Introducing “4 years on”

“5 dead in Visuvamadu, 21 injured by shelling” That was an SMS message sent by UN staff in the north of Sri Lanka exactly four years ago today. The messages coming from this area quickly become more frantic and distressing as they document the Sri Lankan...

The Vanni

You may see Antoni as you walk down the street- head down, lost in thought as he weaves his way through a throng of people. You may sit next to him on the bus, or brush past him in the supermarket. He may live next door to you. He hides a troubled past, which...

Still counting the dead

Our chair, Edward Mortimer, recently wrote this review for Global magazine: Still Counting the Dead Frances Harrison The enormity of what happened in Sri Lanka in 2009 is still far from being generally known or appreciated around the world. A conflict pitting...

Tales from the front line

“Every journalist has heard of Srebrenica. How many have heard of Mullivaikkal where just as many perished?” This is the sobering question that Frances Harrison, former BBC correspondent asks in her upcoming book “Still Counting the Dead”. In it the veteran...

The long arm of the Sri Lankan Government

The Government of Sri Lanka are masters at the art of intimidating their critics into silence. However, like most bullies, they tend to pick on those who find it difficult to fight back – either because they are currently living in Sri Lanka or because they have Sri...