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Human Rights in 2016: Aspiring for more

By Raisa Wickrematunge - Fri Dec 09, 3:09 am

On January 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena took office, making ambitious promises of good governance, transparency and openness.

It was hoped his surprise victory would change the way Sri Lanka tackled rights issues, particularly as the country began its transitional justice process.

Today, Sri Lankans have mixed feelings about this Government. This is largely due to the fact that the Government, almost inevitably, fell short of the ambitious promises made.

Post January 8, institutional reform has been slow. That has led to the continuation of torture and police brutality. The military continue to occupy large tracts of land….

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