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Sri Lanka: when is a political opinion a crime?

On 8 October, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, former state minister and Tamil MP Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested by the country’s Organised Crime Division. Any citizen has a right to dissent against government actions and raise issues affecting communities. Maheswaran had already

Post-war justice in Sri Lanka inches forward

Sri Lanka’s government – a coalition based on an awkward power-sharing arrangement between political parties that have historically been rivals, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party – has made big promises about transitional justice and healing the wounds of a civil war