Torture is an enabled tool in the Sri Lanka government's war against the Tamil people. Tens of thousands of Tamils have been tortured and killed in Sri Lanka since 1975.
"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
the following acts are
and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the
|There are laws in the statute books of
Sri Lanka, such as the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48
of 1979, the Indemnity Act No. 20 of 1982,
etc., that empower its armed forces to - arrest without warrants, detain without basic
legal safeguards and dispose victim's bodies without inquests, etc.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 2nd in the world in involuntary disappearances by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (1980 - 1996).
Innumerable reports and pleas by a number of international human rights groups have been summarily dismissed.
Reprisals by death squads makes it unsafe to collect information on Torture in Sri Lanka.
In these pages you will find a few select published reports on torture in Sri Lanka.
For a more reports please visit http://www.tamilrights.org/