February 25, 2010 Comments Off

Ms Arnestad lived in Sri Lanka and made a quite remarkable film ‘My Daughter the Terrorist’. She and producer Morten Daae won the Best Norwegian TV Documentary award at the 2009 Gullruten (the Norwegian

February 25, 2010 Comments Off

The Council of Advisers is delighted to welcome its second Sri Lankan member, the leading human rights advocate Basil Fernando. Basil has been the Executive Director of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and

February 25, 2010 Comments Off

The Council of Advisers is delighted to welcome Aitzaz Ahsan, the first Pakistani member. Mindful of the dreadful situation in which Pakistan found itself – and the bravery of many legal professionals not least

February 14, 2010 Comments Off

Twelve UN Human Rights Council Experts Issue Joint Report on Secret Detention around the World Craig Scott, Professor of Law Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; Member, Board of Advisors, Sri Lanka Campaign for

February 12, 2010 Comments Off

In a hard hitting challenge to many, UK journalist Chaminda Jayanetti says: “Most oppressed people have no choice in their oppression. They did not ask for it – it was forced on them.

February 10, 2010 Comments Off

BASIL FERNANDO Column: Burning Points, UPI Asia Online - HONG KONG, China, February 5, 2010 The disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, a political analyst, journalist and visual designer attached to Lanka E News; the

February 9, 2010 Comments Off

Regardless of how they voted, many Sri Lankans strongly disapproved of three trends during the campaigning. These were: --- continuous personal slander, provoked by undue media publicity. As the norms of vigorous and

February 4, 2010 Comments Off

We at the Sri Lanka Peace and Justice Campaign are delighted that Ms Freeman has started a public discussion about the role of visitors to Sri Lanka in general, and writers and artists

February 3, 2010 Comments Off

It is often said – by Indian decision-makers and others – that the Indian Government lacks influence with the Government of Sri Lanka. At this time of great risk to journalists and human

February 2, 2010 Comments Off

Sri Lankan electoral monitoring groups have expressed grave doubts about the fairness of the election with respect to Tamils in the North. The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has listed a catalogue