Monthly Archives: June 2020

Border and maritime security vulnerable

Border and maritime security vulnerable

The Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 was released on 24 June 2020. The report covers developments in countries in which acts of terrorism occurred, countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, and countries determined by the Secretary of State to be of particular interest in …

HRW calls for probe

HRW calls for probe

The Sri Lankan authorities have ordered an investigation into a former commander of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after he publicly boasted about killing several thousand Sri Lankan soldiers during the country’s civil war, which ended in 2009. He killed more soldiers, …

We don’t know how one could fix a match

We don’t know how one could fix a match

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has hit back at Mahindananda Aluthgamage, the ex-Sri Lanka Sports Minister, who served between 2010 and 2015, and accused the national team for ‘selling’ the 2011 World Cup final against India. Two days after Aluthgamage had said the World …

Comprehensive security sector reform yet to take place?

Comprehensive security sector reform yet to take place?

A report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, to the Forty-fourth session UN Human Rights Council to be held from 15 June–3 July 2020, following his visit to Sri Lanka from 18 …

Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

The US Department of State 2019, annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and …