A welcome (if overdue) ban on Sri Lanka’s peacekeeping contributions

Some good news: yesterday, a UN spokesperson confirmed to a reporter that Sri Lankan troops would – unless their presence was deemed vital to security – be banned from further deployments to UN peacekeeping missions. It means that as soon as next month, any Sri Lankan...

A small victory for victims

Earlier this year, the Sri Lanka Campaign was one of several organisations who raised the alarm about the growing number of Sri Lankan troops being dispatched to UN peacekeeping missions – despite unaddressed allegations of grave human rights violations by the...

Remembering Khuram: an interview with Nasser Shaikh

Just over six years ago, on 25 December 2011, British citizen Khuram Shaikh was murdered during a holiday stay in Tangalle, a fishing town on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The 32-year-old, a prosthetics specialist from Rochdale, who months earlier had been working with...