While expressing solidarity with the Government of Colombia, the Government of Sri Lanka urges the international community to join hands to effectively combat the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. (Colombo Gazette) The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack by the ELN at the Police Academy in Bogotá, Colombia on 17 January 2019.A Foreign Ministry statement issued today said that the Government and the people of Sri Lanka convey their deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish those who were injured a speedy recovery.
Bangladeshi lawyer named UN rights expert on human traffickingBangladeshi lawyer named UN rights expert on human trafficking
Ms. Huda is the founder and current president of the Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association. She is also the Secretary-General of the Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights, as well as a founding member of various organizations fighting against trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls.The Special Rapporteur is mandated by the Geneva-based Commission to recommend ways to uphold and protect the rights of the victims of trafficking.