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Ban on International Bar Association lifted

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has been allowed into Sri Lanka, after previously being refused access into the country.

The Sri Lankan government relented, allowing the organisation to come and make an "objective and impartial analysis of the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka", reported ColomboPage.

Earlier this year, the visas of four members of the IBAHRI were revoked by Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry, after the impeachment of the former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The IBAHRI also warned that the Sri Lanka was facing a constitutional crisis and are preparing a report on the island, entitled “A Crisis of Legitimacy”.


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