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The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

On 23rd March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) adopted Resolution 46/1 with 22 countries ...
Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

On 1 April 2020, Sri Lanka’s police announced that it would arrest those who disseminate false or disparaging ...
Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Recognises Custodial Death as a Violation of the Right to Life

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Recognises Custodial Death as a Violation of the Right to Life

In the landmark judgement of Rathnayake Tharanga Lakmali v Niroshan Abeykoon, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka held ...
Speech and Spies: Why Sri Lanka’s New Counterterrorism Law is a Terrible Idea

Speech and Spies: Why Sri Lanka’s New Counterterrorism Law is a Terrible Idea

A year ago, Sri Lanka promised the world that it would repeal its current Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). In a ...
The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a historic moment. Following a long struggle spanning over a decade, a Bill on the ...
Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

In June 2014, an altercation between a Buddhist monk and two Muslims resulted in a public rally in Aluthgama—a ...
Sri Lanka’s Second Chance to Achieve Lasting Peace

Sri Lanka’s Second Chance to Achieve Lasting Peace

History has given Sri Lanka a second chance. In 2009, as the conflict drew to its traumatic close, there was a ...

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