Civil Society Threats in Sri Lanka Disturbs US Embassy


The US Embassy in Colombo issued a statement regarding the series of threats and attacks against civil society organizations in the community.

The statement said: “The United States Embassy is disturbed by the series of threats and attacks against legal defenders, civil society organizations and activists who have spoken out on recent events..."

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