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....

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.....

Muslim countries strongly condemn Sri Lanka’s draconian laws and HR violations

Sri Lanka continues to come under intense international condemnation for its draconian laws and gross human rights violation in spite of a resolution being passed against it in the UN Human Rights......

‘Remove the name board or face PTA wrath’- terror police threaten council chair

Even the colour of a dress and a name board has become the eyesore of the Rajapaksa regime in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Police has now threatened to slap the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) on a local council chairman in the............

Sri Lanka: Young man whisked away in white van and killed in custody

Police in Sri Lanka have shot dead a twenty-five-year-old man while in custody, condemned by the country’s prisoner rights activists as an extra-judicial killing. Mabulage Dinith Melon Mabula who was........

Sri Lanka courts join hands with police to make Muslim poet an ‘ISIS extremist’

A court in Sri Lanka has allowed terror police to continue with the imprisonment of a Muslim poet who has been denied a hearing until he agrees to confess of being an 'ISIS activist'. The Colombo magistrate.......

Sri Lanka: Land grab designed to break up traditional Tamil land, says new report

Ongoing land grabbing by government institutions including the military in Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority north and east is aimed at changing demographics and deny Tamil communities access to their.....

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