The halfway mark

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met last month to discuss, among other things, Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing the process they agreed last September to build a lasting peace based upon justice. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

The farce of the UN’s recent tourism conference in Sri Lanka

It sounds like bad satire. But last week, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism (UNWTO) held a conference in Passikudah – a location on the East coast of Sri Lanka notorious for the...

Sri Lankan Army: release record of war ‘surrendees’

It has been almost 7 years since the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s civil war and there are still many questions that remain unanswered. One of the biggest of those is what happened to the many hundreds of LTTE ‘surrendees’, as well as the thousands of Tamil civilians, who...

Violent attack against journalist, Freddy Gamage

Freddy Gamage, a journalist with whom the Sri Lanka Campaign has worked closely over the past 4-5 years, has been violently attacked. He remains at risk. Freddy, a web journalist and convener of the Professional Web Journalists Association, has played a key role in...

Torture is still happening in Sri Lanka

Over the weekend, reports emerged that a British Tamil man had been detained and tortured whilst on a visit to the north of Sri Lanka in early June. According to sources the individual in question Velauthapillia Renukaruban, who had travelled to Jaffna to marry, was...

2016 Summer Appeal

Dear Friend, “When we hear about the things the Sri Lanka Campaign are doing we know we have not been forgotten.” – anonymous Sri Lankan war survivor, 2015 Click here to donate £15 In October 2015, expectations were raised in Sri Lanka when the new government –...

Holding the government of Sri Lanka to its promises

Today we are launching a new campaign urging the government of Sri Lanka to keep the promise it made to war survivors – and Sri Lanka at large – to address the legacy of the war and to embark on a meaningful process of reconciliation. Click here to sign...

Floods in Sri Lanka: how to help

Over the last ten days Sri Lanka has been hit by severe flooding and subsequent landslides. According to the World Health Organisation 290,000 people have been affected across 22 districts in Sri Lanka, with 190,000 temporarily displaced, 109 missing and 92 confirmed...

Ominous rise in attacks on Sri Lanka’s Christians

Throughout Sri Lanka’s short history, Governments of all persuasions have fermented religious and ethnic nationalism to gain popular support. This has left Sri Lanka with a legacy of Buddhist extremism which frequently manifests in the form of attacks on members...