Colombo yet to end impunity enjoyed by security forces: HRW

  1. The Human Rights Watch’s annual report shows that the present Sri Lankan govt took no significant measures to end impunity for security force abuse.
  2. Earlier, the present govt. initiated a new, more open dialogue with the international community in 2015.
  3. The govt. had also not yet repealed the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.
  4. Although the pervasive culture of fear is largely gone and positive measures have been adopted.
  5. But, the previous government’s disastrous restructuring of independent state institutions needs to be fully dismantled.
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