Intimidation in the name of rehabilitation

The government of Sri Lanka’s “rehabilitation” process has proven to be a significant obstacle to lasting peace. So concludes our recent statement submitted to the Human Rights Council for its 28th regular session. This statement was jointly written by the Sri Lanka...

Now that Gobi is dead, Jeyakumari must come home

We have just released a statement in response to the Government of Sri Lanka’s announcement that they have killed the wanted LTTE revivalist “Gobi”. As we said in that statement, “There was never any credible evidence produced to link...

Please help the victims of rape

Dear friends, On tonight’s Newsnight, tomorrow on BBC World (outside UK -available here pt1 pt2 pt3), and on Saturday on BBC news (UK), we will hear the BBC tell the absolutely shocking story of people who have been raped, sexually abused, and tortured by the...

Rani’s story

Roma Tearne has kindly let us repost her true story from earlier this year – Rani’s story. You can read the original here. She has let us do this to draw attention to our campaign on sexual violence. Please give it a read, and if it makes you feel strongly...

Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka

You might have seen we launched a report, based upon Watchdog’s research, in today’s observer As we say in the report this is “A report into arbitrary detention, prison conditions, the Vavuniya riot, and its aftermath.” “This report was...