Die neuesten Pressemeldungen zu Sri Lanka

05. März 2021

Beitrag veröffentlicht bei Spiegel: Kriegsverbrechen im Paradies

04. März 2021

Why the UN Human Rights Council Must Adopt a Strong Resolution on Sri Lanka by Jim McDonald, Sri Lanka Country Specialist, Amnesty International USA

28. Februar 2021

Beitrag veröffentlicht in der Süddeutschen Zeitung: Wider das Vergessen

28. Februar 2021

Sri Lanka: Hochrangige Regierungsvertreter in Kriegsverbrechen verwickelt | Deutschland soll sich im Menschenrechtsrat für starke Resolution einsetzen (Kommentar von Wenzel Michalski, Human Rights Watch)

28. Februar 2021

The joint INGO oral statement urged the Council to hold Sri Lanka accountable to its obligations under international law. Given the Sri Lankan government’s announcement that it will not continue to engage with the clear framework agreed through resolution 30/1; the failure of past domestic reconciliation and accountability mechanisms; and the ongoing compromise of the rule of law as pointed out by the High Commissioner yesterday, we call on the Council to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka.

24. Februar 2021

Beitrag veröffentlicht in der Tagesschau: Menschenrechte in Sri Lanka – “Jeder kleine Fortschritt zurückgedreht”

17. Februar 2021

The Sri Lankan Government has launched a renewed crackdown on dissent that is severely curtailing civil society freedom and obstructing efforts to deliver justice for conflict-era crimes under international law, said Amnesty International, in a new report published today. The report, Old ghosts in new garb: Sri Lanka’s return to fear, exposes how the Sri Lankan government has targeted human rights organisations, media, lawyers, political opponents, and law enforcement officers in a concerted bid to suppress opposing voices and hamper the transitional justice process for crimes committed during the country’s 30-year armed conflict.

05. Februar 2021

Sri Lanka: Experts dismayed by regressive steps, call for renewed UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability

01. Februar 2021

Sri Lanka’s government is aggressively attacking efforts to hold officials to account for past grave abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

27. Januar 2021

Sri Lanka: Damning UN report stresses need for urgent international action on accountability Amnesty International

20. Januar 2021

Amnesty International submitted this document in response to the call for inputs issued by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence to inform his follow-up report on recommendations issued by the mandate when visiting Sri Lanka in October 2017.

19. Oktober 2020

Amnesty International USA addressed a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ahead of his Oct. 27 visit to Sri Lanka urging him to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to reverse some of their recent actions which undermine human rights and take steps to address impunity.

29. Juli 2020

The Sri Lankan government should end the targeted arrests, intimidation and threats against the lives and physical security of lawyers, activists, human rights defenders and journalists, 10 inter-national human rights organizations said today. A campaign of fear has intensified since the 2019 presidential election, and has cast a shadow over the 2020 parliamentary election Amnesty International

11. April 2020

Activists urge election commission to fix poll date with public safety in mind economynext

26. März 2020

Justice reversed for victims of the Mirusuviol massacre, Sri Lanka Amnesty International

06. März 2020

International Women’s Day 2020: Why the fight must continue … Amnesty International

05. März 2020

President: Geneva Resolution Challenges the National Independence Government Sri Lanka

03. März 2020

Sri Lanka: Security Agencies Shutting Down Civic Space HRW

01. März 2020

On Withdrawal from Resolution 30/1 Colombo Telegraph

27. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka: Withdrawal from UN commitments requires robust response by Human Rights Council Amnesty International

UN rights chief responds to Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from resolution adaderana

23. Februar 2020

General elections on April 25, dissolution on March 2 Sunday Times

19. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka Government confirms withdrawal from UNHRC consensus resolutions Colombo Page

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights UN

18. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka decides to withdraw from UN consensus resolutions Colombo Page

16. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka: Families of “Disappeared” Threatened HRW

15. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka strongly objects to U.S. banning entry for Army Chief and his immediate family Colombo Page

U.S. Bars Sri Lankan Army Chief Accused of War Crimes New York Times

Sri Lanka: Fulfill the demands of the families of the disappeared Amnesty International

11. Februar 2020

Gota’s Goons Ramp Up Crackdown On “Disloyal Journalists” And Their Sources Colombo Telegraph

06. Februar 2020

Prageeth Eknaligoda abduction and murder trial on Feb 13 Colombo Page

04. Februar 2020

Sri Lanka drops Tamil national anthem from Independence Day celebrations srilankabrief

