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 11, 2010 Comments Off

International Crisis Group - Asia Briefing N’99 Since the decisive military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka has made little progress in reconstructing its battered democratic institutions or

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 12, 2009 Comments Off

The government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has trouble with the truth. Alongside a track record of distortions and outright lies, its mastery of doublespeak of the sort Orwell so brilliantly narrated in his

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

December 9, 2009 Comments Off

President Obama promised his era would be one of greater transparency and the Senate is following his lead on Sri Lanka. In an 18-page bipartisan report, two experienced Senators have argued for a

December 7, 2009 Comments Off

Reading the recent speech by a senior South African government minister, Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, leaves you uncertain whether to laugh or cry! As you will see, she praises Sri Lanka for its human

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 –

November 23, 2009 Comments Off

It is just over 10 weeks since we launched the Campaign. In that time, pressure on the Sri Lankan Government (GoSL) – from this Campaign and from many other directions – has helped

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