May 24, 2010 Comments Off

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: One year since the war in Sri Lanka ended, the situation for ethnic minority Tamils and Muslims remains of concern as communities in the former war-torn areas await justice, security and

May 21, 2010 Comments Off

It’s been a tragic year for Sri Lankans inside and outside the country, and one year after the end of the conflict, tens of thousands of innocent civilians are still suffering. --- 82,000

April 5, 2010 Comments Off

The UN agencies produce a regular update of the situation in Sri Lanka. The highlights of the March report are: 1) Menik Farm (the largest detention centre in Sri Lanka) currently hosts a

March 31, 2010 Comments Off

Why is there a belief in the International Community and even the Sri Lankan Diasporas that things are returning to normal in Sri Lanka? This account from a highly credible source that cannot

February 2, 2010 Comments Off

Sri Lankan electoral monitoring groups have expressed grave doubts about the fairness of the election with respect to Tamils in the North. The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has listed a catalogue

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 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

November 27, 2009 Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Elders – a group of eminent global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela – have made a direct appeal to the President of Sri Lanka to protect the rights

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 19, 2009 Comments Off

The following report has come from reliable and trusted sources, who, for reasons of their own safety and those of others, have asked to remain anonymous. Last week a group of us got