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

March 3, 2020 Comments Off

Last week, Sri Lanka’s new government formally withdrew its support for UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 30/1 – thereby pulling the plug on its long-standing pledge to establish a domestic accountability mechanism capable of

February 20, 2020 Comments Off

Today we publish a new report, ‘Abandoned Promises?’, looking at the current state of play for human rights in Sri Lanka, and evaluating the progress that the government has made towards addressing the legacy

November 8, 2011 Comments Off

Next Monday, representatives of 25 of the world’s most powerful countries will be wined and dined by Gotabaya Rajapaksa: the president’s brother and Sri Lankan defence secretary, arguably the most powerful man in

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 30, 2010 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace & Justice is launching a series of interviews to mark the first anniversary of the end of nearly three decades of armed conflict in the country. We

May 29, 2010 Comments Off

This depressing speech by Hillary Clinton speaks for itself. It stands in stark contrast to the pre-election rhetoric of Barack Obama “When genocide is happening, when ethnic cleansing is happening somewhere around the

April 18, 2010 Comments Off

Tapan Bose is no stranger to violence and human rights abuse in South Asia. As Secretary General of the South Asia Forum for Human Rights, and based in Nepal, he has seen and

February 3, 2010 Comments Off

It is often said – by Indian decision-makers and others – that the Indian Government lacks influence with the Government of Sri Lanka. At this time of great risk to journalists and human