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The UN working group on arbitrary detention visited Sri Lanka in December, recording "numerous instances where those convicted under the prevention of terrorism had allegedly been subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats and even ill-treatment and torture to extract confessions". The Sri Lankan ...
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] criticized [press release] the government of Sri Lanka on Monday for not repealing its "Draconian" counterterrorism law. HRW accused the government of using the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) [text] to arbitrarily detain and torture suspects.

Colombo: Sri Lanka's government is still using draconian anti-terror laws that give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects despite promising to abolish them, Human Rights Watch said Monday (Jan 29). The Prevention of terrorism Act (PTA) allows the detention of suspects for long periods ...
Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul in which over 95 people were killed. The Foreign Ministry said that innocent civilians ... "Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul targeting innocent civilians and those under medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with all ...
Last week, the American Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis, declared a new era: "There has been a return of great power competition -- great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US security". In the new national defence strategy document China and Russia are singled out as ...
Promoting our security in the Indian Ocean, managing our difficult neighbourhood, dealing firmly with Pakistan on terrorism, revitalising our Act East policy, ... In the same month, in Sri Lanka, a 99 year old lease of a strategic port was granted to a Chinese company with direct links to the Communist regime.

( January 24, 2018, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) terrorism refers to the risk or actual encounter of violent acts designed to cause fear and ... Since terrorists select their targets with high flexibility, intensity and precision, international firms seek competitive advantage through the expansion of ...
"Victims of abuses who struggled for years seeking justice finally had a moment of hope two years ago when Sri Lanka pledged to the UN to take action," said ... The government's pledge to repeal the Prevention of terrorism Act (PTA), which was used both during and after the civil war to detain terrorism ...
The COAS highlighted that after having cleared the troubled areas from terrorists of all hues and colours, the Pakistani military was now going after their ... "Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat the menace of terrorism," he was quoted as saying ...
On January 11, 2018 the Financial Intelligence Unit at the central bank of Sri Lanka published Guidelines on money laundering & terrorist Financing Risk Management for Financial institutions, No. 01 of 2018. The guidelines will come into force with immediate effect and should be read together with the ...
Jan 04, Colombo: Thirteen supporters of Sri Lanka's now defunct terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in Switzerland will stand trial before the Swiss ... That does not make Tamils supporters of terrorism," says Kuruparan Kurusamy, former president of the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils.
The Sri Lanka army identified the contingent as part of a Combat Convoy Company (CCC). Sri Lankan Military has ... Thus UN peacekeeping missions are now reliant on tactical assets that could bolster its capabilities in areas such as counter terrorism and counter insurgency. The big break came with UN ...
Now we know why UN Officials are behaving as they are in Sri Lanka. UN is today an emperor without clothes. LTTE is a designated terrorist organization remaining banned in 32 countries. It is unlikely that the UN delegates were mandated to ONLY visit LTTE for Article 55c of the United Nation's Charter ...
The European Parliament has confirmed that Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Trinidad and Tobago were on the European Commission's blacklist of countries at ... in the European Commission's list of non-EU countries considered to have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and terrorism financing ...
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Plantations, Navin Dissanayake defending the senior Sri Lanka army officer accused of making an intimidating gesture towards diaspora Tamils in UK slammed the two British MPs, who called for the expulsion of the officer, for supporting a terrorist organization.
Sri Lanka army said there will be no disciplinary action against Brigadier Fernando with regard to this alleged incident. "We strongly urge you not ... in UK since March 2001. terrorism Act 2000 of UK identifies the LTTE as a terrorist group fighting for a separate Tamil state in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
terrorism remains the most important issue for leaders to solve, according to results from the 2018 Best Countries survey and rankings. ... In contrast, there are places with a history of high terrorist activity such as Sri Lanka where the topic in academia is still very much theoretical, Abhayaratne says.

