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Court Petitions challenge pardoning of Gnanasara

Two petitions asking for a review of the Presidential Pardon of Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero are before the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.


Sad and angry youth leaders call for justice

They mourned the dead, and they called for justice for the victims.


Activist asks HRC to inquire into Police lapses in Easter attacks

A Human Rights activist is asking the Human Rights Council of Sri Lanka to inquire as to why the Police has not conducted an inquiry into its lapses over the Easter Sunday attacks.


Chandrika gets top award

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge will receive this year’s Common Ground Award given by the United Kingdom and Search for Common Ground.


Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka to halt Pakistani refugee returns

Amnesty International is urging Sri Lanka not to forcibly return asylum-seekers to their home countries, calling it a ‘violation of international law.’


Petitions challenge Emergency

Two Fundamental Rights petitions challenging some aspects of the Emergency Regulations promulgated by President Maithripala Sirisena after the Easter Sunday attacks were filed before the Supreme Court today.


Supreme Court to examine IGP Pujith’s petition

The Supreme Court will on June 24 hear the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera against him being sent on Compulsory Leave.


Abaya-wearing women staff not allowed to work in Kandy girls’ school

Teachers and parents of a leading girls' school in Kandy are not allowing staff wearing Abayas to enter the premises after the Easter Sunday attacks.


Police failed to prevent violence – HRCSL

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is saying that the police failed to take ‘preventive measures’ to stop communal violence in the North-Western Province


Sri Lanka must ensure safety of refugees and asylum seekers – Amnesty

Amnesty International is urging Sri Lanka to provide adequate security to the refugees and asylum seekers who became homeless after the Easter attacks massacre.


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