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Friday June 18th, 2021
Human Rights

Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

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SJB studying alternative to PTA amid "foreign policy failure" of EU resolution on Sri Lank...

The party said the EU resolution is yet another foreign policy failure of the Sri Lanka government.

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EU parliament adopts resolution on Sri Lanka; wants PTA repealed, GSP+ withdrawn

The EU expressed deep concern over  Sri Lanka's "alarming path towards the recurrence of grave human rights violations"

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Sri Lanka issues fresh guidelines for bailing suspects to reduce prison overcrowding

Almost all prisons in Sri Lanka are overcrowded making it impossible for the authorities to control an outbreak within.

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New online laws will threaten Media freedom says FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling on the Media Community to take concerted action to prevent the enactment of laws to regulate online posts war...

Migrant workers detained in Saudi Arabia: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau denies Amnes...

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment has denied reports that Saudi Arabia has arbitrarily detained 41 migrant workers in a deportation centre, a...

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Dinesh claims Global South sent important message over Sri Lanka resolution

The member countries of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from the Global South sent a message by voting against or ab...

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Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

A Resolution against Sri Lanka has passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka lost the vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council with 21 members voting for the Resolution calling for...

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Sri Lanka lobbying Muslim countries ahead of crucial Geneva vote

Sri Lanka has ramped up contacts with Islamic countries as the vote on the Resolution against the island nation at the U...

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Sri Lanka's "de-radicalisation" regulations draw strong criticism from HRW, ICJ

Sri Lanka’s new ‘de-radicalisation” regulations have drawn strong criticism from the Human Rights Watch and the In...

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Azath Salley arrested and detained under PTA and ICCPR – AG’s Dept.

Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley has been arrested on the orders of the Attorney General, the AG’s...

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Burka ban: No decision yet says Keheliya

Discussions are still underway about the decision to ban the wearing of the Burka and the Niqab in Sri Lanka, said Minis...

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Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms

Ten women, academics, professionals, activists and sportswomen were invited to speak for ten minutes at a March 8 event ...

Kshama Ranawana

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“Your ‘Sri Lankanness’ will not be reduced to one aspect of your identity.”

On March 8, International Women’s Day the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Freedom invited ten selected women to say w...

Sarah Kabir

7 min read

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Invitation for Myanmar: All BIMSTEC members have to be invited says Colambage

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has become the newest villain for Myanmarese fighting for democracy in...

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Hashtag Generation launches Reform Charter for Media Houses to bring gender equality.

A Media Gender Charter launched by Hashtag Generation in Collaboration with IREX identifies ethics and sets minimum stan...

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Women MPs want Select Committee to look into Gender Discrimination

The women Members of Parliament want a Select Committee to be appointed to look into gender equity and equality in the c...

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Peliyagoda Police assault: AG orders all Cops involved arrested

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has ordered the Police to arrest all the police officers allegedly involved in the as...

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The often futile quest for Justice in Sri Lanka affects all

Justice is central to the Christian faith and I hope that at least now, Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics can support each o...

Ruki Fernando

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Burial of Muslim victims of Covid 19: Iranativu island burial site can be contentious

The Sri Lanka government has chosen the troubled island of Iranativu off the Kilinochchi coast in the Gulf of Mannar as ...

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Sri Lanka hoping India will support it at the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Sri Lanka believes that India will stand with the right group and will support our country at the Human Rights Council, ...

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GL Slams UNHCR report on Sri Lanka

The report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding Sri Lanka has been submitted for the benef...

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UN condemns use of force by Myanmar on democracy activists

The United Nations and world leaders have strongly criticised the Military junta ruling Myanmar for using “lethal forc...

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Marikkar accuses officials of dragging their feet on the burial of Covid dead

The opposition is slamming officials for dragging their feet on the issue of burials for the remains of people who die o...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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