January 30, 2010 Comments Off

Two days after he was declared the winner of this week’s election, Reporters Without Borders appealed today to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to put a stop to arrests and intimidation of journalists working for

January 28, 2010 Comments Off

UN Secretary-General Should Work for Independent International Investigation United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and key international actors should take steps to bring accountability for Sri Lanka’s grave human rights violations so that the

January 27, 2010 Comments Off

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The common candidate for several opposition parties, retired general Sarath Fonseka, has made an appeal to the President of Sri Lanka to ensure security for

January 27, 2010 Comments Off

“Peace is not the absence of war”, Martin Luther King told us: “it is the presence of justice”. King’s legacy transmitted itself directly into the mantra of African American activists, outraged over the

January 26, 2010 Comments Off

Dear President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Dear General Sarath Fonseka, An Appeal to the Two Key Candidates Contesting the Presidential Elections We write this letter on behalf of the Friday Forum, which is an informal

January 26, 2010 Comments Off

Tension surrounds today’s presidential election, especially for the press, which has had to face many obstacles. Use of the state media to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign for another term has been accompanied

January 22, 2010 Comments Off

Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, the conflict resolution organisation, where he promotes responsible coverage of current and potential conflicts and helps draw attention to forgotten wars around the world.

January 20, 2010 Comments Off

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, PRESS RELEASE, 18th January 2010 Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on January 26th to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity

January 20, 2010 Comments Off

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Basil Fernando, January 19, 2010 Four people have now been killed due to election violence during this presidential campaign. This campaign is for electing the

January 19, 2010 Comments Off

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Basil Fernando, January 16, 2010 The groups engaged in monitoring the election have reported flagrant violations of election laws, the illegal use of state assets