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SRI LANKA: Sky Sports Lanka Dispute

Dear Friends, Once again thank you for your support, solidarity and actions on the Sky Sport Lanka appeal. Unfortunately this matter is still a long way from resolution, but workers are continuing to ...

Sri Lanka: Statement: Solidarity Action – SkySport Lanka Limited

Dear Friends, RE: Solidarity Action – SkySport Lanka (Ltd.), 12 Feb at German & Sri Lanka Consulates The Managing Director of SkySport Lanka (Ltd.), a German national, assaulted a production...

Sri Lanka: Fact Finding Mission to Cleared and Uncleared Areas of Wanni

Dear friends, Happy New Year greetings from Hong Kong! Thanks for responsing to our Urgent Appeals. We hope for the coming year you will continue the letter writings and other appropriate actions agai...

Sri Lanka: Killing of Political Prisoners in Kalutara Prison

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) expressed its concern over the killing of three prisoners and attacks on many others for more than an hour on 12 December 1997 in Kulutara Prison, which is loc...

Sri Lanka: 16,742 Disappearances Established! What Next?

Three commissions created by the Sri Lankan government have established the disappearances of 16,742 people. While the claim that the number of disappearances are much larger needs to be further inves...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Illegal arrest and violence against Tamil journalists by security forces in Colombo and Jaffna 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding to you an appeal from the Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontiers regarding the arrests and harassment of Tamil journalists by ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Four Doctors Released, One Still in Danger 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the continued detention of a doctor arrested under emergency regulations. He has bee...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Fear for safety: J.C. Weliamuna, human rights lawyer and His Family 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding a grenade attack on a human rights lawyer who is the director of Transparen...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): STOP THE WAR: We have a right to live without fear 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding an appeal from People to People dialogue on Peace and Sustainable Development regarding the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka. If you have a...

SRI LANKA: Petition against police inaction in Katunayake attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from a group of Sri Lankan Attorneys. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) —R...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Arbitrary detention of journalist 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the case of a journalist, who has been detained without charge in the T...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Online petition to UN for appointment of Special Representative 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an on-line petition initiated by a group of concerned Sri Lanka expatriates in Australia, calling for the appointment of a S...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Over 300 workers in Jaela fight for labour rights 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Human Rights Circle in Ekala, Jaela, Sri Lanka regarding over 300 workers who were unlawfully dismissed after tw...

WORLD: Please intervene in the attempt to remove UN Special Procedure mandate holders 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the draft decision by some governments to remove UN Special Procedure m...

SRI LANKA: Recently declared emergency may cause the increase of offences by the security forces 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a statement issued by Civil Rights Movement (CRM) of Sri Lanka on 13 January 2005, regarding the emergency (namely Part II of the P...

SRI LANKA: An appeal against infringement of university autonomy 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Transcurrents about their opposition to a directive issued by the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lan...

SRI LANKA/ASIA: Tsunami rehabilitation; Statement of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding you a statement issued by the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) on 26 January 2005 regarding the tsunami rehabilitation process i...

SRI LANKA: A state against minorities 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following appeal from a solidarity group in Sri Lanka. If you have any questions about this appeal please feel free to contact t...

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democr...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Stop the arrest and deportation of recognized refugees 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from SUARA RAKYAT MALAYSIA (SUARAM) on the continued arrest and detention of refugees recognized by the United Nation...