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27 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Fire at Kelani Valley tea plantation leaves 16 families homeless

In January 2019, the living quarters of 66 people, including 21 children, were severely damaged by a fire at the Robgill Estate in Sri Lanka’s tea district. The official cause of the fire had not been determined; however, reports blame "grossly inadeq...

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10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: 16 families homeless after fire at Bogawantalawa tea plantation

Author: A. Suresh and M. Thevarajah, World Socialist Web Site (WSWS)

4 February 2019...

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10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea workers demand increased minimum daily wage

Author: Quintus Colombage, La Croix International, Sri Lanka

"No storm in a teacup for Sri Lanka's tea industry", 2 February 2019...

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24 January 2019

Sri Lanka: Why NAP on business and human rights?

Author: Daily FT, Sri Lanka

"Business and human rights – An imperative for Sri Lanka", 24 January 2019...

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13 January 2019

UN special rapporteur calls on businesses to respect women human rights defenders

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

"Situation of women human rights defenders: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders", 10 Jan 2019 [T]he present report is based on numerous discussions that the Special Rapporteur has had with women human right...

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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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4 December 2018

Sri Lanka: Locals concern about environmental & land impacts and lack of public consultation over Chinese projects

Author: Amantha Perera, Chinadialogue

“Fears grow over Chinese projects in Sri Lanka”...

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20 November 2018

Facebook & Twitter allegedly taking insufficient action to stop spread of hate speech & misinformation through their platforms

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29 October 2018

NGO study denounces influence of companies, incl. over UN policies on human rights

Author: Jake Johnson, Inequality.org

"157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Corporations, Not Governments", 19 Oct 2018...

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17 October 2018

Commentary: Can Asia (and the UN) hold corporations accountable?

Author: Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, The Diplomat

[This month] at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, over 100 countries are negotiating a powerful new treaty that aims to create a binding instrument to hold transnational companies accountable for violations of human and environmental...

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