September 30, 2009 Comments Off

“Sri Lanka isn’t important enough” is one of the comments we hear from decision-makers when they are being honest about why they are putting so little effort into pushing a just resolution. Crikey.com

September 27, 2009 Comments Off

Ms Bianca Jagger, known for her tireless work on human rights causes around the world, including opposition to the Iraq war, says “The world cannot continue to ignore the suffering of the approximately

September 16, 2009 Comments Off

Three government-employed physicians treated thousands of injured and dying patients during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s war, despite the risk to their own lives. Doctors Sathiyamoorthy, Shanmugarajah and Varatharajah coordinated with the

September 14, 2009 Comments Off

Leading Catholic aid agency, CAFOD has called on the government of Sri Lanka to end the forced confinement of hundreds of thousands of survivors of the country’s long and bloody conflict and allow

September 13, 2009 Comments Off

In his famous obituary, entitled “And Then They Came for Me” and written because he was certain the Government of Sri Lanka would have him assassinated, the leading Sinhalese journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge warned

September 12, 2009 Comments Off

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights listed Sri Lanka with Afghanistan, Colombia, Congo, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen as countries where there are “grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law”

September 9, 2009 Comments Off

The Secretary-General strongly regrets the decision of the Sri Lankan Government to expel Mr. James Elder, Spokesman for UNICEF in Sri Lanka. The Secretary-General expresses his full confidence in the work of the

September 7, 2009 Comments Off

First came the Economist’s scorecard giving Ban Ki-moon a very embarrassing 3 out of 10 for his handling of civil wars and “speaking truth to power”. [1] And then the leak of a

September 3, 2009 Comments Off

Many governments say they are unable to do anything but in private they seem to be doing quite a bit… and not always helpful. According to Bruce Haigh, a senior Australian diplomat who

September 1, 2009 Comments Off

By LAKHDAR BRAHIMI & EDWARD MORTIMER For the Singapore Straits Times It has been three months since Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse declared the country “liberated” from Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)