.....

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