Ruki Fernando is a human rights activist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In this interview, Mr. Fernando shares his thoughts on a range of salient issues.
Sri Lanka's former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, took the country in an ever more authoritarian direction. How much has changed since Maithripala Sirisena became president in January 2015?
Authoritarianism has reduced and there is more space across the country for free expression, free assembly and free association.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested on Saturday under the country's money laundering act and remanded in custody until Feb. 11, the police said.
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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday he was unlikely to lead Sri Lanka's next government as initial results from the general election gave a slight edge to the coalition government.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa criticized on Tuesday the findings of a UN probe into war crimes and called on the government to reject the report, which called for suspects to be prosecuted by a h...