SL dismisses US report

March 15, 2010 Comments Off on SL dismisses US report

The Government of Sri Lanka has dismissed the US Human Rights report on Sri Lanka on the same day the International Bar Association (IBA) voiced alarm over reports that human rights activists and reporters are being intimidated in Sri Lanka.

Reuters : Sri Lanka slams U.S. rights report

Sri Lanka dismissed a U.S. State Department report on Monday accusing it of violating citizens’ rights, saying the allegations were unsubstantiated and based on reports by unnamed sources.

“The document is a conflation of historical background, repetition of statements in earlier reports, unverified assertions of facts and broad generalizations,” said a statement by the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights.

Read US Human Rights Report on Sri Lanka here

BBC : Lawyers alarmed over ‘rights abuse’ in Sri Lanka

A panel of international lawyers says it is alarmed over reports that human rights activists and reporters are being intimidated in Sri Lanka.

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