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US Concerned About Sri Lankan Arrests

The United States says it is concerned about the "intensifying pressure" on Sri Lankan civil society and human rights activists. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday the U.S. is "especially concerned" about the detention last week of two well-known human rights activists -- Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan -- following their inquiries about the arrest of another activist. Their detention triggered international condemnation and the two were...

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