February 23, 2024 Comments Off

Introduction Those of us who are closely watching the unfolding atrocity in Gaza in 2023/24 will no doubt be painfully reminded of Sri Lanka during the last phase of the civil war in

February 9, 2024 Comments Off

In May of this year, we will be commemorating 15 years since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, when tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed by the armed

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,

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,

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

July 7, 2022 Comments Off

This is the first of a 3-part series of essays and reports which the Sri Lanka Campaign will be publishing in the coming weeks, ahead of the Office of the High Commissioner on

March 17, 2022 Comments Off

The 49th Human Rights Council has been in session for the past few weeks, discussing a variety of human rights issues from around the globe. On 4 and 7 March, the Office of

December 21, 2021 Comments Off

As 2021 comes to an end, we have been looking back over some of the key developments in human rights, justice, and accountability in Sri Lanka over the last year. This has been

December 10, 2021 Comments Off

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), announced that Furqan Bangalzai, a former commander of a Pakistani terrorist organisation, would be designated for sanctions under the Global Human