Following Sri Lanka's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held at the .... the Prevention of terrorism Act and replace it with international best ...
He cannot deny the fact of fund raising for the terrorists as the ... will take the Tamil question in Sri Lanka to a Parliamentary Select Committee, ...
Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack in Egypt ... the international community to join hands to find effective ways and means to combat terrorism in ...
Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka sign MoU on terrorist financing ... at a counter-terrorism conference in Argentina, the Trinidad & Tobago ...
Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka have signed a counter terrorism deal, ... deaths of five of its citizens in Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York.
The United Nations has said Sri Lanka's current terrorism legislation allows the torture of detainees. Sri Lanka originally lost the EU concession ...
An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down ...
Sri Lanka's cricket squad was on its first visit to the country since its bus was attacked by gunmen near the same stadium in 2009. Six police ...
Sri Lanka has a myriad of destinations to experience amid ... The present day temple stands restored after it came under terrorist attacks some ...
ISIS propagandist says they have doctors from Sri Lanka too serving at their ... video calling upon medical professionals to join the terrorist group. ... "We have doctors from Australia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia... and that's the few to be ...
... Sri Lanka, Norway and the LTTE signed in Feb 2002, Rajapaksa said such attempts were aimed at depriving Sri Lanka victory over terrorism.
Kapugedera and Lakmal were in the team bus when terrorists ... going," Sri Lanka's Cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha was quoted as saying ...
( October 21, 2017, Islamabad, Sri Lanka Guardian) He became a tool in the hands of ... that we would not shower any kindness on any terrorist.
Sri Lanka Cricket has made it clear that players unwilling to travel to ... terrorist attack when they toured Pakistan in 2009, Sri Lanka Cricket has ...
The fifth India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise "Mitra Shakti 2017" focusing ... The exercise is based on Counter terrorist Operations and an infantry ... India and Sri Lanka understand the emerging threat of terrorism and stand ...
India-Sri Lanka training exercise on counter-terrorism begins ... "The exercise is based on counter-terrorist operations and an infantry company ...
About 70 percent of Sri Lanka's population is Buddhist, while only 9 ... that project the idea that Muslims are terrorists," Michael Kugelman, ...
... release of those held under the Prevention of terrorism Act (PTA). ... It can be justifiably stated that if Sri Lanka's national question had been ...
The attack, in which six police officers and two civilians were killed and six Sri Lanka players injured, meant Pakistan became a virtual no-go ...
... any property supposedly used by terrorists and to be appropriated by the state. ... It appeared as if a Tamil terrorist suspect was, firstly, not a citizen of this ... Mind in Sri Lanka: Responding to the Protection of Minority Rights, was ... of civil turmoil under an emergency law regime in dealing with terrorism.
For all I knew, the waiter who brought us our eggs Benedict at breakfast was once internationally defined as a terrorist with the Tigers' ...
After a decline earlier this year, global terrorism is on the rise, and ... from Afghanistan and Pakistan plus Sri Lanka to India and Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka are set join the Day-Night Test bandwagon with one of their two ... Sri Lankan players were attacked in 2009 by a terrorist group in ...
The ITJC has tried its best to keep the pot boiling in Sri Lanka. ... who are bitter about the annihilation of Tamil Tiger terrorists in this country. ... have lived without a single major incident of terrorism since the end of the war.
Global Islamic terrorism has reached Burma after devastating Afghanistan, Iraq, ... They will carry out terrorist acts with vengeance in Sri Lanka.
"With first-hand experience in defeating terrorism and being in possession of a ... in the contemporary setting, the Sri Lanka army earnestly aspires to ... in 2009 after wiping out one of the most ruthless terrorist organizations in the world. ... The unfortunate reality is that violence spurred by terrorism has gone ...
( August 27, 2017, Yangon, Sri Lanka Guardian) Myanmar government has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes ...
... India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Press Trust India (PTI) reported. ... recruiter in India for the Foreign terrorist Organisation and Specially ...
... would be touring Pakistan next month, which would be followed by Sri Lanka "playing ... Or is it a parallel dimension that we are creating where terrorism and ... If not, this coexistence between cricket and terrorism, is neither ...
"Most people in Sri Lanka don't think about global domination," says Sanjiva Weerawarana, the Founder, CEO and Chief Architect of WSO2.
New Sri Lanka navy Commander Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah ... Is a Counter terrorism Fellow (CTF) of the National Defence University, Washington DC. USA. Awarded ... A specialist in counter terrorist and littoral warfare.
The Ministry of Foreign affairs today condemned the suspected terrorist attack in Barcelona and Spain which killed 13 people and injured 100 ...
The Ministry of Foreign affairs today condemned suspected terrorist attack in ... extended condolences to those affected on behalf of Sri Lanka.


 

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