February 27, 2024 Comments Off

  This letter was originally sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on 25 January 2024, concerning the position of then-Acting Inspector-General of

February 23, 2024 Comments Off

Introduction Those of us who are closely watching the unfolding atrocity in Gaza in 2023/24 will no doubt be painfully reminded of Sri Lanka during the last phase of the civil war in

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,

July 26, 2022 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign has joined with People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) and 15 other organizations in writing to Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers, requesting that former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

February 24, 2021 Comments Off

As the Human Rights Council opens its 46th session, member states have the opportunity to shape and vote on a new resolution on justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. In January, the Office

February 16, 2021 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign co-hosted a webinar on Friday 12 February with the Global Tamil Forum, Canadian Tamil Congress and the Centre for Justice and Human Rights at New York University. Moderated by

January 18, 2021 Comments Off

On 8th January, authorities demolished the Mullivaikkal memorial at Jaffna University, which was erected in 2019 to commemorate the tens of thousands of Tamil civilians who were killed in the final stages of

July 1, 2020 Comments Off

The launch of the UK’s human rights sanctions regime is an opportunity for the UK government to take action against impunity in Sri Lanka. The UK should join the US in designating Lieutenant

April 1, 2020 Comments Off

Over the past few months, governments around the world have been responding to an unprecedented health crisis with unprecedented measures. In even the most open and free societies, tight restrictions on movement, extensive

February 5, 2020 Comments Off

The government of Sri Lanka is currently attempting to appoint a former death squad member, C. A. Chandraprema, as its ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council. As highlighted in a new dossier compiled by