Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Deadly tropical storm displaces more than 230,000, UN relief wing reports

The United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that at least 84 people have died, another 116 are missing, and more than 230,000 are displaced following a severe tropical storm this past week that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts of Sri Lanka.

UN experts urge Sri Lanka to adopt measures to fight torture and strengthen justice system

Two United Nations experts have urged the Government of Sri Lanka to replace the legal framework that allowed human rights violations to occur and to establish democratic institutions in line with international human rights standards.