Day: 5 March 2018

Demo against vandalism of Hindu temples

A mass demonstration was held yesterday in protest against the attacks carried out on Hindu places of worship in various parts in the Northern Province. Several Hindu organizations, Hindu religious leaders and representatives of various temples had participated in the demonstration, carrying the Nanthi (Bull) flag, the symbol of Hinduism. Hundreds of Hindus chanted slogans …

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Sexual Violence – Namal Rajapaksa must teach his father Mahinda

Namal Rajapaksa attends Commonwealth conference on preventing sexual violence Sri Lankan parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was a controversial participant at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum in London this week, taking part in discussions around conflict resolution and preventing sexual violence despite his continued denial of human rights abuses committed by Sri Lankan troops. His attendance raised criticism …

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OMP and Enforced Disappearances Bill: Promise of justice for an invisible crime?

The Government moved to appoint commissioners to a permanent Office on Missing Persons this week, empowered to investigate and trace tens of thousands of cases of persons forcibly disappeared during two insurgencies and a 26 year civil war. The OMP mechanism and the Enforced Disappearances Bill that will criminalize the act of forcibly disappearing persons …

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