Sri Lanka activists quit human rights advisory panel over ongoing violations Michael Sung at 1:36 PM ET
[JURIST] Four prominent Sri Lankan human rights activists have resigned from a government advisory panel to protest Sri Lanka's worsening human rights situation, including ongoing extradjudicial killings, activist and lawyer Nimalka Fernando [advocacy profile] said Monday. The four submitted their resignations last week after Sri Lankan Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarashinghe rejected [JURIST report] a proposed UN monitoring mission supported by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official website].
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