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 in the World — Sri Lanka Country Report
Sri Lanka is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
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.
News & Perspectives on Sri Lanka
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
Internet Freedom in Asia Hits Unprecedented Low
December 2, 2019
Sri Lanka’s Democracy Hangs in the Balance after ‘Coup Attempt’
November 15, 2018