30. Januar 2020

International Crisis Group: Watch List 2020 International Crisis Group

29. Januar 2020

Jahresbericht von Amnesty International zur Lage der Menschenrechte in der Region Asien-Pazifik Amnesty International

20. Januar 2020

Sri Lanka civil war: Rajapaksa says housands missing are dead BBC

16. Januar 2020

Attacks on Human Rights Organisations, Media Organisations and Journalists in Sri Lanka Amnesty International

11. Januar 2020

Presidential Commission appointed to inquire political victimization of public servants  Colombo Page

03. Januar 2020

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe attempts to reintroduce Executive Presidency Colombo Telegraph

02. Januar 2020

Sri Lanka marching towards authoritarian security politics – Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits srilankabrief

31. Dezember 2019

Sri Lanka 2020: The only glimmer of hope is in people power – Shreen Abdul Saroor srilankabrief

29. Dezember 2019

President says repealing 19th Amendment is key to fulfill people’s aspirations Colombo Page

National Peace Council urges government to continue reconciliation policies set in 2015 Colombo Page

27. Dezember 2019

Current govt. mars national reconciliation process – Sumanthiran adaderana

17. Dezember 2019

Parliament will definitely be dissolved in March – President Colombo Page

16. Dezember 2019

FDFA criticises lack of due process in the case aganst a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka FDFA

14. Dezember 2019

EU unveils seven projects to support human rights and civil society in SL adaderana

13. Dezember 2019

PM Rajapaksa pledges to rectify injustices suffered by Army forces under previous Govt. Sunday Times

12. Dezember 2019

Intimidating judges, prosecutors and lawyers takes off under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Colombo Telegraph

11. Dezember 2019

Aftermath and reportage of incident involvingalled abduction of Swiss Embassy employee CPA

01. Dezember 2019

SPC to strip deceitful senior officers of their civic rights Sunday Times

Sri Lanka President ready to abolish 19th Amendment if given two-third majority in parliament Colombo Page

27. November 2019

Sri Lankan Critics Fear a Crackdown is Underway, and Some Flee srilankabrief

26. November 2019

Govt. to revisit UNHRC resolution as priority, says FM FT

25. November 2019

More than 700 CID officers barred from leaving country The Island

24. November 2019

Gotabaya openly criticises police officers who investigated crimes allegedly ordered by him srilankabrief

22. November 2019

Sri Lanka’s interim cabinet under new President sworn-in Colombo Page

Sri Lanka president to call snap parliamentary election in March AFP

21. November 2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister  adaderana

18. November 2019

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Brings Back a Polarising Wartime Figure International Crisis Group

17. November 2019

Gotabaya declared winner of Presidential election Sunday Times

13. November 2019

Sri Lanka’s presidential election: What you need to know The Guardian

Sri Lanka Election Sparks Fear of Return to Violent Past International Crisis Group

11. November 2019

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen AFP

Sri Lanka: Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges HRW

10. November 2019

Sri Lanka monk begins fast demanding presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s US citizenship renunciation Colombo Page

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name not on the latest U.S. Federal Register of denounced citizens – Minister Harim Colombo Page

07. November 2019

Sandhya Ekneligoda files complaint with HRC over Gotabaya Daily News

29. Oktober 2019

Apex Court blocks President’s move to implement death penalty against drug traffickers Colombo Page

27. Oktober 2017

I will protect Shavendra Silva with my life – Sajith adaderana

25. Oktober 2019

Gota launches manifesto, will not allow foreign countries to intervene in Lanka’s affairs Sunday Times

23. Oktober 2019

Election Observation Mission confirms EU’s continuing commitment to support democratic processes in Sri Lanka Colombo Page

21. Oktober 2019

Will carry out at least one execution if court order is issued in my favour: President Sunday Times

18. Oktober 2019

Sri Lanka: Human rights must be at the heart of next presidency Amnesty International

15. Oktober 2019

Won’t accept Sri Lanka’s agreement with UN Human Rights Council: Gota Sunday Times

10. Oktober 2019

CBK hits out at SLFP’s decision to support SLPP Presidential candidate Gota Sunday Times

09. Oktober 2019

SLFP confirms support for Gotabaya adaderana

08. Oktober

Candidates make predictions after handing over nominations adaderana

07. Oktober

Sri Lanka: A Tight Poll: The Big Names May Not Get 50% Plus srilankabrief

01. Oktober

Fighting terrorism must go hand in hand with protecting human rights – Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary tells UN Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Sri Lanka

