Halt the deployment

Early next week, 243 Sri Lankan troops will be deployed to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. We want to stop that from happening, and would like to ask for your help in ensuring that it doesn’t. Why? Because the UN itself recently pledged to scale back...

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...

Perpetrators cannot be protectors

At this very moment, over a hundred thousand UN peacekeepers are deployed in nearly twenty countries around the world. Their purpose is just as their name suggests: to keep the peace; to stand between civilians and the forces that would harm them; to protect. And, by...