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Sri Lanka chapter of the 2018 EU Annual Human Rights Report
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Report – Dalit Women in South Asia – Access to Economic Rights
Caste, Social Justice and Democracy in Sri Lanka (International Center for Ethnic Studies, 2016)
International Center for Ethnic Studies held a conference on Caste, Social Justice and Democracy on 19 & 20 November, 2016.
Call for papers (International Center for Ethnic Studies, 2016)
International Center for Ethnic Studies is holding a conference on Caste, Social Justice and Democracy on 19 & 20 November, 2016.
Amnesty International Report 2015/16: The State of the World’s Human Rights (Amnesty International)
Sri Lanka: Caste prejudice & inequalities – Sri Lanka Guardian
Caste oppression exists among Sri Lankan Tamils but is kept under wraps (The New Indian Express, 2016)
Despite the existence of a unified “Tamil” identity, Sri Lankan Tamil society is rent by caste inequalities and is dived into “Oppressing and Oppressed Castes.”
South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016 (The South Asia Collective, 2016)
On 11 November 2016, in Nepal, Kathmandu, an inaugural report was launched titled 'South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016'. The report is 'a first-of-its-kind effort to bring together research and advocacy groups from various countries in the region to form a “South Asia Collective” that will periodically track and document the situation of minority rights, country by country'. The report pays a significant attention to caste-based discrimination in six countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Caste oppression exists among Sri Lankan Tamils but is kept under wraps- The New Indian Express
Statement of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, on the conclusion of her official visit to Sri Lanka, 10-20 October 2016
The SR on Minority issues completed her visit to Sri Lanka – (IDSN News 2016)
The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, just completed her official 10 days visit in Sri Lanka. In her statement on 20 October, the SR urged the government to take concrete steps to protect Sri Lanka’s minorities. She noted that there were “remaining challenges” within Tamil and Muslim communities, including return of occupied land, missing persons, demilitarization, release of security-related detainees, poverty, violence and discrimination against women, and caste-based discrimination.