Militarisation in Sri Lanka’s North: not going away

In 2013, four years after the bloody final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, we produced a series of infographics detailing the chilling extent of the military’s presence in the North of Sri Lanka. Those infographics painted a picture of a country a long way from...

Bridging the impunity gap: a look at the Jayasuriya initiative

At the end of last month, criminal complaints were filed in Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru against Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Latin America, Jagath Jayasuriya. Brought by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in coordination with local human rights...

#ReleaseTheList: campaign update

For approximately half a year, Tamil relatives of the disappeared have been protesting continuously at five sites across the North and East of Sri Lanka demanding that the government take action that could secure answers about the fate of their loved ones. Last month...

A Tribute to Kim Wall

Following years in which it routinely ranked near the top of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Impunity Index, Sri Lanka is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. The risks are higher still if you are Tamil. According to...

Attempts to intimidate human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias

The Sri Lanka Campaign is deeply concerned by recent attempts by senior government of Sri Lanka officials to intimidate Attorney at Law, Mr Lakshan Dias – a vital and irreplaceable voice within the human rights community who has worked tirelessly in support of...

Remembering the dead is not a crime

During the first two weeks of May 2017 he was visited six times by military intelligence. On several occasions, he received anonymous late-night phone calls. Between 16-20th May he was summoned by the police three times to provide statements. And yesterday, a court...