Remembering Mullivaikkal – 13 years later

there is neither sea nor wind for us to dissolve the ashes proclaim an end and close our eyes. -Poem by Cheran Rudhramoorthy from In a Time of Burning 13 years ago, the Sri Lankan civil war came to an end following a brutal offensive launched by the government’s armed...

A turbulent week in Sri Lanka – what has changed?

In a turbulent week in Sri Lanka, peaceful protests were attacked, the Prime Minister resigned, the military were deployed to the streets of Colombo, and a new (but old) Prime Minister was appointed.   How did we get here? For over a month, thousands of Sri...