January 26, 2010 Comments Off

Tension surrounds today’s presidential election, especially for the press, which has had to face many obstacles. Use of the state media to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign for another term has been accompanied

January 22, 2010 Comments Off

Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, the conflict resolution organisation, where he promotes responsible coverage of current and potential conflicts and helps draw attention to forgotten wars around the world.

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 19, 2010 Comments Off

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Basil Fernando, January 16, 2010 The groups engaged in monitoring the election have reported flagrant violations of election laws, the illegal use of state assets

January 15, 2010 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice welcomes the awarding of bail to Tamil journalist J.S Tissainayagam, who has been serving a 20 year gaol term for writing articles critical of the

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

December 16, 2009 Comments Off

Roma Tearne, the award-winning writer and artist, is the newest member of our Council of Advisers. Roma was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Britain when she was ten. Like most professional

December 11, 2009 Comments Off

Recent comments from the UN, US, Vatican and other suggests that things in Sri Lanka are progressing as smoothly as is reasonable to expect. But the reason for communicating this message is that

November 25, 2009 Comments Off

Welcoming Baroness Ashton’s appointment as the new EU 'foreign minister', the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace & Justice (SLC) today released a statement – signed by an international group of eminent Advisers –