#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...

What just happened in Geneva (2.0)?

Last week, members of the UN Human Rights Council adopted another resolution on Sri Lanka – Resolution 34/1 – renewing the government’s pledges to deliver a meaningful process of justice and reconciliation.  In this post, we briefly explain how and why the resolution...