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November 19, 2019 Comments Off

On Sunday morning, Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed victory in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections having obtained 52.25% of the total votes cast. He did so with a significant margin on his closest rival, Sajith Premadasa,

November 14, 2019 Comments Off

This Saturday, Sri Lankans will head to the polls to select a new President: the culmination of a high-stakes election battle dominated by questions of national security and economic development. Strikingly absent from

November 8, 2019 Comments Off

Early next week, 243 Sri Lankan troops will be deployed to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. We want to stop that from happening and would like to ask for your help in

September 9, 2019 Comments Off

Some good news: yesterday, a UN spokesperson confirmed to a reporter that Sri Lankan troops would – unless their presence was deemed vital to security – be banned from further deployments to UN peacekeeping missions.

May 16, 2011 Comments Off

The FT reports that Sri Lanka has invited officials, from countries including the US and China, to a seminar in Colombo – to ‘showcase how the country’s strategy to defeat the Tamil Tigers

May 26, 2010 Comments Off

Today (18 May 2010) marks the first anniversary of the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka. In response to the impunity that continues to exist, Amnesty International has launched a web petition

May 18, 2010 Comments Off

Key highlights of the briefing given by ICG on its report 'War crimes in Sri Lanka' The powerful report, citing witness testimony, satellite images, documents and other evidence, calls for a wide-reaching international

April 28, 2010 Comments Off

By Reporters Without Borders / Reporters Sans Frontières “In what country do you appoint an arsonist to put out fires?” Reporters Without Borders asked today after learning that Mervyn Silva, a politician notorious for

April 22, 2010 Comments Off

According to Tapan Bose, a well-known Indian journalist, film producer and a political activist, Basil Fernando’s book provides us an insight into “abysmal lawlessness and the zero status of the citizens”, the militarisation

April 20, 2010 Comments Off

Col R Hariharan served in Sri Lanka as the head of intelligence for the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990 and is still well connected with the Indian