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

January 15, 2010 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice welcomes the awarding of bail to Tamil journalist J.S Tissainayagam, who has been serving a 20 year gaol term for writing articles critical of the

January 11, 2010 Comments Off

International Crisis Group - Asia Briefing N’99 Since the decisive military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka has made little progress in reconstructing its battered democratic institutions or

January 7, 2010 Comments Off

The 8th of January marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the senior journalist and founding editor of “The Sunday Leader” newspaper. Lasantha Wickrematunge was on his way to his

December 30, 2009 Comments Off

In January 2009 Lasantha Wickrematunge, a prominent journalist and editor of a leading newspaper in Sri Lanka was assassinated. Anticipating his own death, he wrote an editorial, which was published three days after

December 16, 2009 Comments Off

Roma Tearne, the award-winning writer and artist, is the newest member of our Council of Advisers. Roma was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Britain when she was ten. Like most professional

November 25, 2009 Comments Off

Welcoming Baroness Ashton’s appointment as the new EU 'foreign minister', the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace & Justice (SLC) today released a statement – signed by an international group of eminent Advisers –

November 20, 2009 Comments Off

Dear Heads of Government, On the occasion of the forthcoming meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government, Amnesty International would like to draw your attention to recent developments in Sri Lanka and urge you

October 29, 2009 Comments Off

UN Secretary-General Should Establish International Investigation The Sri Lankan government’s proposal to create a committee of experts to examine allegations of laws-of-war violations during the conflict between the government and the separatist Liberation

October 19, 2009 Comments Off

Press Release Three leading US human rights advocates have joined forces to urge UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, President Obama, and other world leaders to put an immediate end to an imminent humanitarian