Protest demanding release of political prisoners in Colombo

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A protest was held opposite the office of the Ministry of Justice in Colombo today, Monday, October 23 demanding the release of political prisoners who are detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. They also demanded that the directive to transfer some of the cases to Anurathapura Court be withdrawn.

Demo by Yala Safari jeep owners

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A demonstration was held in the Yala area by Safari jeep owners today, Monday, October 23. They were protesting against the decision by authorities to limit the number of safari jeeps which can enter the Yala National park per day.

UN Special Rapporteur calls for Comprehensive Transitional Justice Strategy

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UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff has called for the adoption of a comprehensive Transitional Justice Strategy that includes a clear calendar for the implementation of the different transitional justice mechanisms, including truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence, identifies needs in terms of budget, staff and required expertise, and outlines the links between the different elements of the strategy. He also urged to allow for public consultation of the plan.

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