Sri Lanka's NGOs test out new freedoms

 
The surprise victory of Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka's recent presidential election
could signal an easing of restrictions on NGOs and activists working in the conflict-
scarred north. Early indications suggest the highly sensitive issue of the thousands still
missing after the end of the war is now no longer politically taboo. But will the new
space for discussion lead to concrete action? Full report



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