Sri Lanka situation update (28 October 2018)

On Sunday evening, President Sirisena issued a statement on national television in which he explained that he had taken the decision to remove Prime Minister Wickremesinghe following differences in “policy, culture, personality and conduct.” The President further...

What is happening in Sri Lanka?

Situation updates: ‘A retreat from the precipice. For now’, 19 December 2018 ‘Steps forward, steps backward’, 21 November 2018 ‘Plunging deeper into crisis’, 10 November 2018 8 November 2018 31 October 2018 28 October 2018 A...

We need to talk about impunity

Last month, Sri Lanka witnessed some of the worst violence in recent memory, as mobs of Sinhalese Buddhist hardliners rampaged through the streets of Ampara and Kandy attacking Muslim homes, businesses and places of worship. Over the course of several days, hundreds...

What just happened in Geneva (2.0)?

Last week, members of the UN Human Rights Council adopted another resolution on Sri Lanka – Resolution 34/1 – renewing the government’s pledges to deliver a meaningful process of justice and reconciliation.  In this post, we briefly explain how and why the resolution...