27. September 2019

After Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings: Reducing Risks of Future Violence International Crisis Group

26. September 2019

UN bans Sri Lankan peacekeepers Colombo Page

Sri Lanka’s ruling UNP nominates Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as presidential candidate Colombo Page

18. September 2019

Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on Nov. 16 AP

12. September 2019

International concern on Army Chief’s appointment based on allegations is regrettable, Sri Lanka envoy tells UNHRC Colombo Page

11. September 2019

Amnesty’s oral statement at 42 session of UNHRC Amnesty International

30. August 2019

The women who risk everything to bring their loved ones back Amnesty International

27. August 2019

UN experts say army chief appointment is “affront to victims” of right abuses ohchr

26. August 2019

Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka must not be ignored, says UN rights expert UN

19. August 2019

Sri Lanka Betrays Its People By Promoting Alleged War Criminal To Head Its Army: International Truth and Justice Project Colombo Telegraph

Sri Lanka: Appointment of Shavendra Silva as Army Commander comes under fire sri lanka brief

UN rights chief “troubled” by new Sri Lanka army chief Arab News

14. August 2019

Sri Lanka Freedom Party to expel Mahinda Rajapaksa? Daily News

13. August 2019

People should make the right decision when electing a new President – Sarath Fonseka Colombo Page

Prime Minister, you protect Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will my father ever receive justice: Ahimsa writes to Ranil Colombo Telegraph

The “Terminator” was chosen for a different reason Colombo Telegraph

12. August 2019

Sri Lankan people have to decide whether or not to continue enjoying the freedom they have won – PM Colombo Page

11. August 2019

SLPP names Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as presidential candidate Colombo Page

10. August 2019

Trial-at-Bar bench to hear Eknaligoda murder case Daily News

09. August 2019

Justice for the Trinco 5 Amnesty International

07. August 2019

The problem with Sri Lanka’s new “False News” bill The Diplomat

30. Juli 2019

Writer faces up to 10 years jail for story Amnesty International

29. Juli 2019

Muslim MPs resigned from their ministerial portfolios sworn-in again as Ministers Colombo Page

23. Juli 2019

Emergency extended for another month Colombo Page

21. Juli 2019

The Trinco students killings – is this justice? Sunday Times

04. Juli 2019

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka recommends guidelines to police on arrests HRCSL

03. Juli 2019

Joint open letter to the President of Sri Lanka on the imminent resumption of executions Amnesty International

01. Juli 2019

President claims drug traffickers are behind the Easter Sunday bomb attacks Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Prime Minister says he and his party oppose reinstating death penalty Colombo Page

Ten petitions filed in Supreme Court against death penalty Colombo Page

28. Juni 2019

Death penalty will not be carried out wthin next week, Prison authority assures court Colombo Page

Petition filed in Court of Appeal against implementing death sentence Colombo Page

27. Juni 2019

EU: Statement by the spokesperson on the planned resumption of executions in Sri Lanka EU

Resuming the death sentence in order to divert public attention Asian Human Rights Commission

26. Juni 2016

Sri Lanka updates UNHRC on measures taken to advance Human Rights adaderana

President Sirisena Signs Execution Warrants For Four Prisoners, Plans Shrouded In Secrecy Amnesty International

Already signed death penalty for 4 drug dealers, says President adaderana

25. Juni 2019

Halt plans for executions, once and for all Amnesty International

Tensions after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka concern UNHRC Chief Colombo Page

23. Juni 2019

Sri Lanka President calls for repealing 19th Amendment, says it led to political instability Colombo Page

22. Juni 2019

Ausnahmezustand in Sri Lanka verlängert zeit online

21. Juni 2019

Desperate President Sirisena preps for secret execution Colombo Telegraph

19. Juni 2019

“We are not safe here” – Refugees under attack in Sri Lanka and the need for resettlement Amnesty International

16. June 2019

Muslims targeted with arbitrary arrests after Easter massacre in Sri Lanka Al Jazeera

14. Juni 2019

Sri Lanka: Halt forced returns of Pakistani religious minorities Amnesty International

08. Juni 2019

President demands suspension of Parliament Select Committee on terror attacks FT

05. Juni 2019

Muslim Ministers resign Daily Mirror

26. Mai 2019

Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission requests UGC to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education Colombo Page

Sri Lanka responds to the UN Special Advisers’ “oversimplifying” statement on sectarian violence Colombo Page

