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Sri Lanka Tamils tortured Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report

As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project

Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency

The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13

COVID-19 in Sri Lanka Public gatherings banned in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 resurgence

Health experts have warned that if the present trend continues, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka could increase to 6,000 per day by mid-September

Families of disappeared persons demonstrate in Sri Lanka’s Mullaitivu

Hundreds of Tamil families have been protesting in northern Mullaitivu for four years, demanding justice and campaigning to trace down the whereabouts of their family members

Sri Lanka’s human rights record comes under the scanner at UN Human Rights council

A resolution proposing scrutiny of the human rights violation in the country and for accountability of past violations will be voted on at the UN Human Rights Council in March

Bulldozed Mullivaikkal massacre memorial at Jaffna University to be rebuilt after protests

The memorial was dedicated to the thousands of Tamils who lost their lives in the final phase of the civil war. After attracting widespread protests and international condemnation, the VC agreed to rebuild the monument, pending approval from concerned authorities

Tea workers Sri Lanka Sri Lankan tea estate workers agitate for better pay

Tea estate workers have demanded an increase in their daily wages to a minimum of LKR 1,000 (USD 5.42). They have also complained about plantation owners imposing productivity demands and wage cuts

Families of disappeared persons protest in Sri Lanka Families of disappeared persons hold protest rallies in Sri Lanka

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, hundreds of Tamil families carried out protest rallies in Jaffna and Batticaloa in Sri Lanka, calling for justice for their missing kin

SRI LANKA-ELECTIONS It’s advantage Rajapaksa brothers as counting begins in Sri Lanka parliamentary polls

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s older brother, 74-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa is predicted to lead his party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to victory in the elections. The results will be announced late on Thursday

Sri Lanka harassment of journalists Rights groups condemn harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka 

Rights groups are rallying in solidarity with journalists being persecuted for exposing wrongs committed by the Sri Lankan government 

Sri Lanka COVID migrant workers In Sri Lanka, union intervention rescues stranded migrant workers

Thousands of migrant Sri Lankan workers and casual employees were stranded in boarding houses after the government imposed a curfew. They are being sent home through the intervention of the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union

Sri Lanka prison deaths Amid rising Coronavirus cases, prisoners in Sri Lanka face repression by authorities

Two prisoners were killed in the Anuradhapura prison in Sri Lanka by the security forces on March 21, Saturday, when inmates were protesting against the prison authorities’ response towards the threat of a Coronavirus outbreak

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