The Politics of Disappearance: An Update from Northern Sri Lanka

By The Social Architects Tough Ground Realities [1] The conclusion of war has not heralded a return to peace in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Community members are still struggling with a myriad of problems related to human rights, militarization, sexual violence,...

Sri Lanka stops Tamils civilians from expressing their right to protest

Eleven bus load of people (approximately 700 persons) from Jaffna, were stopped in Vavuniya and prevented from continuing their journey to Colombo; where they intended to protest to demand justice for relatives who have disappeared, or been detained, since the end of...

Registering households

In August, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided not to renew the state of emergency regulations that had been in force for 28 years. The news garnered much international attention, with several countries including the United Kingdom, the United States...