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Reports 2015

LST Submission to the Constitutional Reforms 2016

Confronting the Complexity of Loss: Perspectives of Truth, Memory & Justice in Sri Lanka by Gehan Gunatilleke

Where have all the Neighbours gone? Aluthgama Riots and its Aftermath: A Fact finding mission to Aluthgama, Dharga Town, Valipanna and Beruwala


Statements 2015

Unqualified immunity against law enforcement officials and the Protection of the Right to Peaceful Assembly

Death Penalty: from Moratorium towards complete Abolition?

The Death Penalty: Why it is not the Panacea for all Crime

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not?


Statements 2014

Media release: Say no to enforced or involuntary disappearance in Sri Lanka

International Day in support of victims of torture

Attacks in Aluthgama and Beruwala

Issuance of death certificates for the disappeared without an inquiry is a clear violation of international standards accepted by Sri Lanka.

Presidential commission to probe Disappearances – Jaffna Sittings

War census - Media Release -2013


Reports 2013

Gilded Cage in an Ocean Paradise: Sri Lankan Labour Migration to the Maldives (December 2013)

Reconciling Rights, Responsibilities and Disjunctures: An Assessment of Sri Lanka's Post-War Development Drive (November 2013)

The National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka: 'Marionette of the State'(October 2013)

"Growth with Inequality: The Political Economy of Neoliberalism in Sri Lanka" (August 2013)

Statements 2013

Land Issues in North and East and LLRC Recommendations (15 March 2013)

48 hour detention

Collective statement on anti-Muslim rhetoric & attacks

Statement on Rizana Nafeek's Execution)[English][Sinhala][Tamil]


'In Whose Interest?': Mega-Development Projects in Hambantota(September 2012)[English][Sinhala]

'Embedded in the State': The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (23 July 2012)

Joint Civil Society Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review -- Second Cycle (April 2012)


Statements 2012

ACDN Citizens Forums Proposals for Budget 2013 and After (17 October 2012)[English][Sinhala][Tamil]

LST statement condemning attack on Mannar Court House

Letter to Honorable Rauff Hakeem on Witness Protection Bill

Ensure Security of Fisher Leaders (26 March 2012)

Sri Lanka: Land-Grabbing and Development-Induced Displacement (22 February 2012)


Statements 2011

Response to the Letter sent to the President

Letter to National Human Rights Commission

Public Statement on Letter to the President

Threats, Harassments and Restrictions on Former Detainees and Their Families in Vanni, 11th May 2011


Counter-Terrorism, Democracy and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (20 July 2011)

Silent and Powerless: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in 2010 (August 2010)


Civil Society Report on Sri Lanka: Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Civil Society Report (September 2010)

Atrophy and Subversion: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in 2009 (August 2009)

An Act of Faith: The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement Ten Years On (March 2010)

Statements 2009

Joint Submission to Durban Review Conference on Racism, Racial Intolerance, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (April 2009)


"Window-Dressing? The National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (in 2008)" (August 2009)

NGO Report on the Re-Accreditation Review of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (23 February 2009)


'The Enemy Within': Human Rights Defenders in Sri Lanka (07 November 2008)


Seeking Justice in Sri Lanka: National and International Remedies for Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (July 2006)




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