The very worrying current situation in Sri Lanka

Dear friends, I’d like to share a release we have just sent out concerning media reports from Sri Lanka. Here’s how you can help Support Amnesty International’s Urgent Action to keep Jeyakumary safe Spread the word, by sharing the statement below far...

Help Jeyakumary and others detained without evidence

Dear friends, Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen Mahesan have been released but Jeyakumary Balendran and a number of others remain in detention. The situation in Sri Lanka continues to be incredibly troubling with the Government of Sri Lanka continuing a general crackdown...

Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen released

It has been an emotional day. At about 1:30 am Sri Lanka time Father Praveen and Ruki Fernando were released without charge. This is fantastic news and a testament to the power of a joined up campaign involving virtually everyone who had ever met either of them, and...

Update on the Kilinochchi three

    Dear friends, I am sorry to say that not much has changed with respect to the three brave activists currently held without evidence in Sri Lankan Jail. Jeyakumari remains in Boosa detention centre, her daughter remains with children’s services....

Free the Kilinochchi three

Update: it appears they have been issued with a 72 hour police detention order, with no specific charges, but arrest was on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred which is manifestly absurd. Police say they will be produced before the courts within 72 hours. They will...