February 1, 2010 Comments Off

Antony Loewenstein, Advisor to Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice writes in leading Australian magazine “Crikey” Defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former army chief Sarath Fonseka may claim temporary asylum in

January 27, 2010 Comments Off

“Peace is not the absence of war”, Martin Luther King told us: “it is the presence of justice”. King’s legacy transmitted itself directly into the mantra of African American activists, outraged over the

January 20, 2010 Comments Off

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, PRESS RELEASE, 18th January 2010 Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on January 26th to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity

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

November 4, 2009 Comments Off

One of the common features of deep-rooted conflicts – when even the middle class, media, police, and others who should know better come to support the strategy of peace through greater and greater

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 28, 2009 Comments Off

The EU Council has adopted the following conclusions: 1) The EU has continued to keep the situation in Sri Lanka under close attention and as stated before, wishes to engage with the Government

October 9, 2009 Comments Off

Article in the Daily Star, By Antony Loewenstein, advisor to the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. Israel’s war against the Gazan people in December and January devastated the tiny Strip, killing

September 13, 2009 Comments Off

In his famous obituary, entitled “And Then They Came for Me” and written because he was certain the Government of Sri Lanka would have him assassinated, the leading Sinhalese journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge warned