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Muslims praying before breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Muslims praying before breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka makes arrests in anti-Muslim hate crimes‎

19/06/2017 15:23

A Buddhist monk and a police officer are among 4 that Sri Lankan police have arrested for hate crimes against Muslims 

 

A Muslim woman cries next to her burnt house after a clash between Buddhists and Muslims in Aluthgama in 2014.

A Muslim woman cries next to her burnt house after a clash between Buddhists and Muslims in Aluthgama in 2014.

Sri Lanka arrest five over anti-religious violence

12/06/2017 13:12

Following criticism by diplomats and  legislators, Sri Lanka police arrest 5 over hate crimes. 

 

A Muslim woman weeping next to her house burnt by Buddhists in Aluthgama, June 16, 2014.

A Muslim woman weeping next to her house burnt by Buddhists in Aluthgama, June 16, 2014.

Violence against religious minorities in Sri Lanka

26/05/2017 12:59

Human rights groups, religious leaders, lawmakers and the United Nations have all called on the Sri Lankan government to take immediate action against sectarian violence in the country.

 

A Sri Lankan woman works at a factory in country's largest export processing zone in Katunayaka, outskirts of Colombo.

A Sri Lankan woman works at a factory in country's largest export processing zone in Katunayaka, outskirts of Colombo.

EU restores preferential tax concessions Sri Lanka

17/05/2017 13:12

The EU is restoring a preferential tax concession for imports from Lanka that the country lost over alleged human rights abuses but the South Asian nation’s progress in human rights will be closely monitored.