Abuses continue 8 years after Sri Lanka’s conflict- rights groups ‎

Posted May 19, 2017 8:27 am by Editor

As Sri Lanka marked the 8th anniversary of the end of its civil war on Thursday, an international human rights group criticized the government’s latest anti-terrorism bill saying rights abuse could continue under it. Sri Lanka’s Cabinet approved the third draft of the Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) on May 3, 2017, but no parliamentary vote has been set.  Human Rights Watch said that the bill falls far short of the government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015 to end abusive detention without charge.  While the bill improves upon the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), it

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