January 27, 2020 Comments Off

The Sri Lankan government must urgently clarify whether a senior army official convicted for the murder of eight Tamil civilians, including a five-year-old child, has been pardoned and released from prison. They must

November 19, 2019 Comments Off

On Sunday morning, Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed victory in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections having obtained 52.25% of the total votes cast. He did so with a significant margin on his closest rival, Sajith Premadasa,

October 18, 2019 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign is deeply concerned by news that yet another member of Sri Lanka’s artistic community is being subjected to persecution by Buddhist hardliners on the grounds of religious offence. Award-winning

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

April 6, 2010 Comments Off

An Interfaith Coalition, which brings together representatives of the four main religions, called on all candidates and citizens to act without violence, abuse and corruption in the elections on 8 April. They state

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

March 23, 2010 Comments Off

This open letter is from a veteran and widely respected Sri Lankan lawyer It was first published in Lanka-e-News 20 March 2010   Dear Dayananda, A Free and Fair Election – An impossible

February 2, 2010 Comments Off

Incommunicado ‘Rehabilitation’ Raises Fears of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Human Rights Watch (New York, February 2, 2010) The Sri Lankan government should end its indefinite arbitrary detention of more than 11,000 people held

January 27, 2010 Comments Off

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The common candidate for several opposition parties, retired general Sarath Fonseka, has made an appeal to the President of Sri Lanka to ensure security for