Today is the 2nd anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka, and also of one of its greatest tragedies: the shelling by the Sri Lankan army of Mullivaikal hospital which killed at least 49 patients. We will be meeting in Trafalgar Square in London (nearest tube Charing Cross) between 6 and 8:30 pm to remember the victims of this tragedy and to call upon the world to ensure a lasting peace in Sri Lanka built on a foundation of truth and respect for Human Rights.
If any of you are able to get to London tomorrow please do join us. We need your support to make sure the Governments of the world pay attention. As our Chair, Edward Mortimer, said, “On the second anniversary of the end of the war, we do of course rejoice that the war is over. But what happened in the final weeks is a tragedy of the present as well as the past. Only a full investigation and acknowledgement of the truth can make reconciliation possible.”