In deep sorrow, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) mourns the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, one of our founding members and a courageous women human rights defender who had fought and contributed greatly to human rights and justice in Sri Lanka, in the South Asian region and globally. Sunila passed away in Colombo on 9 September, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. >>>
It is a sad moment for human rights activists in Sri Lanka and around the world. And it is a sad moment for all of us at Urgent Action Fund. Today we also honor the leadership and passion she brought to our organization.