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January 29, 2018 12:26 pm gmt |
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Human Rights watch said in report released today that, the Sri Lankan Government has failed to fulfill its pledge to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitatin...
In Srilanka
January 19, 2018 9:11 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. In the 643-page World Report, its 28th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in...
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January 4, 2018 9:17 am gmt |
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Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Deepika Udagama says existing Prevention of Terrorism act that paves the way for grave human rights violations and everybody gets hurt by the law. She made these remarks whilst addressing a press conference at Human Rights Commission Head office in Colombo this morning....
In Srilanka
December 16, 2017 5:59 am gmt |
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A delegation from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urged the Sri Lankan Government to ban the Prevention Terrorism Act immediately and asking Sri Lanka to repeal the draconian law They expressed their expectation to introduce an internationally acceptable law, while addressing ...
In Jaffna
November 14, 2017 6:57 am gmt |
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A mass parade, demanding the release of Tamil Political prisoners who remanded under the PTA, and to take action on their requests, started a short while ago. It has started in front of the University and is moving towards the UN office, Jaffna, the sources said. Recently the Jaffna University studen...
In Srilanka
November 11, 2017 6:29 am gmt |
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The alleged war crime in Sri Lanka will be discussed in the International Season Review Meeting of the Human Rights Council, which will begin on 15th of April. It is also reported that the disappearance and the prevention of terrorism act will be discussed, in the session. The Human Rights report giv...
In Jaffna
November 8, 2017 10:38 am gmt |
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The University Student Union of Jaffna University stated that the Tamil People and the Tamil political parties should move on with responsibilities in Tamil political prisoners’ issue. Addressing to the media brief regarding the present activities of Jaffna University, the Chairman of the Student Uni...
In Jaffna
November 4, 2017 6:21 am gmt |
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The Representatives of the Northern Province and the Jaffna University student union, visits Anuradhapura today, to meet the prisoners who are conducting the hunger strike into the prison. The motive of the visit is to demand the prisoners to abandon the hunger strike, the sources said. The visit was...
In Srilanka
October 19, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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The discussion between the President Maithiripala Sirisena and the representative of the University Student Union of Jaffna University will be held at the Presidential secretariat, Today (19 Sep). The governor of Northern Province arranged for the meeting, after the students’ request to him to organi...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will move an adjournment motion seeking the immediate release of those held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Opposition and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, who is expected to move the motion, said Sri Lanka had accepted both domestically and internationally tha...
In Srilanka
February 21, 2016 5:54 am gmt |
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The release of Tamil prisoners in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) hit a snag as the prisoners refused to accept the flexible terms of parole the government has offered, Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan said. The government offere...
In Srilanka
January 29, 2016 10:46 am gmt |
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The present Sri Lanka government, which initiated a “new, more open dialogue” with the international community during 2015, however took “no significant measures” to end “impunity for security force abuse”, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s annual report. The report, which cover...
In Srilanka
January 28, 2016 10:30 am gmt |
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3 Tamil political prisoners who were charged under PTA were released yesterday by Colombo Magistrate Court. 21 prisoners who were detained under PTA and 39 who were charged and already granted bail were produced in the court yesterday before Additional Judge, Aruni Attigala. The TID submitted the rep...
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January 6, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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President Maithiripala Sirisena has stated in an interview given to an Indian media, that the Tamil political prisoners will not be given a common amnesty, adding that no prisoners can be named as ‘Political Prisoners’ in Sri Lanka. “There is a demand for the abolition of the PTA , but it should also...
In Srilanka
December 5, 2015 4:16 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday accused the government of “hastily” releasing “hard core terrorists” without regard to the nation’s security due to political pressure from certain interested quarters. The Kurunegala District UPFA MP was delivering a speech in Parliament for the first tim...
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November 25, 2015 4:16 am gmt |
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Former Foreign Minister GL Peiris has accused that according to the reports of the UN Committee Sri Lanka government is in full swing to arrest twenty intelligence officers under the PTA. He has also raised question over the permission granted by the government to the UN committee to witness the Trin...