Sri Lanka is a diverse country where complex ethno-religious divisions contribute to tension among the various communities. Despite protections guaranteed by the constitution and international law, Muslims and other religious minorities suffer abusive government regulations which disproportionately affect their communities and endure societal discrimination that often goes unnoticed or uninvestigated by authorities. This country update examines recent religious freedom violations in Sri Lanka and highlights problematic laws and regulations including Article 291A and 291B of the Penal Code, the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and misused International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act.

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