A Growing Rights Crisis in Sri Lanka

The UNHRC must take strict action against the gross abuse of human rights by Sri Lanka Indian leaders have committed to supporting the rights of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka to “live with equity, equality, justice, peace and dignity”. In pledges to the United Nations, the Indian government has also vowed to uphold global human […]

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Sri Lanka ranked 94th most corrupt country in the world

The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) compiled by Transparency International was released yesterday (28). The report notes that persistent corruption is undermining health care systems and contributing to democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Denmark and New Zealand top the index as the least corrupt nations, with 88 points, whilst Syria, Somalia and South Sudan […]

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COVID-19 surge: triggers deadly prison riot.

At least eight inmates dead and 75 wounded after unrest broke out at high-security Mahara prison near Colombo over rising infections. Since last Sunday evening, Hundreds of police surrounded the Mahara prison just outside the capital Colombo as prison guards sought to end the unrest. Inmates fought with guards on Sunday and into the night […]

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Pope Francis and Donald trump, has condemned attacks in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence”.

Speaking in St Peter’s Square to hear his Easter Sunday message, he said: “I learned with sadness and pain of the news of the grave attacks, that precisely today, Easter, brought mourning and pain to churches and other places where people were gathered in Sri Lanka.” “I wish to express my affectionate closeness to the Christian community, […]

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Explosions in Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya and Colombo

Explosions were reported at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya,in Katana a short while ago, police said. Meanwhile, explosions were also reported at two five-star hotels in Fort. Police said another explosion was reported at a church in Batticaloa. Several casualties including foreign tourists have been reported. 104 Views

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