Support Street Spirit in Sri Lanka

The coup attempt at the end of last year saw Sri Lanka’s fragile and imperfect democracy pushed to the brink. It survived, in large part, due to the many ordinary citizens who took to the streets in peaceful resistance. An exciting new project – Street Spirit –...

500 days of protest: enough is enough

Among the images of pristine beaches, lush forests, and rolling hills, one thing that you won’t find on the website of the Sri Lankan tourism board are photos of the roadside shacks across the North and East of the country where elderly Tamil women have been...

3 environmental protestors killed in clashes with the Sri Lankan Army

Three people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and the Sri Lankan army on Thursday. Many more were severely beaten, and journalists attempting to cover the demonstrations were attacked and threatened. Some Sri Lankan sources put the eventual death toll as...