October 17, 2023 Comments Off

On Sunday 10th September, it was reported that a Malaiyaha Tamil plantation family were violently evicted from their single-room makeshift home, which was then destroyed by around ten men claiming to be state security officials at

July 23, 2023 Comments Off

Forty years ago today, on 23rd July 1983, a mass anti-Tamil pogrom broke out in Sri Lanka, in which an estimated 3,000 Tamil people died at the hands of Sinhalese mobs. Since then,

May 18, 2023 Comments Off

On  18  May  2009,  the  war  in  Sri Lanka came to a bloody, murderous end on the beaches of Mullivaikkal, after months of brutal violence meted out by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

March 7, 2023 Comments Off

President Ranil W.,  announced   that  Sri  Lankan local elections, due to be held on 9th March 2023, will be indefinitely delayed, as the Sri Lankan government continues its assault on democratic rights. 

January 31, 2023 Comments Off

On  the  1st February,   the  Sri  Lankan  government   will   undergo  its  fourth   Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. You can watch it here between 9:30-12:30

January 16, 2023 Comments Off

The Sri Lankan government should immediately end the arbitrary detention of Wasantha Mudalige, a student activist who was arrested on August 18, 2022, 7 human rights organizations said today. Since August 21, Mudalige,

November 8, 2022 Comments Off

Job Description The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice is a small but dynamic campaigning organisation that aims to bring about a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon accountability

September 9, 2022 Comments Off

To read the first part of this series on militarisation in Sri Lanka, click here. The power wielded by the armed forces has been in the spotlight in Sri Lanka in the last few

August 24, 2022 Comments Off

In recent months, Sri Lanka has been rocked by an economic, social, and political crisis. Whilst the situation on the ground has been in constant flux, the security forces have exploited the crisis

August 5, 2022 Comments Off

We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the Sri Lankan authorities’ violent crackdown and increasing reprisals against peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka.  This includes arrests, intimidation and the brutal attack on the protest camp in