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Countries: Sri Lanka

Human Rights Abuses Chart

Australia Year Type of Abuse Estimated Number Sex Targeted Reference early 1990s use of still experimental contraceptives 30 women “From the Countries” Jan/Feb 92 V. 2 N. 1 p. 11. 2004 Underage teens put on Implanon without parental knowledge women “From the Countries” Mar/Apr 04 V. 14 N. 2 p. 14. 1992-1998 Illegal sterilizations of girls with disabilities over 1000 women “From the Countries” Jan/Feb 98 V. 8 N. 1 p. 14. Austria Year Type …

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Genocide in Sri Lanka Continues

KILINOCHCHI, SRI LANKA: Tamil women continue to die at the hands of the Sri Lankan government, which is intent upon eradicating the minority population. A woman named Manjula Satheeskumar and her father are the most recent casualties. On August 31st, 2013, more than 50 women and their children were told their children were going to get check-ups and were transported to a district hospital in Kilinochchi. At the hospital, Sri Lankan population controllers told the …

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Boots On the Ground: Update On the Sri Lankan Battle Against Abortion

Editor’s note: For months now, our PRI affiliate in Sri Lanka has been hard at work educating the people of Sri Lanka about their nation’s pro-life laws. Abortion is a crime and, thanks to the work of our affiliate, the people and the police, working together, continue to successfully close down abortion clinics, and protect the women and children of Sri Lanka. Here is her update: Overview Abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka. Here at …

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Part 5. Human Rights and Reproductive Wrongs

Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. When the government sterilization team arrived in their little town of La Legua, Peru, Celia Durand and her husband, Jaime, looked at each other and shook their heads. Although Celia had considered a tubal ligation in the past, she had begun to hear rumors of women damaged or even killed during the national tubal ligation campaign. She had decided that she …

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From the Countries

Abortion Clinics Closed In Sri Lanka Abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka, and thanks to the help of the citizens, police have had great success in closing down the clinics that invariably appear. As with many illegal pursuits, the abortion business in Sri Lanka is a highly lucrative one. Strict cultural taboos on unwed pregnancy drive women to pay anywhere between 25,000 LKR (US$232.23) and 100,000 LKR (US$928.94). Since the average persons annual income slightly …

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Pro-Life Travels: Sri Lanka

The “resplendent island,” better I known as Sri Lanka and formerly as Ceylon, is situated off the south-eastern coast of India. Multi-ethnic and multi-religious, it has a population of 20 million and a land mass of 65,610 square kilometers. Ethnically, its people are Singhalese (69%), the majority of whom are Buddhists; Tamils, who are mostly Hindu, account for 15% of the population; the Moors (8%) are Muslims and steadily increasing; while Catholics, drawn from all …

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