Sri Lanka

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Sri Lanka: Joint Report to HRC (41st Session)

Statement calls on Sri Lankan authorities to withdraw the circular issued in September 2008, which restricted the churches’ ability to construct places of worship, and to ensure that the newly introduced Emergency Regulations do not adversely affect the religious freedom of citizens, submitted by the WEA and the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka …

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Sri Lanka: Joint Report to HRC (41st Session) Read More »

Sri Lanka: Persistence of Religiously Motivated Violence, Intimidation, and Discrimination – Written Statement to the HRC 39th session

Written statement submitted by the World Evangelical Alliance and the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka to the Human Rights Council’s thirty ninth session (10-28 September 2018) under Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention (General Debate).

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Situation – Joint Report to the UPR 28th session

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with a coalition of several other organizations, submitted an ecumenical report to the Working Group of the UPR 28th session, on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. The topics are, among others, rights of the child, language rights, freedom of religion or belief, and enforced disappearance. March 2017.

Sri Lanka: Freedom of Religion and Belief – Written statement submitted to the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council

The written statement on behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance was submitted to the 33rd session of the HRC under agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. The statement concerned the freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka. Submitted the 26 August 2016.

Sri Lanka: Freedom of Religion and Belief – Written statement submitted to the 30th session of the Human Rights Council

In a written statement concerning the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, submitted to the Human Rights Council’s annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General, the World Evangelical Alliance focuses in particular on the freedom of religion or …

Sri Lanka: Freedom of Religion and Belief – Written statement submitted to the 30th session of the Human Rights Council Read More »

Sri Lanka: Freedom of Religion and Belief; Enforced Disappearances – Joint Report to the UPR 14th session

Sri Lanka went through the Universal Periodic Review during the UPR 14th session. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with the Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA), submitted a report with a total of seven recommendations concerning freedom of religion or belief and enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka.