Written Statement – HRC29, Item 3: Freedom of Assembly and Association in Sri Lanka
18 June 2015 6:15 pm
There were obstacles and threats to Freedom of Association and many obstructions to Freedom of Assembly under the rule of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. During the 8th January 2015 elections, President Rajapakse was unseated by the current President Maithripala Sirisena. Since then the freedom of assembly and association has seen some improvement, however, challenges still remain.