The death and rebirth of the Sri Lanka Model

In the early part of this decade the phrase “the Sri Lanka model” gained popularity among both Sri Lanka watchers and influential figures in the security forces of nefarious regimes. It doesn’t get thrown around as much these days, but nor has it entirely disappeared....

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 black day for the British Council

A couple of weeks ago Sri Lankan arts festival ‘Colomboscope’ presented a biased account of events that took place during the country’s bloody civil war, as well as its community today. The event was supported by British and German taxpayers through the British...

Photos from Sri Lanka’s killing fields

Frances Harrison recently wrote for the Times of India about how the Government of Sri Lanka is turning the site of the final battles of the civil war, where tens of thousands of civilians were killed, into a tourist attraction. The article unfortunately did not...