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US expresses concerns over Human Rights violations during Sri Lanka’s ’Yukthiya’ operation

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Colombo, Jan. 10 (Daily Mirror)- The United States has echoed the concerns raised by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) regarding alleged human rights abuses during the recent 'Yukthiya' Operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Police and the Ministry of Public Security.

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie J. Chung, emphasized the importance of combating drug trafficking while stressing that law enforcement operations must adhere to the principles of the rule of law and due process.

"Striking this balance is vital for justice and maintaining public trust," she said.

Earlier, the HRCSL expressed deep unease and initiated an immediate inquiry into reports of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment during search operations associated with the 'Yukthiya' Operation.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has also expressed serious concerns about the operation, emphasizing the contradiction between reports of widespread injustice and the operation's title, 'Yukthiya,'.

  Comments - 35

  • Citizen Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:16 PM

    Persona non grata!

    AIPAC troll Sunday, 14 January 2024 01:04 AM

    How about human rights in Palestine? Your president is a war criminal maybe you should ask him that before interfering in Sei Lanka you are the viceroy of Sri Lanka

    ROSH Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:21 PM

    Excellent news. I am glad she’s not happy about operation. Exclusion zone created by politicians to make more money. The law should apply for everyone

    Villain Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:28 PM

    Election drama directed by Ranil Rajapakse and main actor is money laundering Tiran and villain is thug Deshabandu….this is the status of your Ranil’s government..

    Sivalingam Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:54 PM

    Good morning Chung, where were you all this time?

    Kandiah Balendran Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:56 PM

    So many persons in the defence of drug dealers, including Colonial lackeys and Bloodsuckers Association SL.

    Quo vadis Wednesday, 10 January 2024 04:58 PM

    Chung have you heard of Guantanamo bay?

    Sokrates Thursday, 11 January 2024 08:34 AM

    Quo Vadis have you heard of Joseph Camp

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 10 January 2024 05:58 PM

    Unbelievable to see how powerful the drug traffickers are. Unbelievable. The same country when the Democrats were in power were opposing the anti drug operation in the Philippines as well. Wonder why they do not have any concern when drug traffickers murder scores of people. Unbelievable. No wonder why the biggest market for drugs is the same country.

    Hard Truth Wednesday, 10 January 2024 06:06 PM

    US Ambassador must be concerned about the gun violence in the US

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 10 January 2024 11:53 PM

    No, they cannot afford losses to the weapon and drug business.

    Sandy Wednesday, 10 January 2024 06:21 PM

    In USA drug addicts die on the streets and nobody cares. So much care for Sri Lankan criminals by us embassy .

    VJ Wednesday, 10 January 2024 06:45 PM

    Dealing with narcotics is also a human rights violation. Smuggling drugs into the country and selling it to the population is destroying the social fabric of this country. Therefore it is a HR violation. Must be dealt with.

    Malik hassan Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:06 PM

    Look who is talking about human rights? USA has no right to talk about human rights Firstly you correct yourself, with genoside Joe

    saman Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:11 PM

    Your right your excellency, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, this is a show time of the acting IGP and the Police Minister. If they have guts, they should go after the drug importers and dealers to stop this menace, instead of harassing the general population and the guys who are the drug addicts. These importers and dealers are the people who made these guys drug addicts.

    JK Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:30 PM

    This police operation leading by acting IG Tennakoon,but he himself a punished felon by Supreme courts of SL, as human torturer ,human rights abuser by Supreme Court of SL, so what’s how do world assess human rights in SriLanka but facial value of concept is good but what he had done as DIG, no effort but let it grow to this level

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:32 PM

    Let us appoint this lady as our next President.

    Jagath Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:58 PM

    Really? She should mind her business, and seek to resolve the rampant crime back in her own country without trying to interfere and lecture us. She has started to make uncessary comments once again like what she was doing a couple of years back. Hope RW tells her to mind her business once again.

    Lal Thursday, 11 January 2024 01:12 PM

    @Jagath, were you naturally born stupid?

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 11 January 2024 06:14 PM

    I think Lal is trying to get a visa to USA

    SSZ KHAN Wednesday, 10 January 2024 08:35 PM

    USA THE GREAT JOKE....It's oke to genocide 30000 Palestinians; but it is bad to arrest drug offenders in Sri Lanka?...

    Raj Gonsalkorale Wednesday, 10 January 2024 09:12 PM

    The US has the cheek and the temerity to lecture Sri Lanka on human rights violations when the govenment supported by them in Isreal commits unprecedented human rights violations on Palestinians.

    M Fernando Wednesday, 10 January 2024 09:20 PM

    Pot, Meet Kettle

    Piyumi Wednesday, 10 January 2024 09:52 PM

    Parked two aircraft carriers to guard over and facilitate genocide…now talking about human rights! What hypocrites

    Jude Wednesday, 10 January 2024 11:52 PM

    Hey human rights violations happening for decades!! You guys must stop funding this illegitimate government led by President. Yeah the IMF world Bank ADB must stop funding this government!! Then they've no choice to abuse the public but to respect human rights!!

    Navi Wednesday, 10 January 2024 11:53 PM

    Sri Lanka express concerns over US aiding and abetting Israel to commit Genocide. Julie Akka, are you naked or joking??? When did you turnout to be a comedian? 2024 Entertainment year?

    Jamis Thursday, 11 January 2024 02:24 AM

    This woman should be kicked out of the country. Unfortunately, SL is not in a position to do so. But what is pathetic is to see some colonial lackeys and boot-lickers of the Western powers agreeing with her blatant interference in SL's internal affairs. The operation against drug traffickers may have excesses. But so what?!

    Jundapala Gonson Thursday, 11 January 2024 02:46 AM

    It is an excellent operation except all are free from politicians! That is against Human Right Violation! Some politicians were/are openly did/doing without any action! They can go in and out of the country as inhuman - All other human need to go through security!

    DOT Thursday, 11 January 2024 05:24 AM

    Please advise and give us suffcent training to do it better !

    Nilmini Welivita Thursday, 11 January 2024 06:50 AM

    We should close the US embassy and send them all back if they keep medling in our business. She is influenced by JVP propaganda.

    Dillan Thursday, 11 January 2024 07:11 AM

    Drug Traffickers approach US embessider via Bar Association.

    navratne willamune Thursday, 11 January 2024 08:43 AM

    Dont preach others in your country mass murders happen regularly what action are you talking.homeless is another big problem.sort those out before judging other countries on human rights

    Cathrine Thursday, 11 January 2024 05:50 PM

    The Opium Wars arose from China’s attempts to suppress the opium trade by Foreign traders had been illegally exporting opium mainly from India to China since the 18th century. Go through historical records and try to understand who involed and benifited.

    Shan Thursday, 11 January 2024 08:51 PM

    Wowwww, you guys, you are REALLY shameless hypocrites!!!!

    Ron Saturday, 13 January 2024 07:49 PM

    It's call hipokcrusy its sad soomany palstine innocent lives taken away yet no one can stop....countries must take priority first to look after own first....

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