Banned websites go to supreme court

The arbitrary blocking of four websites by the Ministry of Media and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission stands contrary to the idea of freedom of expression. Last week the supreme court of Sri Lanka heard a case brought on behalf of the banned websites. We...

Marie Colvin, Syria and the ‘Sri Lankan model’

‘I watched a little baby die today. Absolutely horrific…This is happening over and over and over…It is shelling with impunity and merciless disregard for the civilians who simply cannot escape… No-one here can understand how the international community can let this...

And then they came for me…

Today has been chosen to mark Black January, a memorial for all the attacks on the media that have occurred in the month of January in the past three years, and the failure of the government of Sri Lanka to bring to account those responsible for attacks on numerous...

Help human rights defender Sunanda Deshapriya

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (The Observatory) has asked for your help in defending a man who is coming under threat because he dared to tell the truth about Sri Lanka’s human rights’ record. You can join the campaign here...