Be the first to know what's happening. Sri Lanka has experienced improvements in political rights and civil liberties since the election of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Leave this field blank. However, the government has been slow to implement transitional justice mechanisms needed to address the aftermath of a year civil war between government forces and Tamil rebels, which ended in The moves were blocked by the parliamentary majority and the courts.
Sri Lanka is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the WorldFreedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
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