May 18, 2023 Comments Off

On  18  May  2009,  the  war  in  Sri Lanka came to a bloody, murderous end on the beaches of Mullivaikkal, after months of brutal violence meted out by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

July 12, 2022 Comments Off

This is the second 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

October 27, 2021 Comments Off

27th October is Day of Commemoration of Disappearances in Sri Lanka Sri Lankans have lived under the terrible shadow of enforced disappearances for decades: in the security forces’ campaign against the JVP leftists

October 22, 2021 Comments Off

On 22nd October 2020, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution with a two-thirds majority, despite opposition from a wide range of civil society groups and concerns raised by international NGOs and UN experts. One

September 25, 2020 Comments Off

At the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) last week, the Government of Sri Lanka tried to dismiss calls for greater international action on Sri Lanka, saying that it is committed to

November 1, 2019 Comments Off

In a recent article published in World Politics Review, academic Jocelyn Belanger argued that the Sri Lankan experience of ‘rehabilitating’ Tamil Tiger (LTTE) militants at the end of the country’s long civil war in 2009

December 15, 2009 Comments Off

Sri Lanka’s Catholic archbishop, Malcolm Ranjith, recently toured Europe urging renewal of the country’s highly privileged access to the EU market, known as GSP+, which the European Commission is recommending should be suspended

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

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