An urgent appeal for support

Dear Friends, We haven’t asked for your help in a while. But we really need it now. Without further funding, we simply won’t be able to continue our work throughout the next year – a year which looks set to be pivotal for the human rights situation in Sri Lanka....

Tea tourism in Sri Lanka: what shape should it take?

A guest post from Nikhil Subbiah, who recently spent several months researching plantation communities in estates in Sri Lanka and Assam as part of Churchill fellowship. In June, a site of tranquillity became one of controversy when the owners of Warwick Garden Hotel,...

Unchecked threats

“Your kids will be killed and you will be fed their meat.” That was but one of many disturbing threats recently received by Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of the disappeared cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who for the past eight years fought tirelessly for answers about...

500 days of protest: enough is enough

Among the images of pristine beaches, lush forests, and rolling hills, one thing that you won’t find on the website of the Sri Lankan tourism board are photos of the roadside shacks across the North and East of the country where elderly Tamil women have been...

Claims about the ‘Gash Despatches’ exposed

At the end of last year, the Sri Lanka Campaign published a critique of an intervention in the House of Lords by Lord Naseby. In that intervention, Lord Naseby sought to discredit prevailing UN accounts about the nature and extent of atrocities committed during the...