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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.


Security checks must be culturally sensitive – HRC

The Human Rights Commission is urging the Ministry of Education to issue a clear set of guidelines for face coverings that are permissible in schools. Dr. Deepika Udagama the HRC Chair in a letter to Education Ministry Secretary Nihal Ranasinghe says such guidelines will prevent incidents where some persons were not allowed into school premises […]


Lack of facilities adding to stranded refugees’ woes

kistani refugees stranded in the Negombo police station are facing difficulties due to lack of toilet and sanitary facilities.


Over 800 refugees stranded – activists

Over 800 refugees have been left stranded following a tense situation in Negombo earlier this week, in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.


Methodists call for silent protest over Anuradhapura incident

The Methodist Church is calling for a silent protest over attacks on its church in Anuradhapura


Consular access sought for detained SL immigrants in Turkey

Efforts are underway to provide consular access to any Sri Lankans verified to be among the 558 undocumented immigrants detained in Turkey last Friday (12), Foreign Ministry sources told RepublicNext today.


Free Media Movement to boycott Presidential Media Awards

The Free Media Movement (FMM) has announced a boycott of this year's Presidential Media Awards citing a lack of progress in investigating crimes against journalists.


Office for Reparations – commissioners appointed

Six months after the Office for Reparations bill was passed in Parliament, five commissioners were appointed yesterday for the long-awaited independent body.


President orders quick release of NE lands

President Maithripala Sirisena is claiming that the release of military acquired lands in the North and East has quickened


Landmark Supreme Court decision will change environmental litigation

The Supreme Court has ordered the payment of compensation of Rs. 20 million to residents whose wells were polluted.


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