The group said since the January 26 election, opposition supporters and journalists have been arrested, several prominent newspaper editors have received death threats and trade unionists harassed.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa won re-election in the face of a challege from his former army chief Sarath Fonseka.
Madhu Malhotra, Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific deputy director, said “victory against the Tamil Tigers followed by an historic election should have ended political repression in Sri Lanka, but instead we have seen a serious clampdown on freedom of expression”.
Keep up with the latest business news from the region with the Emirates Business 24|7 daily newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.
Follow Emirates 24|7 on Google News.