Sri Lankan Army: release record of war ‘surrendees’

It has been almost 7 years since the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s civil war and there are still many questions that remain unanswered. One of the biggest of those is what happened to the many hundreds of LTTE ‘surrendees’, as well as the thousands of Tamil civilians, who...

Jeyakumary Balendaran has been released

Good news! After just three days shy of a year in jail, Jeyakumary Balendaran has finally been released! This is fantastic news, and a huge relief for her and her daughter. Her release is due to the phenomenal work of a small but committed band of lawyers, supporters...

A year without justice

Today marks the 285th day of Jeyakumary Balendran’s detention. A prominent member of the movement for the families of the disappeared – her own son having been abducted shortly after the war – she was arrested in March 2014 amid a broad government crackdown on civil...

Don’t forget Jeyakumary. Write to her today.

Five months ago, a mother of the disappeared – Jeyakumary Balendran – was arrested and jailed amid a renewed government crackdown on dissent in the run up to Human Rights Council session in March. You may remember our campaign and our director’s...

Mob storms meeting of relatives of the disappeared – pt 3

This is the last part a three part series on the incidents surrounding the storming of a meeting in Colombo by a mob of Government supporters last Tuesday. In part one we provided a narrative of events with some photos and footage from the scene. In part two we...