October 17, 2023 Comments Off

On Sunday 10th September, it was reported that a Malaiyaha Tamil plantation family were violently evicted from their single-room makeshift home, which was then destroyed by around ten men claiming to be state security officials at

July 23, 2023 Comments Off

Forty years ago today, on 23rd July 1983, a mass anti-Tamil pogrom broke out in Sri Lanka, in which an estimated 3,000 Tamil people died at the hands of Sinhalese mobs. Since then,

January 16, 2023 Comments Off

The Sri Lankan government should immediately end the arbitrary detention of Wasantha Mudalige, a student activist who was arrested on August 18, 2022, 7 human rights organizations said today. Since August 21, Mudalige,

August 5, 2022 Comments Off

We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the Sri Lankan authorities’ violent crackdown and increasing reprisals against peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka.  This includes arrests, intimidation and the brutal attack on the protest camp in

July 7, 2022 Comments Off

This is the first 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

December 21, 2021 Comments Off

As 2021 comes to an end, we have been looking back over some of the key developments in human rights, justice, and accountability in Sri Lanka over the last year. This has been

December 10, 2021 Comments Off

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), announced that Furqan Bangalzai, a former commander of a Pakistani terrorist organisation, would be designated for sanctions under the Global Human

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

July 22, 2021 Comments Off

Here we look at some of the key developments in human rights, justice, and accountability in Sri Lanka over the month of June.  Bail for Shani Abeysekara Shani Abeysekara, the former director of the

March 23, 2021 Comments Off

On Thursday 18 March, the UK parliament held a debate in the House of Commons discussing “UK commitments to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.” Twenty two MPs took part in