Gotabaya’s Sri Lanka: the risks ahead and how to respond

On Sunday morning, Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed victory in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections having obtained 52.25% of the total votes cast. He did so with a significant margin on his closest rival, Sajith Premadasa, who walked away with a vote share of just 41.99%....

It is time for Sri Lanka to acknowledge its cluster blomb victims

This coming Monday, the government of Sri Lanka will open a major gathering in Geneva attended by the 100+ countries who have signed up to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CMC), an international treaty designed to prevent the use of one of the world’s most...

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...