Sri Lanka experienced improvements in political rights and civil liberties after the 2015 election of President Maithripala Sirisena. However, the Sirisena administration was slow to address the aftermath of a 26-year civil war between government forces and ethnic Tamil rebels, who were defeated in 2009.
Freedom on the Net — Sri Lanka Country Report
Sri Lanka is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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October 26, 2023
Risks Arise Where Art and Activism Intersect—But Artists Won’t Be Silenced
June 8, 2023
Testimony on Freedom of Expression in Asia
Testimony and remarks
NEW REPORT: Democracy under Lockdown - The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Freedom
October 2, 2020
United States: Political Interference with Prosecutions Threatens Rule of Law
June 24, 2020
State-Sponsored Religious Discrimination Rises with the Pandemic
May 18, 2020