November 8, 2019 Comments Off

Early next week, 243 Sri Lankan troops will be deployed to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. We want to stop that from happening and would like to ask for your help in

September 10, 2019 Comments Off

Visiting Sri Lanka but concerned about human rights? Then check out this fantastic new short video (below) by ’47 Roots’, a punchy round-up of some of the potential ethical pitfalls of your trip and

August 30, 2019 Comments Off

This coming Monday, the government of Sri Lanka will open a major gathering in Geneva attended by the 100+ countries who have signed up to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CMC), an international treaty designed

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 29, 2010 Comments Off

On the first anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Pakistani lawyer, politician and human rights activist Aitzaz Ahsan writes on why the ongoing abuses in Sri Lanka should concern Pakistanis

May 27, 2010 Comments Off

It’s now a tourist hotspot, but Sri Lanka is still a very dangerous place for reporters. by Lucy Popescu May 19th marked the first anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s long civil

May 25, 2010 Comments Off

Even prior to the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict in May 2009, Human Rights Watch has called upon the United Nations to establish an independent international investigation into violations of international humanitarian

May 8, 2010 Comments Off

The recent experience with UK Committee of Inquiry into the war with Iraq is clear evidence that such government defined processes are inherently prone to manipulation, by their mandate and the appropriateness of

May 6, 2010 Comments Off

By Heike Winnig What’s happened to journalists and others who speak out against the dictatorial government of Sri Lanka? Who’s on the “hit list” the government’s state intelligence units have drawn up? One