sri lanka

  • November 16, 2012

    Father Michael Rodrigo’s life and witness in Sri Lanka reflect the importance of perseverance, hope and faith in a better future, says Savi Hensman. This remarkable man still has something to say today, when all too many people live precariously in a divided and often violent world.

  • August 4, 2012

    As post war Sri Lanka experiences a high level of militarisation, the northern provinces of the country continue to face serious problems.

  • March 16, 2012

    In May 2009, Sri Lanka’s civil war came to an end. On 14 March 2012, Channel 4 broadcast Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, a follow-up to an earlier documentary. This focused on the last few months of the armed conflict, when large numbers of civilians were killed or injured.

  • November 8, 2011

    Sri Lanka is not credibly investigating torture, Amnesty International has said on the eve of a review by the UN Committee Against Torture.

  • October 28, 2011

    The Commonwealth may become "irrelevant" if its leaders allow Sri Lanka to become its next host, Amnesty International says, ahead of its summit.

  • June 26, 2011

    Worries continue about a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo at the end of last week after being forcibly returned from the UK.

  • June 15, 2011

    The Channel 4 footage Sri Lanka war crimes footage showed graphically what happens when ordinary people are regarded as mere pawns who can be sacrificed in a contest between rival commanders, says Savi Hensman, reviewing the evidence. But all human life is precious and such degrading practices must be outlawed

  • April 18, 2011

    As a Dutch teenager under Nazi occupation, Ben Bavinck learnt to resist fascism. He later taught in Sri Lanka, then returned in 1988, amidst violent turmoil. By that time, the island had become notorious throughout the world because of the scale of killings, by both government and rebel forces. While doing relief and rehabilitation work for the National Christian Council, he kept diaries, describing and seeking to make sense of what he witnessed.

  • February 13, 2011

    A year after the disappearance of Sri Lanka human rights defender Pattani Razeek, Amnesty have renewed their call for those responsible to be brought to justice.

  • February 10, 2011

    A senior Anglican bishop in Sri Lanka has condemned the "continuing attacks on media and the connected activities", including nonviolent protest.