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’,...

The Sri Lankan army is seizing land that could be worth $2bn

We recently wrote about the Sri Lankan military’s land seizures. Since then the Government of Sri Lanka has issued even more seizure notices, and we understand yet more are still to come. Once again they are claiming this land in the public interest. Yet they...

Land Expropriation and Deception in Keppapilavu

By The Social Architects Introduction  During the civil war’s final phases, more than 300,000 people were displaced; the majority of those internally displaced persons (IDPs) were eventually relocated to IDP camps – with Menik[1] Farm[2] (Vavuniya) being the largest...

Massive land grab by the Sri Lankan military

The Sri Lankan Government are engaging in a massive land grab on the Jaffna peninsular. 1474 people have appealed to the courts to quash a Government’s land acquisition decision and to prevent the Government to grab an area of approximately 25.8 square kilometres...