Rape has to stop

Channel 4 are currently broadcasting “No Fire Zone”, the new documentary about Sri Lanka’s civil war. It contains shocking footage pointing to a number of human rights violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Some of the most disturbing...

A comment on Fonseka’s release

Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief in Sri Lanka, was released on Monday 21th of May after the necessary formalities to give him the pardon were completed and the order to the prison authorities given. As Commander of the Army in 2009 he is considered, alongside...

What happened in Mullaittivu?

Photographer undisclosed, Nanthi Kadal Lagoon, Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka, August 2011 On Wednesday the 14th at 10:55pm GMT, Channel 4 aired a documentary about the appalling events that took place on this beach and elsewhere in May of 2009. It is available to stream all...

Embattled Sri Lanka tries to stave off war crimes pressure

After last month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting prompted fresh calls for war crimes investiations, Sri Lanka has ramped up its diplomatic PR drive by announcing the release of a National Plan of Action for the Protection and Promotion of Human...

The documentary that is opening the eyes of the world

A message from our chair:Dear friend,For two years I have been chairing a campaign to get more international attention for the appalling events of 2009 and the continuing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Yet even I felt I had not fully realized or believed in their...