Former TNA MP, M.A. Sumanthiran has requested that Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission advise the government on the legality of their state-imposed curfew.
Whilst maintaining that he recognised the need to limited mobility so as to curb the spread of the coronavirus, such restrictions “must be imposed legally under applicable provisions of law”. He further warned that these restrictions posed a threat to the rule of law and the well-being of people in Sri Lanka.
Those hit worse by the lock-down measures continues to be in the Tamil homeland of the North and East where they face the threat of starvation and arrests. Sri Lanka’s lockdown has garnered criticism from human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research.
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