25. Mai 2019

Sandya Eknaligoda writes to PM FT

HRCSL requests business chambers not to deny women access to essential services due to their attire Colombo Page

24. Mai 2019

Emergency passed in parliament Sunday Times

23. Mai 2019

President pardons extremist Buddhist monk Colombo Page 

Sri Lanka Tamil party condemns President’s act of pardoning Colombo Page

CPA Statement on the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero CPA

18. Mai 2019

Sri Lanka: Impunity fuels recurrence of violence Amnesty International

15. Mai 2019

Sri Lanka: Authorities must protect Muslims against violence Amnesty International

14. Mai 2019

Curfew imposed as clashes erupt FT

Sri Lanka’s anti-Muslim riots claim first death AFP

Stern action against lawbreakers, warns acting IGP Daily Mirror

Supreme Court recommended death penalty for CTA adaderana

Sri Lanka Tamil party concerned over security forces not taking effective steps to prevent anti-Muslim violence Colombo Page

10. Mai 2019

Sri Lanka working with UNHCR to find countries to settle over 1000 refugees Colombo Page

09. Mai 2019


08. Mai 2019

NTJ’s leader says group is not a terrorist movement and Zahran was dismissed in 2017 ADA

07. Mai 2019

President briefs diplomatic community on progress to curb terrorism and restore normalcy Colombo Page

05. Mai 2019

Over 1000 asylum seekers ejected; UNHCR helpless Sunday Times

03. Mai 2019

Sri Lanka: Respect human rights in the aftermath of Easter attacks Amnesty International

01. Mai 2019

Sri Lanka names Easter suicide bombers AFP

29. April 2019

Face veils banned in Sri Lanka from today Colombo Page

Amnesty International

28. April 2019

Pro-ISIS terror groups to be banned soon Sunday Times

15 killed in explosion of terrorist safehouse Sunday Times

27. April 2019

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka appeals to fellow citizens to refrain from inciting communal violence Colombo Page

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will run for President and tackle radical Islam if he wins Colombo Page

Sri Lanka bomber’s mentor is dead, but his memory still stokes fear  CNN


Respect human rights in the aftermath of Easter Attacks.

Letter to the Prime Minister on the protection of refugees and asylum seeker. Amnesty International reiterates its solidarity with the victims of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks on 21 April 2019 that claimed the lives of more than 250 people and injured hundreds in three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka. As Sri Lanka’s Weiterlesen

Sri Lanka: Attacks another grim reminder of the need to tackle hate

The shocking Sunday morning bombing attacks targeting churches and hotels in three cities in Sri Lanka resulting in more than 290 deaths and leaving more than 500 people injured, is yet another grim wake-up call to the intolerance and hatred surging through societies across the world, Amnesty International said today. read more: sri-lanka-attacks Weiterlesen

Amnesty International Video

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Amnesty International today released a short video and statement concerning the occupation by the Sri Lankan military of civilian-owned land; see Amnesty Video   Weiterlesen

Schändliche Drohungen gegen Menschenrechtsverteidigerin

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26. Juni 2018

Amnesty International fordert die sri-lankischen Behörden nachdrücklich auf, Maßnahmen gegen diejenigen zu ergreifen, die die Menschenrechtsverteidigerin Sandhya Eknaligoda bedrohen.

In den letzten Tagen war Sandhya Eknaligoda – eine bedeutende Aktivistin gegen „Verschwindenlassen“ und Ehefrau des verschwundenen Karikaturisten Prageeth Eknaligoda – einer Welle von Hass, Schmähungen, Einschüchterungen, Schikanierungen und Morddrohungen in den sozialen Medien ausgesetzt.

„Die Drohungen gegen Sandhya Eknaligoda geben Anlass zur äußersten Sorge. Die sri-lankischen Behörden müssen unbedingt und wirksam entsprechende Maßnahmen ergreifen gegen diejenigen, die danach trachten, ihr Schaden zuzufügen“, sagt Dinushika Dissanayake, stellvertretende Direktorin für Südasien bei Amnesty International.


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Der Amnesty-Gründer: Peter Benenson

Vor mehr als 55 Jahren zündete Peter Benenson eine Kerze an und wusste damals noch nicht, dass dies der Beginn einer weltweiten Bewegung sein sollte. In West-Deutschland gehörte Gerd Ruge zu den Gründerinnen und Gründern der deutschen Amnesty-Sektion. Im Interview erinnert er sich an die ersten Jahren. Weiterlesen