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Inquiry after religious unrest in Sri Lanka

KANDY (SE): Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, will appoint a commission comprised of three retired judges to investigate attacks on Muslims in the city of Kandy by Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka, Firstpost reported.
 
The government declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency on March 6 and police imposed a curfew in the Theldeniya and Pallekele areas of Kandy after Buddhist mobs attacked a mosque, Muslim businesses and houses on March 4. 
 

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A tear in Sri Lanka’s impunity curtain

KANDY (SE): A ceremony of felicitation was held in the northern city of Kandy in Sri Lanka on February 20 to mark what the director of the Human Rights Office Kandy, Father Nandana Manatunga, called a landmark decision by the Nuwara-Eliya High Court in returning a guilty verdict against the perpetrators of one case of rape and one of torture dating back to 2001 and 1995.

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