Militarisation in Sri Lanka’s North: not going away

In 2013, four years after the bloody final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, we produced a series of infographics detailing the chilling extent of the military’s presence in the North of Sri Lanka. Those infographics painted a picture of a country a long way from...

Colombo Port City: White Elephant? Affront to human rights?

Just five months after taking office, President Sirisena’s government may backtrack on one of its key pre-election promises – to scrap the controversial $1.5 Billion Colombo Port City Project (CPC). The project, which was officially inaugurated in September 2014 by...

AP and Government propaganda

On July 25 an Associated Press (AP) story about purported troop reductions in the North of the country was picked up and re-produced by a number of major news outlets around the world. The article, inaccurately titled ‘Sri Lanka to Reduce Troops in Ex-War Zone North’,...