Ten years on

Today marks ten years since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, the final stages of which were scene to some of the worst mass atrocities of the 21st century. The scale and gravity of the crimes that took place in the war’s last days alone can be difficult to...

A Tribute to Kim Wall

Following years in which it routinely ranked near the top of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Impunity Index, Sri Lanka is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. The risks are higher still if you are Tamil. According to...

Lighting the lamps

Last week Dr Chaminda Weerawardhana wrote an article for the Colombo Telegraph in which he defended the right of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, or “heroes day”. It is incredibly rare to hear a defence of Maaveerar Naal outside of Tamil...