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...

Guilty for screening a documentary. Help #DefendLena

[Update 27/2/17: a dedicated webpage with regular updates about Lena’s case has been set up here. You can also follow developments via @pusatkomas on Twitter] On Tuesday 21st February, Lena Hendry, a human rights defender in Malaysia, was convicted for her part...