Abandoned promises?

Today we publish a new report, ‘Abandoned Promises?’, looking at the current state of play for human rights in Sri Lanka, and evaluating the progress that the government has made towards addressing the legacy of the island’s brutal civil war, during which tens of...

A tough year ahead for human rights in Sri Lanka. Can you help us?

Below is a copy of our 2019/2020 Winter Appeal:   Dear Friend, 2019 was a mixed bag at the Sri Lanka Campaign. On the one hand, it was a year which saw some significant achievements and breakthroughs: In the spring, our advocacy work helped secure a new...

Chilling effects under Sri Lanka’s new President

It’s been just under three weeks since Gotabaya Rajapaksa became President of Sri Lanka, and already there are some worrying signs of the chilling effect his victory is having on press freedom and civic space on the island. Several important commentators, from both...

Gotabaya’s Sri Lanka: the risks ahead and how to respond

On Sunday morning, Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed victory in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections having obtained 52.25% of the total votes cast. He did so with a significant margin on his closest rival, Sajith Premadasa, who walked away with a vote share of just 41.99%....

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...