Dead end in Trinco-5 case?

Dead end in Trinco-5 case?
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Photo Courtesy - Sunday Observer The dismissal of 13 security forces personnel by the Trincomalee magistrate, could mark the end of the road in terms of achieving justice for the five young boys brutally slain...
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Broken shield and weapon of choice
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In the 12 years since its enactment, not a single person who has incited violence against a minority group in Sri Lanka has been convicted under the Act; this is despite four major incidents of mob violence against the Muslim...
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Abuse of ICCPR Act has ‘chilling effect’ on fundamental freedoms
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Image Courtesy - Sunday Observer Legal experts point out that the ICCPR Act under which a fiction writer and a Muslim woman wearing a kaftan featuring the helm of a ship were recently arrested, has...
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Reactions to the presidential pardon of Sri Lankan rightwing religious leader
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Taken from - GlobalVoices Image Courtesy - GlobalVoices This post originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content sharing agreement with Global Voices. The photos,...
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How a legal blind spot could have kept Sri Lanka from arresting returning ISIS members
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Taken from - The Washington Post Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Sky News on Thursday that the Sri Lankan government had known that Sri Lankan nationals who had joined the Islamic State had returned to the country —...
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Sri Lanka Terror Brings National Security and Fear of Safety to Fore
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Taken from - sputniknews Image Courtesy - Reuters The Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of at least 290 people and left over 500 people injured. The bombings targeted three churches and four luxury hotels. Security...
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Arrest of writer Sathkumara sparks debate on freedom of expression
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Taken from - DailyMirror Photo Courtesy - DailyMirror On April 1, award-winning author and poet Shakthika Sathkumara was arrested and remanded on contrived charges of inciting religious hatred, a move that has been decried by artists, academics and free-speech advocates...
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30 / 1 යෝජනාවලිය – වසර හතරක් ගතවී ඇතත් සම්පූර්ණ කර තිබෙන්නේ පොරොන්දු 36න් 6ක් පමණකි.
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2015 වසරේ දී එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයට ඉදිරිපත් වූ 30-1 යෝජනාවලියට සම අනුග‍්‍රහකත්වය දැක්වූ ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව ඒ හරහා මානව හිමිකම්, වගවීම සහ සංහිදියාව යන අංශයන් ආවරණය කරමින් පියවර රැසක් කි‍්‍රයාත්මක කිරීමට කැපවන බවට සහතික විය. පසුගිය 20 වැනිදා, ජගත්...
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Sri Lanka made ‘poor progress’ in rights resolution observes local think-tank
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Taken from TheWeek Colombo, Mar 20 (PTI) Sri Lanka has made "poor progress" by implementing only 6 of the 36 commitments it made as part a UNHRC resolution adopted in 2015 to address human rights concerns, a local think tank...
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UNHRC Resolution, Guided by India, to Give Breather to Sri Lankan Government
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Taken from TheWire Photo Courtesy - Reuters The Geneva-based body will adopt a new resolution that will give time till 2021 for the Sri Lankan government to fully implement commitments it made four years ago on transitional justice and accountability....
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