Sri Lanka: Ensure full accountability for violence and discrimination against religious minorities

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Baptist World Alliance and ADF International, called on Sri Lanka to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), to withdraw unlawful circulars and policies pertaining to registering places of worship, and to ensure full accountability for acts of violence, discrimination and harassment against religious minorities. The statement was made at the Human Rights Council 51st session, during the Interactive Dialogue on the High-Commissioner’s comprehensive report on progress in reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka, on 12 September 2022.