October 22, 2021 Comments Off

On 22nd October 2020, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution with a two-thirds majority, despite opposition from a wide range of civil society groups and concerns raised by international NGOs and UN experts. One

September 25, 2020 Comments Off

At the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) last week, the Government of Sri Lanka tried to dismiss calls for greater international action on Sri Lanka, saying that it is committed to

November 1, 2019 Comments Off

In a recent article published in World Politics Review, academic Jocelyn Belanger argued that the Sri Lankan experience of ‘rehabilitating’ Tamil Tiger (LTTE) militants at the end of the country’s long civil war in 2009

May 26, 2010 Comments Off

Today (18 May 2010) marks the first anniversary of the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka. In response to the impunity that continues to exist, Amnesty International has launched a web petition

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 19, 2010 Comments Off

It’s time for Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils to share a just peace. It’s time to respect human lives in the land called Sri Lanka. It’s time for healing to begin in wounded souls.

May 16, 2010 Comments Off

In response to Roma Tearne’s article about the on-going significance of the burning of the Jaffna Library, some people have contacted us with their own moving accounts of what this means for them and

May 14, 2010 Comments Off

We have cautiously welcomed the announcement by the Presidential Media Unit about the appointment of a commission of inquiry into the recent conflict from the perspective of restorative justice. In our second statement

December 15, 2009 Comments Off

Sri Lanka’s Catholic archbishop, Malcolm Ranjith, recently toured Europe urging renewal of the country’s highly privileged access to the EU market, known as GSP+, which the European Commission is recommending should be suspended

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