Letter to President Sirisena Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka

untitledLetter to President Sirisena Re. Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka [ HRW ]

Congratulations on your recent election success. Your coalition government now has an historic opportunity and responsibility to address major human rights issues that have been ignored or exacerbated by previous administrations. We look forward to your leading efforts to address past and ongoing human rights violations in the country and re-establish Sri Lanka as a rights-respecting democracy.[ full story |


Sri Lanka: Press Ahead on Rights Reforms[ HRW ][ Feb 28 14:51 GMT ]

Sri Lanka’s new government should advance a reform agenda to address past and ongoing human rights problems in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena. The government has already undertaken important new initiatives, such as reviewing cases of detainees under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, lifting restrictions on media reporting, ending Internet censorship, and removing nongovernmental organizations from Defense Ministry oversight. [ full story |