Introducing “4 years on”

“5 dead in Visuvamadu, 21 injured by shelling” That was an SMS message sent by UN staff in the north of Sri Lanka exactly four years ago today. The messages coming from this area quickly become more frantic and distressing as they document the Sri Lankan...

Flag day

We need new tactics if the plight of the Tamil people is to get the attention it deserves Sinhalese mob burn Tamil cars, homes, and business in Colombo, July 1983 A few weeks ago the twenty ninth anniversary of the events of Black July passed – a sombre anniversary...

Mullivaikal Remembrance Day 2011 – Today @ Trafalgar Square

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka, and also of one of its greatest tragedies: the shelling by the Sri Lankan army of Mullivaikal hospital which killed at least 49 patients. We will be meeting in Trafalgar Square in London (nearest tube...