Sri Lanka human rights
May 05, 2023
Sri Lanka’s New Anti-terrorism Law is Old Wine in New Bottle
By J. S. Tissainayagam
If torture is to be eradicated in Sri Lanka the institutions of the magistrate and police need to be reformed.
February 02, 2023
Why Sri Lanka’s Headline Grabbing Protests Failed
By Thusiyan Nandakumar
Yes, Sri Lankans drove President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office – but did they accomplish any lasting change?
April 20, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Protests Transcend Ethnic, Religious Divisions
By Tasnim Nazeer
The united voices of the people must be heard: “Gota Must Go.”
August 01, 2021
The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline
By Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
COVID-19, an economic crisis, and a majoritarian dynasty at the helm: Sri Lanka’s future hangs in the balance.
January 28, 2021
New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka
By Associated Press
The U.N.'s human rights chief says it is "time for international action to ensure justice for international crimes."
June 11, 2020
Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest
By Kalani Kumarasinghe
A protest against police brutality in the U.S. is met with police brutality in Colombo.
February 05, 2020
The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka
An interview with activist Ruki Fernando on Gotabaya’s presidency.
May 17, 2019
A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
By Anjali Manivannan
May 18 is an important reminder that while the country’s armed conflict may have ended, the search for elusive justice continues.
October 11, 2018
The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
By Mario Arulthas
Sri Lankan governments have proven unwilling to acknowledge, let alone address, the root cause of conflict on the island.
September 19, 2018
Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces
By Ana Pararajasingham
A new report documents the widespread use of sexual torture on male Tamil detainees.
August 10, 2016
Why Sri Lanka Doesn't Trust the UN
By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Popular opinion in Sri Lanka views the UN's human rights efforts as a form of neocolonialism.
December 14, 2015
Another High-Level US Visit to Sri Lanka This Week
By Taylor Dibbert
In light of another visit by senior U.S. government officials, Colombo should clarify a few transitional justice issues.
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