Press Release

Reprisals against HRDs in Sri Lanka: Civil Society Organisations accused by state broadcaster for their appeal to UNHRC

Mar 9th, 2014 | By

  Sri Lanka Briefing Note, Special Topic 8/2 – 10 March 2014 In its 8 PM prime time news bulletin on 06 March 2014 the state controlled Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation accused 24 Civil Society organisations in the country for issuing the JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY    As

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Mar 8th, 2014 | By

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka to be taken for vote at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is now in circulation.  It proposes an international monitoring of Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process and calls on the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office to do investigations on its own.  In addition,

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Press Statement issued by UNP – FEB 13, 2014

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

STATEMENT ISSUED BY UNITED NATIONAL PARTY  THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY NEED NOT PAY FOR THE ACTIONS OF A FEW POLITICIANS Sri Lanka is at a precipice and the Rajapaksa administration bears full responsibility for our country’s current plight. After years of insisting that the Sri Lankan government carryout a credible internal investigation into the

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An Important Friday Forum Press Release- Re: Authoritarianism or Democratic Governance?

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

The Friday Forum                                                                        2, Greenlands Avenue, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka E-Mail;                                                    Telephone; 0773634444   Fax; 2504181   PRESS RELEASE 27th January 2014. Authoritarianism or Democratic Governance? There has been, in recent times, public discussion in regard to whether our country is moving towards an authoritarianism that undermines democratic governance. The President, Ministers and government spokespersons have consistently denied this

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