sri lanka

  • 16 Oct 2013

    Amnesty has described comments by Lord Rogan praising the Sri Lankan government as "fawning" over "a regime with blood on its hands".

  • 29 Sep 2013

    Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November 2013, says Amnesty International.

  • 1 Sep 2013

    At a press conference in Colombo on 31 August 2013, United Nations high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay highlighted serious ongoing concerns, while recognising progress in some areas. Numerous people continue to be denied human rights, in part because so many others are in denial about abuses by state or rebel forces.

  • 26 Jul 2013

    In July 1983 in Sri Lanka, state-sponsored violence and undermining of democracy led to lengthy civil war and widespread suffering. Thirty years later, it would appear that many have failed to learn from the past.

  • 21 Mar 2013

    A new UN resolution does a good job of highlighting past and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, but not yet to establish a justice procedure.

  • 11 Mar 2013

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority has faced a hate campaign in recent months. The Friday Forum, a citizens’ group which includes former Anglican Bishop of Colombo Duleep de Chickera, has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa calling on him to act. The letter reads as follows:

  • 3 Mar 2013

    Small gatherings can have a vital role if Sri Lanka’s wounds are to be healed and justice achieved, according to Duleep de Chickera.

  • 20 Feb 2013

    One hundred and thirty three clergy and members of religious orders in Sri Lanka have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling for action.

  • 24 Jan 2013

    The Anglican Bishop of Colombo has called for a Time of Lament, after Sri Lanka’s chief justice was unlawfully removed by the ruling regime.

  • 19 Jan 2013

    When those in power disregard human rights and undermine the rule of law, the results can be horrific, observes Savitri Hensman, commenting on recent developments in Sri Lanka. It is to be hoped that, today, non-violent means of resistance will be used, as Sri Lankans and those who care about Sri Lanka seek to defend democracy and civil liberties.